I have wondered for some time about the READ programme that was initiated in the Solomon Islands some few years ago largely on the personal imitative of a lady with drive and a deep concern for the educational needs of young children. I am not aware whether the READ programme continues in the Solomon Islands these days.
In Port Moresby a similar young lady, Ms Dianna Meli, with the same kind of passion and concern for the education of local children has opened a sole proprietorship for the educational coaching of young children and teenagers.
Her business named ‘Tips for Kids’ was opened this year with the purpose of strengthening the academic development of young children in their early childhood who might have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis and those who, because of distance and remoteness from schools, might have missed out on important early learning.
The business additionally works to provide additional support programs to provide educational help through Tutoring and Home School Services during the school term, and tutoring during school holidays for children between the ages of 3-8 and in Grade/ Level(s) K-Grade 4.
The Business operates by developing learning programmes for school children facilitated by one teacher with an individual approach to teaching and learning at allocated times.
TIPS FOR KIDS has a Mission to bridge the gap in academic success and a Vision to provide “Tailored Individual Programmes Supporting children in Need”.
Tips for Kids is also the “only” business providing tutoring for early childhood, and offering home school services in Port Moresby and surrounds.
I am always encouraged by reports of educational support for children, as I was with the local READ initiative, and I wish Ms Meli every success with her new educational tutoring business in neighbouring Port Moresby.