|Pine Cay Project gave $53,000 in education grants|
|Thursday, 01 December 2011 14:00|
Schools and education projects received an extra $53,000 during the last year to help educate the children of the Turks and Caicos Islands, thanks to the Pine Cay Project.
As a charity that raises money for educational improvement in the TCI, the Pine Cay Project’s grants in 2010-11 mostly focused on improving instruction in science and math, which will remain the project’s highest priority for the next several years.
Maranatha High School — $12,000 for science and mathematics equipment
Enid Capron Primary School — $10,000 for science equipment and materials
Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre — $3,000 for stipends to after-school tutors
MILLS Institute — $3,255 for books and other instructional tools in reading and math
Department of Environment and Coastal Resources — $18,000 for the Junior Park Warden Programme
Community Christian Academy — $6,182 for books and materials in reading and math
Ona Glinton Primary School — $500 toward rebuilding and recovery from a devastating fire
The project works with schools and other organizations, including after-school youth centres and the TCI Community College, to provide financial and technical support for improving the learning environment in schools, updating curricular materials and equipment, and delivering new resources to motivate students and improve learning.
Organizations wishing to receive a grant must complete an application form, which is then reviewed by the project’s board. If selected for an award, grantees report back to Pine Cay Project in six months on how they spent their grant funds and what they achieved for students with Project resources.
Pine Cay Project is a U.S.-based non-profit whose sole purpose is the support of education in the TCI. Donations can be made to Pine Cay Project c/o of the Meridian Club, Pine Cay, or to Pine Cay Project; 3464 Macomb St., NW; Washington, DC 20016. Donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.
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