There was once a Malekula girl named Jane who loved to read. Although she was the youngest of five children and only six years old, Jane had to leave school suddenly to take care of her very ill older sister. Her uncle, a teacher, knew that Jane loved to read so every time he came to visit, he would bring her books. Reading became her life-long hobby.
Jane returned to school years later when her sister was better but she could not complete her studies, partly influenced by badly behaved friends and partly because her parents could not afford the fees. In her search for jobs in Vila, Jane applied to the Vanuatu Daily Post and was accepted for a junior position, then worked her way up to become a journalist.