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Motheread/Fatheread program conducts training at Kagman Elementary School

MOTHEREAD/Fatheread program participants who will complete the eight-cycle class at Kagman Elementary School will receive an electronic gadget, according to program assistant coordinator Beth Demapan.

She said the family literacy training program started on Tuesday with eight participants.

“We are calling other fathers, mothers, grandparents, guardian and all adults who love to read to also participate in the program,” she added.

Those who will attend all of the eight sessions will get an Amazon Kindle fire tablet which they can use to read, share or download e-books, Demapan said.

She said KES principal Dr. Ignacia Tudela Demapan is the sponsor of the Amazon Kindle fire tablets that will be given away to training participants.

Eight parents signed up for the Motheread/Fatheread Family Literacy program at Kagman Elementary School.  Contributed photoEight parents signed up for the Motheread/Fatheread Family Literacy program at Kagman Elementary School. Contributed photo

“Last year, for our 20th anniversary, 15 parents in Kagman successfully completed the program and received Kindle tablets,” Beth Demapan said.

This year, she said the program will focus on younger families and those with different ethnic backgrounds.

The literacy program will also partner with different organizations and agencies, including AmeriCorps, the Department of Corrections, Head Start, the Home Visiting Program of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and the Drug Court.

The CNMI Motheread/Fatheread Family Literacy Program is administered by the Northern Marianas Humanities Council in partnership with the CNMI Public School System and the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library.

For more information, call Beth Demapan at 783-7678.