Sept 8th is International Literacy Day. Literacy Boxes like the one pictured above were supplied by Rotary Clubs in the South West of England to schools in Zambia. They are just one of the many literacy and education projects projects supported by the world wide Rotary organisation.Rotarians Support Literacy Day
Basic education and literacy are vital skills but Rotary is also committed to helping young people in developing communities to acquire the advanced skills they will need to get work in a globalised economy. Below is a link to an exciting project to bring educational tablet computers to students in a remote Fijian island.Tablet computers for Fiji
Aireborough Rotary Club is playing its part in supporting literacy and education at home and abroad. One of our Club members has been running for several years the Chameleon education scheme in the remote Kwa Zulu Natal region of South Africa. We will have a separate post later about this project which is dedicated to supporting some really deprived children
We also have ambitious plans to support St Mary’s School Menston in their Bambisanani Partnership with Mnyakanya High School and help build an IT suite for the South African school.
All the projects that Rotary is involved in are in partnership with Rotary Clubs in the host community so that all donations go directly to the intended recipients.
But Aireborough Rotary also works much closer to home supporting all the local primary and secondary schools. Our next blog will explain more about what we are doing and the satisfaction members get from working with schools.
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