Foundation books help Cheshire to read

Education

NEARLY 173 library books have been donated to help improve the reading and literacy skills of children at the Cheshire learning centre in Port Moresby.
PNG Book Foundation gave 74 early child learning books, 24 elementary prep reading and placards, and 75 elementary reading books on Friday.
Foundation coordinator Nathan John said reading improved children’s literacy level and helped them to be knowledgeable.
Nathan said the foundation was making the books available so that teachers could use them in their reading classes.
The foundation consist of graduates who connects with the Seventh-day Adventist Mission from New Zealand, Colorado University, Badili secondhand clothing, Hohola Adventist Church and a few other organisations.
He said the foundation received books from these partners and used their library skills to categorise them so that each book was suitable for each level of education.
“After categorising the books, they are given to the schools upon seeing their needs,” he said.
Assistant coordinator Issac Ramson said the foundation chose Cheshire because they wanted to help both the able and disabled read.
Ramson said the foundation would have acquire more books from donors to help the children and schools in each level of education.
Meanwhile, Winnie Wamasimbie, representing the Cheshire staff, received the books in the presence of more than 100 children and staff.
She said the books would be used for reading lessons both at the school and at homes when they visit children with disabilitiy.
“The school has 200 children and these books will help them during their reading classes,” she said.
She said her organisation and the school was thankful for the donation which would help the children to improve their literacy level.

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