The NZ Herald has published an article (on 7 April 2016) titled 'Fight poverty with literacy, says visiting advocate', available here. Extracts follow:
A visiting British reading advocate says reading can help fight poverty.
Miranda McKearney, who co-founded the UK based charity The Reading Agency, is in Auckland and Wellington this week to speak about the importance of literacy.
Mrs McKearney says it's possible to read one's way out of poverty, particularly by making use of the free services offered by local libraries. ...
Mrs McKearney says a South Auckland initiative with five low decile schools and a local library is the type of programme the world needs.
The Otahuhu Writers in Schools Project involved writers Lino Nelisi, Paula Green, Paula Morris, Vasanti Unka and Grace Taylor working with school pupils to develop their writing skills.
Posted: Thursday 7 April 2016