Engracia says the digital library is helping students develop their technology skills. “We are in modern era and children want to have access to, and know how to use, digital devices,” she says.
Policarpio, the school co-ordinator at Lifau Primary, says he hopes the library will be available for older students in the future.
“This digital library can help enhance children’s reading skills, which is essential,” he says. “I would like students in Grade 4 to Grade 6 to be able to access it as well. We have been planning to make more books available for these students but have not been able to do it.”
The digital library has been introduced in four schools and two community centres in Manatuto municipality. Families with android phones will also be able to download the library app to help their children with reading at home.