Most of families here are poor farmers and the constant droughts mean they can only grow crops for four months of the year. They cannot afford their daily necessity let alone to buy books.
Save the Children New Zealand is funding a reading camp here, as part of a wider project to improve literacy for 8,000 early primary students in the Belu District in the Nusa Tenggara Timor, Indonesia. The reading camp is held once a week in a different location every time. Today the reading camp is being held near Ms. Emiliana’s house, the facilitator of reading camp.
Seven year old Farah meets her friends along the trail, and they begin to laugh and talk about the books they have read. Like every other girls, Farah loves fairytales. Her favourite stories are princess Sophia and Thumbelina. She also likes to read about fish.