RRAP(Rotary Reading Assistance Progam) provides children aged
3-5 years living in drought affected areas with one reading book per month for
as long as funds are available as part of a District initiative funded by a
District Grant and donations from Rotary members and/or clubs.
The areas looked at initially will be the Rotary communities of Charleville,
Roma, St George and Mitchell. The exact delivery approach may vary and may
include a combination of regular mail-outs (which would be a delight to the
children and families), personal delivery by Rotarians, delivery via child-care
centres or kindergartens etc.
The project has the potential, subject to funding, to also include the following initiatives: •Community bookcases – A bookcase is placed strategically (eg. In a hospital waiting room, at a community centre) with a selection of children’s books which can be borrowed by community members and returned. The bookcases are replenished periodically. •Rotarians and others as reading mentors – This might involve Rotarians reading over the phone, once per week say, to a child; Letters and/or email communication between Rotarian and child discussing a particular book; home hosting/visits •Children’s’ reading and activity centres as a feature of family fun days.
How to contribute - If your club or an individual wishes to contribute to the RRAP Project please complete the attached
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