Dr Rashidah Haji Bolhassan
CEO, Sarawak State LIbrary
Reaching out to all newborns in Malaysia
Initiated by the Sarawak State Library and supported by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, and the Ministry of Health in Malaysia, the Reading Seeds programme is a continuation of the "Born to Read" programme that seeks to promote literacy in the early stages of a child’s life since 2003.
Through this initiative, parents play an imperative role in developing a reading culture within the family. With time and collective effort, the snowball effect of every family participating in this programme can eventually increase literacy standards across all levels of society.
Literacy helps opens doors and a world of opportunities. In many rural areas, education is hard to find for kids. Through this programme, we help bring education to the kids instead. And through this starter kit, children from every corner of Malaysia can be exposed to the rich wonders of great content, books, stories, and the world.