THE Rotary Club of Thurrock Gateway President Phil Hills and Immediate Past President Frank Claydon, presented dictionaries 4 Life to children at Holy Cross Primary School, South Ockendon on Wednesday 13th July 2016.
Dictionary 4 Life is continuing to reach out to youngsters across the continents and is aiming to hit over 200,000 book donations this year.
Since the launch several years ago by Rotary, young children have discovered a new world of literacy, thanks to receiving a specially printed Usborne Illustrated Dictionary. Many Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland are helping more children to learn at home and overseas in developing countries by joining the initiative and donating these brightly illustrated books.
It is really thrilling that Rotary clubs have changed lives for thousands of kids. Rotary is accepting there are needs within our kids Education is the key to so many social problems and Rotarian’s can help.
Each dictionary is inscribed with the recipient’s name, making it a very personal gift that the child can keep. There is even a page for friends to write messages, it is this personal touch which will encourage youngsters to keep the book for years to come and learn from it. Each letter has its own coloured page to make it easier for youngsters to look up words and the accompanying illustrations bring the book to life. In a modern society, the better your vocabulary, the more opportunities you will have.
This was President Phil Hills first presentation since the Club’s Presidential handover on Monday (11th July)…