Our affiliates in the Caribbean form the connective strand that allows ILA to weave a broad and deep network of literacy leaders. In many cases, this network also provides a grassroots local connection for our international projects and a catalyst for activities that respond to their communities' specific needs. Many ILA activities in the region are coordinated by the International Development in the Caribbean Committee. To contact them, e-mail Joycelyn Blake-Browne at or

Learn more about ILA's activities and projects in the Caribbean. Contact ILA or an affiliate listed below for more information.

National Affiliates

Bahamas Literacy Association
Dr. Ruth Sumner, President
PO Box CB12648
Twin Lakes
Nassau, New Providence(NP)

Barbados Association of Reading
Sandie Field-Kellman, President
602 Tamarind Ave.
Ruby Park
St. Philip
1246 423-7036

Grenada Reading Association
Marcia Francis, President
Paraclete, St. Andrew

Guyana Reading Association
Barbara Richards, President
Guyana Reading Association
69 La Retraite
West Bank

Jamaica Reading Association (JRA)
Patricia Reid
Mandeville P.O.

Central Jamaica Reading Association
Elaine Carter, President

St. Croix
St. Croix Council
Sharon Charles, President

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Reading Association (SVGRA)
Albena Jack Samuel, President
Questelles Village
Questelles P.O.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
784-454-5798 or 784-453-3224

Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago Reading Association (TTRA)
Majella Knutt-Piper, President
Piparo, Trinidad

Virgin Islands (British)
British Virgin Islands Reading Council (BVIRC)
Beverly Donovan
PO Box 2077
Carrot Bay, Tortola
Virgin Islands, UK. VG 1130

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