Dictionaries in Schools is a global initiative of past Rotary International President, Bill Boyd, who is a New Zealander.
It is a part of the ongoing goal of Rotary International for the development of literacy worldwide, and is a nationwide Rotary initiative in New Zealand.
As a Rotary Club we can purchase these excellent illustrated dictionaries from Usborne at a very reduced cost and we have then gifted them to each child in Year 5 at a Waikanae School for them to take home and keep.
The dictionary contains over 1000 superb colour illustrations, has friendly text designed for people from 9 years of age to 90, and would retail for over $30.00.
We can also sell these dictionaries to club members or other interested people.
More information is available here.
The project fits well with Rotary International's drive for literacy development to be a major goal worldwide.