2022 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award

Winner IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award 2022

The winner of the 2022 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award is Ilitaqsinniq – Pinnguaqta of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

The Intergenerational and Family Literacy Initiative is one of Ilitaqsiniq’s main pillars of work. Included in this initiative, Pinnguaqta is an inclusive and culturally meaningful community-based early childhood education programme that is designed and centred on Inuit societal values. The programme supports and encourages parents and caregivers in the development of life, literacy and essential skills in their infant and preschool children in preparation for formalized education. The target group of Pinnguaqta is children from birth to six-years old, as well as their parents and caregivers. Full and part-time staff, content specialists, and community Elders work together to provide “wraparound support” for informal culture-based learning in a warm, safe and welcoming environment.

The film from the IBBY Press Conference can be found here. The full media release can be downloaded here.

ilitaqsiniq.ca/home and ilitaqsiniq.ca/programs/pinnguaqta 

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