For great strides to be made in the nation’s economy, Vincentians need to be equipped with the fundamental literacy and reading skills to capitalize on and understand available opportunities.
This is the basis on which Pallavi Browne, Miss Play 4 has designed a community service project that will target Literacy Improvement through Transformative Teaching (LIT).
Browne’s project stems from the overall theme of Education Development and is just one of eight similar community projects that will be implemented by Miss SVG contestants this year as part of the GECCU Miss SVG Community Service Project, which challenges contestants to effect lasting change in their respective communities.
Browne’s project, LIT targets secondary school students experiencing literacy challenges and will be executed using three approaches; an awareness campaign, advocacy and a literacy camp.
It will run from September 12 to 19, 2022.
As title sponsor of the Miss SVG Community Service Project, GECCU will make $1000 available to each delegate to execute a project surrounding a particular topic in each of their communities.
Each contestant randomly chose the focus of their community project which include education development; sports involvement; promoting safety and reducing crime; entrepreneurship development; advocacy for the differently abled; health awareness/ health promotion; community beautification and geriatric care.