The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Nauru Campus presented 2000 AUD worth of reading books to Sacred Heart College staff and students at the General School Assembly earlier this month.
Students of Sacred Heart College took first place in the World Literacy Day Competition, which was hosted by the Nauru Campus in early September. The competition included a spelling bee and quiz.
The six boxes of books were handed to the Sacred Heart College by the Nauru Campus Director, Sarina Tamakin; SAS Officer, Mrs Olympia Harris; and a student intern.
The six boxes contained a wide range of reading materials for children of different ages, from preschool to high school.
The prize money of 2,000 AUD was sponsored by the Nauru Utilities Corporation (NUC) and Eigigu Holdings Corporation (EHC).
Ms Tamakin stated that, “It is thanks to the students’ efforts that we are able to bring to you all of these beautiful reading books to be placed in your library for your reading pleasure”.
Sacred Heart College Principal, Lovita Detabene, thanked USP for the donation.
“We are truly grateful for these books; they are very much needed for our library,” she said.
Students of Sacred Heart College showed their excitement as they flipped through the variety of books presented to them.