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31 January 2022

NALIS COLLABORATE WITH HODDER AND MOE TO COMMEMORATE WORLD READ ALOUD DAY 2022

The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS), Hodder Education and the Ministry of Education have collaborated to commemorate World Read Aloud Day on February 2, 2022 with a series on online readings by celebrity readers.

Persons can view the readings via NALIS’ Facebook page and YouTube Channel as well as the Ministry of Education’s and Hodder’s social media platforms on the day. Readers include Dr the Honourable Nyan Gadsby- Dolly, Minister of Education; Sharon Rowley, wife of the Honourable Prime Minister; Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Universe 1998; Chef Jason Peru; Stephon Felmine, social media content creator; Deborah Jean- Baptiste Samuel, founder and leader of The Oratory Foundation and attorney-at-law; Debbie Jacob, newspaper columnist and librarian; Akash Samaroo, television anchor and producer; Daren Ganga, former Trinidad and Tobago cricketer and sports commentator; Penelope Spencer, actress and Primatie Persad, director, Educational Library Services Division, NALIS.

The online event aims to kindle the love for storytelling in the classroom and refresh the appreciation of drama, poetry and all of the literary arts, including creative writing.  The books read by the celebrity readers were provided by Hodder Education, a company with a wide range of fiction, academic and nonfiction resources spanning every age group.

Additional information about the readers and their stories can be found on NALIS’ website at https://www.nalis.gov.tt/Online-Activities/ArticleID/593/WORLD-READ-ALOUD-DAY-2022.


Photo Captions:

Photo 1: Akash Samaroo, television producer and anchor can be seen reading in commemoration of World Read Aloud Day

Photo 2: Chefs read too! Chef Jason Peru during the taping of the World Read Aloud Day session

Photo 3: Sharon Rowley, wife of Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister participate in World Read Aloud Day reading session

Photo 4: Primatie Persad, Director Educational Library Services Division, NALIS delighted to read to promote literacy among school children 

Photo 5:  Stephon Felmine, popularly known for his “Letter of the Day” posts, participates in World Read Aloud Day activities

Photo 6: Wendy Fitzwilliams during the World Read Aloud Day reading session