Rotary Sunrise prepares for International Literacy Day

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
Sunrise will distribute the 832 books on International Literacy Day, Wednesday
8 September. 

The books were donated last month
from the Festival at Sea – Children’s Book Donation, the latest effort by Blue
World Travel. The agency has hosted a Caribbean Children’s Book Drive every
year for nearly two decades in concert with a cruise chartered for African
American travellers.

Rotary Sunrise was the group
selected in the Cayman Islands to receive and distribute the books that Blue
World Travel collected.

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
Sunrise will hand over the books to George Town, North Side, and East End
primary schools as part of the grand opening ceremony for the club’s latest
community project, the new Cecile Crighton Spotts Newlands Community Park.

In addition to handing over those
hundreds of books, the Sunrise club has arranged for Books & Books in
Camana Bay to offer a 10 per cent discount on International Literacy Day
purchases of any children’s books from 10am until 9pm. 

Literacy Committee Rotary Sunrise
members will also participate in a reading program for Year Three children at
schools across Grand Cayman in celebration of International Literacy Day.

Rotary Sunrise was chartered in
2002 and has members who are mostly young professionals from Cayman and 24
other countries. They meet for breakfast at 7am on Wednesdays at the Grand Old
House.

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