Early Childhood

Volunteering: A choice or responsibility?
Katene, Rahui. Playcentre Journal, 2010.

This document contains a speech made by Rahui Katene, Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tonga, on the importance of every family’s contribution to our children’s and communities’ successful future. The speech also delves into how the volunteer base is supported.

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Janis Blong Toktok: Pri-Skul Asosiesen Blong/ Vanuatu and the role of New Zealand Volunteers
Swain, Peter; James, Jennifer; Schischka, John. Te Tūao Tāwāhi Volunteer Service Abroad (Wellington), 2008.

This is a qualitative analysis of the contribution of Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) volunteers to the development of early childhood education through partnership with the Pri-Skul Asosiesen Blong Vanuatu (PSABV).  Janis Blong Toktok tells the story of the development of vilij kindi and the impact of the VSA volunteers, in partnership with PSABV, on the development of educational opportunities and on the local children and their communities.  This case study gives voice to the aspiration of Ni-Vanuatu for quality education, and identifies a recent shift towards an indigenous approach to education in Vanuatu.

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Zoom into action: Family guide to volunteering
Educational Programming and WGBH Educational Foundation. PBS Kids, 2002.

This material – taken from a television show – aims to introduce young children to volunteering by providing ways that families can volunteer together. It provides ideas for short projects of one to two hours.From there, families can extend the time involved depending on children’s ages and interests.