April 1996 --- An aerial photograph of Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, also shows Iririki Island in Port Vila Bay. | Location: Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu.  --- Image by © Anders Ryman/Corbis

St. John’s and Wahroonga Preparatory School are working in partnership with UnitingWorld to support the Vanuatu Literacy Project of the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu. The project aims to kindle the love of reading throughout Vanuatu, which currently has the lowest literacy rates in the region. Funds raised in Australia are used to train librarians and teacher librarians from remote schools, and to provide them with the resources to create a library or reading space in their schools.

Following the devastation of Vanuatu by cyclone Pam (which damaged or destroyed every school in the islands) the project restarted in May.

Find out more from UnitingWorld.

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