Securing Readers for use within Vanuatu
SHaRM Foundation member, Helen Collier-Kogtevs, secured the assistance of Fitzroy Readers in Melbourne, Australia, just following Cyclone PAM who agreed to assist SHaRM Foundation with access to their Australian English readers for levels 1 to 10. SHaRM Foundation has been given access free of charge to provide these readers, as appropriate, within the schools in Vanuatu.
Over the past six months, Helen has been arranging the printing of the Readers levels from 1 – 10. These Readers also assist the development of English reading levels and allows the reader to progress at their own pace. SHaRM will assist the various schools it has been assisting since Cyclone PAM which left many schools totally depleted of reading books, readers and reference book and many libraries were destroyed in March 2015.
Over the past 18 months, many books and library books have been delivered to various schools but this is the first circulation of the current Australian level readers SHaRM Foundation has undertaken.
Boxes of readers ready for delivery
First Schools to Gain Readers
Following discussions with SHaRM Foundation members and the Headmistress, Elina Kalan and her Deputy, Ronald Thompson in 2016, SHaRM Foundation members confirmed that the School’s request for additional books and readers could be provided to assist the School’s development envisaged in 2017.
The supply of 800 readers was further confirmed in December 2016 at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Educational Year that the first supply of readers would be allocated to Vila North School who are seeking readers and books to boost the development of English language within the 1200 pupil school and re-stock their library following Cyclone PAM.
Delivery in time for 2017 School Year to Vila North School
Helen Collier-Kogtevs, Founding Member for SHaRM completed the printing in 2016 and has now delivered a supply of 800 readers to Vila North School in time for 2017 school year commencement.
“From: Ronald Thompson
Date: 20 January 2017 at 7:40:24 am GMT+11
To: “Helen Collier-Kogtevs | SHaRM Foundation”
Subject: Re: Donation of readers
Thank you very much for your organizations’ generous support towards the school in donating the reading books. I will assure you that the reading books will greatly help the students in their readings and above all improving the school literacy rate. I must also convey the school council and school administration sincere appreciation in receiving the reading books yesterday. The school administration wishes to maintain a close working relationship with the foundation in the years to come.
Ronald Natum Thompson”
Delivery to Mangaliliu Roau Primary School in April 2017
It has been SHaRM Foundation’s pleasure to further assist Vila North School in their further development with the supply of 800 readers for the commencement of the 2017 educational year.
In April 2017, the second supply of readers was circulated to Mangaliliu Roau Primary School as requested by Headmistress Gabriella.
We also wish to extend our grateful thanks to Fitzroy Readers for providing SHaRM Foundation with the discs enabling their readers to be issued and used within schools in Vanuatu.
Report prepared by SHaRM Foundation Dated May 2017
Helen Collier-Kogtevs Founding Member
Web page: www.sharmfoundation.com