Book Fair a hit with kids

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu ,

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INSPIRING CHILDREN: A reading session with the Miss Samoa, Papali’i Alexander Iakopo at the S.S.A.B’s monthly mini Book Fair.

INSPIRING CHILDREN: A reading session with the Miss Samoa, Papali’i Alexander Iakopo at the S.S.A.B’s monthly mini Book Fair.

Samoa Stationery and Book’s (S.S.A.B.) monthly mini Book Fair is growing in popularity with young children.

This is according to S.S.A.B’s. Assistant Marketing Manager Silimana’i Viali Williams, who told the Samoa Observer this is a good news given the initiative targets children. 

S.S.A.B. Chief Executive Officer and President, Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai, is well known for her passion in affording the opportunity for every child to get a book on their hands, hence the initiative. 

Based on its popularity, Silimana’i has hailed their Mini Book Fair a success

Held last week at the S.S.A.B. conference room, Silimana’i said about 100 students attended their Mini Book Fair.  

“Read to succeed which is the motto of this Mini Book Fair. S.S.A.B.’s reading session with the kids’ targets that healthy mind is a healthy body.” 

Silimana’i said reigning Miss Samoa, Papali’i Alexandra Iakopo, is an ambassador for literacy in Samoa and her role during the fair was to read to the young children who were present. 

“The initiative it’s mainly to inspire the young ones and to literally guide them into the mindset that literacy plays a huge role in their education,” said Silimana’i. 

“We emphasize the important aspect to the young ones that reading today is central to being a leader tomorrow.”  

“Reading books improve vocabulary and books no doubt improve our communication skills.” 

“The more we read the more new words our brain start gaining new words,” said Silimana’i.

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