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MICOUD, ST. LUCIA
On the east coast of St. Lucia, far from tourist hotels, is the small community of Micoud. It’s where about 15,000 people live including OneWorld Schoolhouse board member Leonise François. Her advocacy for the two high schools and seven small primary schools in this remote district is understandable – Micoud is where Leonise was born and raised, the place where she learned to love reading. Some years later, she earned a Master’s degree in Education at McGill, taught high school in Oshawa and eventually became St. Lucia’s Deputy Chief Education Officer. Despite recently retiring, her energy for literacy development hasn’t diminished. In fact, Leonise is the Country lead for Rainforest of Reading Festivals while co-ordinating the distribution of OWSH book donations. How she bridged two school districts – one in Canada and the other in her homeland – was part of a story by reporter John Vennavally-Rao and broadcast on CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme.
Video originally broadcast on May 25, 2015. © 2016 Bell Media