USP Nauru Campus promotes literacy in Preschoolers

Nauru Campus partnered with the Rotary Club of Nauru and the Australian High Commission to celebrate International Literacy Day on 10 September.   International Literacy Day 2020 globally focused on “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond,” especially on the role of educators and changing pedagogies.
Teachers and 49 students of Menen Infant School gathered in the Community Library that is administered by The University of the South Pacific Nauru Campus.  The event kicked off with Lisa Karl, the President of the Nauru Rotary Club reading to the children followed by groups of children participating in a reading session.
Australian High Commissioner, Her Excellency Angela Tierney, and her staff donated children’s mats and dinosaur shaped chairs to the Community Library.  The Menen Infant School students were provided with a Library Kit Bags and lunch packs after the reading sessions, compliments of the Australia High Commission.
The Australian High Commission has in the past also supported the Community Library with donation of furniture, books and rugs for the Children’s Corner.  The Community Library was also a recipient of the Direct Aid Programme (DAP).  The AUD7500 donation was used to purchase the “Nauru Collection” which is a collection of rare Pacific books as well as books for the Community Library.
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