ATPE develops its own resources to serve the needs of the teachers it is training. This need for resources includes access to a range of children’s picture story books in Tetum. As a suitable range of books are not currently available, ATPE decided to produce its own.
As the economy of scale in the printing industry requires large print runs, ATPE found itself with a surplus of books relative to its needs. ATPE decided that they would make these books available to the wider market so that a larger number of young children had access to the joys of being read to.