Kāinga Pukapuka – Tonga
$100.00 + GST
Sponsor a Reading Warrior Home Library pack
The Tongan library consists of :
- Kamelia Lino Zarka – History-making Pilot
- Rise of the To’a
- Reading All Stars Steven Adams
- How Tonga Got Its Name
- Hina’s Blessing
- Ko Hoku Fonuá
Our young people have been affected dramatically by the COVID pandemic with absences from school and library closures.
The purpose of the Kāinga Pukapuka project is to help alleviate this by gifting packs of books to children so they can start or add to their own home library.
Will today’s young people really read books in this device overloaded time? Yes they will, most definitely! The key is seeing themselves and things they value in the books. If they do, they will read for sure.
The books in the Kāinga Pukapuka project are specifically chosen so that children from different cultural groups can experience the thrill of reading books they can engage and connect with.
A whakataukī says: “Mā te huruhuru te manu ka rere.” (By feathers the bird will fly.) This can also mean, give the bird the feathers it needs to fly.
That’s what we want to do for our young people with these home libraries.