Our Story

In 1997, Eastern & Central Community Trust (ECCT) committed to financially support the development of a New Zealand based reading programme. This led to the establishment of the Eastern & Central Reading Encouragement and Development Network (ECREAD’N) and the annual Summer Reading Programme – a family orientated, incentive based reading programme for children from pre-school to intermediate.

In subsequent years, Summer Reading Programme has been augmented by the development of iRead for intermediate aged children and Winter Warmers. All ECREAD’N programmes are offered free to children in the region, thanks to the ongoing support of the Eastern & Central Community Trust.


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