Did you know that learning in mother tongue improves children’s reading and numeracy skills?
Today is International Mother Language Day and through our partnership with Coalition for Education Solomon Islands (COESI) MEHRD are proud to promote the use of vernacular in Solomon Islands schools through the ESSP NGO Grants Funding Program.
Through the ESSP-funded Skul Blong Yumi Long Ples project COESI, with support from Solomon Islands Translation Advisory Group and Literacy Solomon Islands, have developed the Play and Learn in Kwaio early childhood curriculum and a range of learning materials to support children in St. Vincent de Paul at Burns Creek, Honiara and Sinasu in West Kwaio, Malaita to learn in Kwaio vernacular.
With support from partners Australia and New Zealand through in the Solomon Islands Education Sector Support Program (ESSP) we are working to improve literacy and numeracy rates in the Solomon Islands ECCE and achieve National Education Action Plan (2022-2026) Multilingual Education priorities.
Solomon Islands, Australia and New Zealand are strong Partners in Education through the joint Solomon Islands Education Support Program which aims to improve access to quality basic education for all Solomon Islands children regardless of ability, location, or people group.
@Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development-MEHRD
@Australian High Commission, Solomon Islands
@New Zealand High Commission- Honiara, Solomon Islands