Minister Lewis official presentation of Educational Material to Marie Genevieve de Weever School

from left to right are first row Ray Carrasco Solomons, Minister Lyndon Lewis, Christelle Brown, Miranda Morris-Carty, Candyta Richardson, Claudia Connor Second row Shemiah Fleming, Merlin Joseph, Sandra Matthew-White, Daison Marks, and Sharisse Daniel


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On June 10, 2024, Minister Lyndon Lewis came to the Marie Genevieve de Weever School for the official presentation of the books and other educational material. The purpose of the material is to improve students’ reading and writing, especially in the earlier grades of the public school. 

This educational material was partially funded by the Government of Sint Maarten and Biblionef for all primary public schools.  Biblionef is a foundation in the Netherlands that provides new books to children in the Netherlands, the BES islands, St. Maarten, and Curacao.  Over the past years, this organization has donated books to schools in St. Maarten in collaboration with the St. Maarten Library.

Biblionef has also organized 2 trainings in Reading Promotion and Jolly Phonics for primary school teachers and managers at the beginning of this school year.  Besides this donation, the last donation of books received from Biblionef for the Public schools was in March 2024 and last year, November 2023. The educational materials were well received by the school.