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"Trinidadian Author Glen Dass's Philanthropic Initiative Transforms Education Across the Caribbean

In an initiative spanning multiple countries in the Caribbean, Trinidadian author Glen Dass has undertaken a philanthropic endeavor to provide free PDF textbooks to schools and educational institutions. Since February of last year, Dass has reached out to schools across the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) region, extending his generosity beyond his home country, Trinidad and Tobago.

The outreach efforts have resulted in significant benefits for educational institutions and students in Belize and other CXC member countries. Among the beneficiaries are schools and government agencies in various nations, including Dominica, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Anguilla, Grenada, and Tobago.

Some of the notable recipients include Convent High School, Dominica Community High School, and Grammar School in Dominica, May Day High School and Yallahs High School in Jamaica, Aishalton Secondary School and Santa Rosa Secondary School in Guyana, Queens College in Barbados, and St. Joseph’s Convent in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The donations encompass a wide range of subjects, with PDF textbooks covering mathematics, history, geography, office administration, and more. Titles such as "Multiple Choice for CSEC Mathematics: New Edition" and "SBA Model Answers for CSEC Mathematics" by Glen Dass have been made available for free to students and educators.

The program's success is evidenced by the overwhelming response from schools and educational institutions, which have expressed profound gratitude for the much-needed resources. Initially planned to benefit 1,500 students, the initiative quickly surpassed expectations, prompting Dass to extend the offer to all who reached out for assistance.

To date, Dass has donated over 150,000 copies of free PDF textbooks across all 16 CXC countries, amounting to a total value exceeding TT$8 million. Additionally, efforts were made last year to distribute DVDs containing the PDF textbook "Multiple Choice for CSEC Mathematics" to secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago, further expanding the reach of the initiative.

Importantly, all parties receiving the donations have been granted written permission from the author to print the PDF textbooks for personal use, ensuring compliance with copyright laws and fostering a culture of ethical dissemination of educational resources.

Glen Dass's altruistic endeavor stands as a testament to the power of community-driven initiatives in promoting access to quality education, with Belize and other Caribbean nations reaping the benefits of his generosity and commitment to empowering future generations.

Persons interested in obtaining free copies of his books can request them via email at during the months of May and June.



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