When I arrived in the Cook Islands almost six months ago, the last thing I ever thought I would do was graduate with a beginner’s degree in the Chinese language.
Punanga Tauturu (PTI) coordinator Rebeka Buchanan says it’s time local people became more educated about the high rate of domestic violence in the Cook Islands.
Cook Islands along with 14 other Pacific island countries have fully endorsed the “Pasifika Call to Action for ECD (Early Childhood Development)” to give every child in the Pacific the “best start to life”.
Schools across the island marked World Literacy Day last week by colouring their hair, dressing up brightly and parading their favourite book characters.
Students at Nukutere, Titikaveka and Tereora Colleges are taking part in a Healthy Lifestyles programme being taught at secondary schools, and the results will be used to track their future health.