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Vanuatu Update amid Covid-19

Here are some interesting updates that have recently occurred in Vanuatu… First, Radio New Zealand has reported that Vanuatu’s education ministry is reprinting homeschooling material in Bislama, because of difficulties in getting English and French materials to the right houses … Continue reading

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#KindnessMatters Global Campaign

Last month the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) sponsored the #ConcertForAHealthyPlanet. Millions of people worldwide tuned in from their homes to watch Grammy Award winner and UNESCO MGIEP Global Kindness Ambassador Ricky Kej … Continue reading

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Two New Languages for NZ Language Week Lineup

Every year New Zealand highlights languages from the Pacific Islands during week-long festivals that typically run from May to October. This year the lineup will include two new languages from Kiribati and Rotuma, respectively. Hopefully, the outbreak of the Covid-19 … Continue reading

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World Intellectual Property Day 2020

Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. World IP Day 2020 puts innovation – and the IP rights that support it – … Continue reading

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Good News in Cook Islands

There is some good news out there amid the Covid19 pandemic. The Cook Islands has been declared free of the coronavirus. During his “address to the nation,” Prime Minister Henry Puna thanked God for giving people courage and strength during … Continue reading

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Urging Bougainvilleans to Tell Stories

This week we’ll keep to the theme of storytelling and focus on a very unique island of the Pacific called Bougainville. Bougainville is the easternmost island of Papua New Guinea, in the Solomon Sea, southwestern Pacific. Geographically, Bougainville is the … Continue reading

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Shelter in Place Reading

I would be remiss not to recommend a couple of books to engage yourself during this time of quarantine. Both books will take you to the beautiful South Pacific during the early part of 20th Century. Enjoy!  Mr. Moonlight of … Continue reading

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