Spreading literacy on the football field

Last year, as a part of the anti-stigma campaign a new partnership was developed between ALTA and the Digicel TT Pro League. The pairing was long in coming, as Pro League CEO Dexter Skeene has long acknowledged that low literacy affects a significant number of athletes within the sport of football.

This year the ALTA posse was present at TT Pro League matches in May with their ALTA placards to spread literacy on the football field. National Coordinator extraordinaire Lystra Hazarie worked with ALTA Arima’s Carolyn Walker-Hepburn to rally ALTA tutors from all regions to attend the various football matches around the country. At the matches the ‘ALTA cheerleaders’ left packages with information about our literacy programme with the management of the different teams and even delivered a personalized ALTA cheer at halftime!

ALTA tutors thoroughly enjoyed the experience as they also had the opportunity to interact with the crowd and spread the message about ALTA and literacy! They also gave those interested more information about our Open Day which ran from June 6-17, 2016 and our upcoming student registration which is on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 September, 2016.