Rotary Club of St. Maarten completes third consecutive dictionary project

For the third year consecutively the Rotary Club of St. Maarten was able to distribute over 700 English dictionaries to 3 graders in 17 schools as well as the participants in the recently held spelling bee held by the Rotaract. The Rotary Club of St. Maarten through a very special arrangement receives the dictionaries from a donor in an effort to make a positive impact in promoting literacy. The third-grade students receive the dictionaries at this particular time in their formal education as most primary schools teach the children to use an English dictionary in the third grade. With the donation of the dictionaries to the students directly, each student is the proud owner of what is often their first dictionary, and because they are also able to take it home with them it allows the entire family to benefit.
The Rotary Club of St. Maarten in general and Committee chairperson Henna Budhrani in particular would like to take this opportunity to thank all who in one way or the other made this project possible. A special appreciation goes to the children for demonstrating so much enthusiasm, making this community service project geared toward combating literacy so much more meaningful.