International Literacy Day

(A guest post from Mel Irvine) International Literacy Day is held on 8 September every year and this year for the first time, I'm making an effort to recognise it's importance. Living most of my year here in the Philippines in a rural fishing community deeply affected by poverty and seasonal typhoons, I am surrounded by children whose future is critically linked to their ability to go to school. Together with the ladies of Botongon, the children will be performing live in their native language (as well as English) and introducing themselves to you. You'll get to meet Jerry too, if you have been following our story. As a special treat my friend and children’s author Dr June Perkins will b

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June Perkins

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