Ooka Island wholeheartedly supports Emma and Julia Mogus and their important mission to help children learn to read. They are teen sisters on a mission to bring books and improve literacy among Aboriginal youth in remote northern Ontario communities. They have sent over 17,500 books to all 49 communities of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. Ooka Island recently donated a complete library of 95 Ooka Island books to this worthy cause and look forward to continued involvement with Emma and Julia!


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Cammy Barber, Executive Vice President of Ooka Island, is seen in the picture below packing Ooka Island Adventure books for Emma and Julia, two sisters on a mission to bring books and improve literacy in support of the Kashechewan Kindergarten.

St. Andrews School is an elementary school located in Kashechewan, Ontario. Kashechewan is a remote, fly in, native community on the James Bay Coast. In December 2012, vandals broke into the kindergarten portable and completely destroyed three classrooms and three washrooms. This meant that classes had to be cancelled until late January for the approximately 75 kindergarten students. Emma and Julia chose this site for the Ooka Island Learn-to-Read program. The damage to the kindergarten portable can be seen in the image below.

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