Monday, 21 May 2012

Rotary International/International Reading Association-exceptional literacy projects

Deadline- 15 June 2012
Rotary International and the International Reading Association have collaborated on an exciting new award that will give two deserving projects monetary gifts of US$2,500 on behalf of the Pearson Foundation. New literacy service projects jointly undertaken by Rotary clubs and IRA reading councils in 2011-12 may be considered for these two awards.

Rotary International and the International Reading Association know that literacy is an essential ingredient for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. Since 2002, RI and the IRA have combined their resources and skills to advance literacy in communities worldwide by-
  • Providing books and educational materials
  • Building and supporting schools
  • Mentoring students
  • Training teachers
  • Establishing literacy programs for children and adults
Eligibility criteria-
  • Rotarian applicants must be Rotary club members in good standing.
  • IRA members and Rotarians must be working together to improve literacy through a project created to meet the needs of the local community or the literacy needs anywhere else in the world. Any project launched 1 July 2011 or later is eligible.
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