Oct 022018
 

Capital Rotary Club members John Guignard (standing left rear) and Rowland Alston (standing right rear) helped deliver new paperback dictionaries to this Arden Elementary School third-grade class as part of the club’s participation in The Dictionary Project.  The project – begun by a non-profit organization in Charleston in 1995 – aims to help young people become good writers, active readers, creative thinkers and resourceful learners.  Capital Rotary donated dictionaries to some 900 students in 12 Richland County District One schools for 2018.  Over the past 14 years, the club has distributed personal dictionaries to 14,000 students in the Columbia area.  A number of other Rotary clubs in South Carolina and throughout the country are Dictionary Project sponsors.  One of Rotary International’s major goals is improving basic education and literacy for adults and young people.

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