New PARENTS initiative

This initiative helps parents form a genuine love for reading to their children from the moment they are born. Maternal child and health nurses, hospitals, and medical practitioners work with parents to provide literacy mentoring support.

Parents receive a literacy kit that contains baby books, a parent booklet, a height chart, and a tote bag. This tote bag is very significant as it encourages parents to always carry books with them wherever they go.

“The mentoring support we have received has been so important to start a reading routine with our baby… We have been provided with a baby board book and I guess my baby still doesn’t understand what I am reading but she just loves the pictures on it”