10 minutes reading

10 minutes reading a book with a child makes a lifetime of difference

The campaign, Laukonga Mo e Fanau (Read with your child in Tongan) aims to tackle the issue of many children not having enough nurturing, early childhood experiences such as reading together with their loved ones and as a result, arrive at school unprepared to take on the challenges of a new environment.

The issue was identified in a recent World Bank-led study as one of the key barriers to children’s development and success at school.