Pacific Islands' countries reflect on the importance of early childhood readiness | Global Partnership for Education

Pacific Islands' countries reflect on the importance of early childhood readiness

|Source: The World Bank|
A student reads in front of the class. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Credit GPE/Jeff Ramin

More than 80 Pacific Islanders working in early childhood education and readiness met this week in Port Vila, Vanuatu, during a workshop supported by the Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning (PEARL) Program, to discuss best practice, and share experiences and responses, to address the challenges commonly experienced in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating education programs and policies in the Pacific.

During its opening speech, the Vanuatu Minister of Education, spoke about the importance of early childhood readiness and the workshop’s contributions to it. He then expressed his “profound gratitude with special acknowledgement to (…) the Global Partnership for Education for the financing of [that] workshop that is aimed at raising the level of consciousness and the importance on the need to raise and sustain competency levels in literacy for our children at young age for first internally or locally, before they venture out into the region and beyond to face the withstand sporadic challenges.”

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