Putting books in the hands of children

By Rotary International

Children read books they received through Gyan Jyot, a program of the Rotary Club of Baroda Sayajinagari.

Children read books they received through Gyan Jyot, a program of the Rotary Club of Baroda Sayajinagari.

By Rotary Voices staff

Rotary members in Gujarat, India, have launched a program to put books into the hands of children from low income families who cannot afford them, or whose schools lack large library collections.

Gyan Jyot is a program of the Rotary Club of Baroda Sayajinagari. For as little as $3,000, the club purchases and circulates a variety of reading material to students, who get to pick a book of their choice a week to read at no cost.

Books are rotated around so students constantly have a selection. Teachers are encouraged to assess student reading, and the club organizes a variety of competitive events to keep the children interested in reading.

Rotary members have given millions of dollars to support projects like these in our six areas of focus. This project is just one of many that members have shared on Rotary Showcase.

Other notable projects include:

Rotary members in Woodinville, Washington, USA, are rescuing used therapeutic and mobility medical equipment before it is dumped in a landfill, having it refurbished, and sending it to low-income families in Mazatlan, Concordia, and Puerto Vallarta, …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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