SINT MAARTEN (CUPECOY) – Beyond Kultura Events Foundation (BKE) has in the past three weeks donated twenty sets of classroom copies of the full colored, hard covered children’s book ‘STORM’ to primary schools in Sint Maarten.
‘STORM’ is about two young Sint Maarten boys experiencing Irma and its aftermath. By donating the books along with a delivery ceremony, BKE aims to stimulate comprehensive reading among the youth.
The author of STORM, Loekie Morales, as well as some of the sponsors have personally handed over the box of books to representatives of the schools. The Books Delivery Ceremonies have awakened some sentiments, when children and the author exchanged their experiences with the passing of monster hurricane Irma.
In addition to the story of the two Sint Maarten boys facing Irma, the book includes the winning poems of several local authors who competed in the BKE ‘Experiences with Hurricane Irma’ Poem Competition. Children recited some of the winning hurricane poems during the ceremonies. At the Montessori school, one winner poet student, Nicholas Russo, recited his own poem.
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‘STORM’ is available for sale in all Shipwreck Shops on Sint Maarten.