The Pacific Digital Stories Workshop Project Newsletter | February 2021
Talofa Lava! Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Bula Vinaka, Mālō e lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu and greetings to parents and guardians.
On behalf of Pacific Kids’ Learning (PKL) we welcome your child to participate in the very first Pacific Digital Stories workshop. This exciting, new program has been designed specifically with your child in mind. By giving them this free opportunity to develop and create their own digital reading resource, we invite them to play an active role in revitalising their culture and preserving their language.
PKL will provide students the digital tools and creative inspiration to narrate and co-design bilingual stories with their families. We have Pacific Island industry experts across digital arts and animation to support the children during the workshop. Additionally, the lessons will help to reinforce literacy learning through reading, writing, song and dance. We also hope to inspire a design-thinking environment that encourages the use of creative and analytical thinking skills.
This program is fully funded by the Ministry of Education.
There will be 2 main facilitators for the program: Evo Leota (PKL founder and graphic design artist) and Nainz Tupa’i (Co-founder and director of SaintsUp Performing Arts, TONE6, member of Adeaze), both accompanied by an experienced tech support crew.
At the end of the workshop series, the PKL team will complete the post-production phase, ultimately creating 15 unique Pacific digital stories, to be shared as a free online resource for communities to use, in the classroom or at home.
To confirm your child’s participation in the workshop, we ask that you please register by clicking the button below:
We look forward to the weeks ahead!
Fa’afetai tele lava.
The PKL Team