Literacy Programme
Rotary supports the global development of enhanced literacy skills, both for children and adults, by facilitating the implementation of programs by Clubs.  Each Club is encouraged to develop a Literacy project, either at home or abroad.
There is evidence globally that a lack of basic literacy skills accentuates health problems.  Greater literacy skills can lead to increased confidence and knowledge, with appropriate health treatment regimens being followed.  Those with low levels of literacy have higher requirements for public welfare assistance and are over-represented in correctional institutions.
A key intention, supporting the global initiative of past Rotary International President Bill Boyd, is to provide a coordinated and comprehensive distribution of Usborne Dictionaries throughout the District, particularly to low decile schools.
It is intended to facilitate bi-annual orders for bulk deliveries of Dictionaries, with easy access collection points.  Orders for the Dictionaries must be sent to  and be received by the Chair before March and September each year.
District Coordinator
Joy Durrant (Port Nicholson)
1/116 Oriental Parade, Wellington 6011
Res:  04 384 6939 
Bus:  04 470 7762
Cell:  021 620 557