20140908 International literacy day Vanuatu contentMore than 400 primary schools across Vanuatu are about to receive education kits designed to improve the literacy and numeracy of children from kindergarten to year three. The initiative is part of the Vanuatu Education Support Program, managed by Coffey on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand governments.

The kits will be accompanied by training from curriculum advisers, as well as teacher support information. The program provides targeted support to the Vanuatu Ministry of Education, with the long-term goals of improving education quality, providing more equitable access to education and a well-managed education system. The basic materials are required as a priority for schools to enable teachers to kick-start the journey to achieving longer term early literacy and numeracy outcomes. The program also involves capacity-building within local schools to ensure continuous professional support for involved teachers. 

See the VESP infographic here