The Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group (BelRAG) is offering Rotary clubs around the world access to heavily discounted illustrated single volume encyclopaedias for a short ordering period.
The project has the strong support of incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta and is being managed globally by Past Rotary International Director John Thorne of the Rotary Club of North Hobart in District 9830.
This global activity is certainly not a 'fund raiser', but a service to Rotary clubs so they may, in turn, use a well researched item to attract youngsters and even adults into the fun of reading.
Basic education and literacy is directly linked to Supporting Education - one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus - that expands and creates opportunities for addressing other socioeconomic issues. By improving available basic education and literacy rates in our communities, Rotarians are able to have a broader impact by helping to reduce poverty, improve health, encourage community and economic development, and promote peace. Rotarians are encouraged to be people of action and support activities and training to improve education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
Please download the information brochure in the files section of the Rotary Tasmania Family group on Facebook and contact PRID John Thorne Thorne.firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take up this exciting project in your club or district. Postage of encyclopaedias is free if districts order at least 100 books.
(Past Director of RI)
Dr John G. Thorne AM FACEA JP 0409 817 898 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Kofi Annan said, "Literacy is the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realise his or her full potential." Rotarians have the power to build that road.