CCT is a strong corporate citizen of the BVI. We also provide access to an unlimited amount of information through our telecommunications services. For these reasons, we endorse reading, the acquisition of knowledge and the enrichment of communities in the BVI.
Through our 4G data service, CCT allows you to explore hundreds of educational apps and books through the App Store or Google Play Store on your mobile device. In addition, CCT is proud to partner with the BVI Reading Council to encourage “a BVI of Readers”. We invite all residents of the BVI to join the BVI Reading Council and give them your support.
The British Virgin Islands Reading Council is dedicated to fostering the love of reading and developing lifelong readers. It has pledged to promote literacy locally and internationally through service to local council members, partnership with the local community, an alliance with the international reading association and collaboration with the international community. The BVI Reading Council was founded in 1995. In 1997 it became a chartered member of the International Reading Association and it is now an affiliate of that association. The Council has a close relationship with the Ministry and Department of Education and Culture.
The theme of the Council is ‘Literacy our goal for all’. The Council’s stated goals include the following:
- to encourage the study of reading problems at all educational level
- to study the various factors that influence reading progress
- to identify and solve problems at all levels
- to sponsor and run seminars, workshops, and conferences for teachers and parents
- to assist in the development of adequate teacher training programmes, especially with regards to the teaching of reading
- to promote mutual understanding, cooperation, and cooperative work among educators at all levels, parents and persons in leadership position
For more information about the BVI Reading Council, visit: facebook.com/BVIRC
Remember, support your local Reading Council and become a member today. The annual membership fee is just $20.
Reading is very important, at any age. A book a day provides knowledge for life. Never stop learning.
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