Rotary joins literacy project

February 11th, 2016    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Community

The Cincinnati Eastside Rotary is sponsoring two schoolchildren in Guatemala as part of the Cooperative for Education’s Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP). Cooperative for Education partners with Rotary International to provide desperately needed textbooks, reading materials, and computer centers to underprivileged children in one of the most impoverished areas of the world. Cincinnati Eastside Rotary joins more than 440 Rotary clubs globally supporting this initiative.

“The Guatemala Literacy Project further supports our club’s focus on youth,” said Cincinnati Eastside Rotary President Michelle Edwards. “We’re pleased that Cooperative for Education has resources on the ground in Guatemala that will help ensure these funds are used effectively.”

Cincinnati Eastside Rotary’s sponsorship of two students will be used to purchase textbooks, library materials and/or computers. The entire amount of the sponsorship will be used to support the students. Administrative costs are absorbed by Cooperative for Education.

For more information, view the GLP video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOS9HJmG5GE&feature=youtu.be.

About Rotary:

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio- free world.

For more information, visit Rotary.org.

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