PRESS RELEASE:-Trinity Lutheran Church is launching their after school program for the school year entitled “Literacy is the Key to Success!” The program is open to all children from grade 2 to Form 2.
The program runs from Monday to Thursday 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Trinity Lutheran Church is located in beautiful Bisee just a five minute walk from the bus stop on the Castries Highway.
The cost is $50.00 a month. Registration is being taken at 572-2244 or 484-1667.
On Monday and Wednesdays, a well planned out curriculum to improve reading and writing will be stressed.
On Tuesday and Thursday, mathematics is emphasized. Understanding that parents want value for their after school lessons, athletics, music, drama and dance will also be introduced. Transportation is also available upon request for an additional fee.
Evodia Cassius is the driving force behind the academics. Ms. Cassius has recently returned from the States with her Bachelors in Education.
She explains the benefit of such after school programs. “Statistically speaking, children involved in well managed after school programs have improved academic performance and better behavior in the classrooms.
Socially, well run afterschool programs recognize that God has created each individual with incredible potential. The programs allow a community to provide a safe place for academic as well as spiritual growth.
In a recent report from the University of Chicago and UCLA, after school program attenders were shown to have reduced drug use and criminal behavior later on in life. We believe that an educated nation is a thriving nation. This program and others like it, are building up our greatest national resource – which are our people.”
Trinity Lutheran Church which also runs the TLC Early Childhood Education Centre, is well staffed with both volunteer and paid education and sports professionals. Rev. Bramdeo Ramgolam has been a part of the football scene in St. Lucia for 8 years.
Pastor Bram along with Nicolas Lionel, an elder at the church, run a youth football program in La Clery and Bisee. Minister Balram Singh, a former youth national cricketer, has also brought the Trinity Youth Group through the BILD program sponsored by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. They were the first church to complete the program.
Call 572-2244 or 484-1667 to register.
All are welcome to attend.