East Nassau Rotarians were out in force on Saturday 2nd October in support of the annual Project Read Steak Out.  Photo's of the event can be seen in the photo album section of our website (www.rcen.org).

It is estimated that 1 in 4 Bahamians cannot read to a standard that allows them to function properly in our society.  On Saturday 16th October Project Read will be holding a workshop for those interested in volunteering their services as tutors at their headquarters on Village Road. 

The workshop will run from 9am to 4.30pm and will focus on the Laubach Way to Reading.

The Laubach Way to Reading provides the syllabus for Project Read. It is a specially devised adult literacy programme which has worked for over 60 million people world-wide.

Dr. Frank Charles Laubach (September 2, 1884 – June 11, 1970) was a Christian Evangelical missionary and mystic known as "The Apostle to the Illiterates." In 1935, while working at a remote location in the Philippines, he developed the "Each One Teach One" literacy program, which has been used to teach about 60 million people to read in their own language[1]. He was deeply concerned about poverty, injustice and illiteracy, and considered them a barrier to peace in the world. In 1955, he founded Laubach Literacy, which merged with Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. in 2002 to form ProLiteracy Worldwide. During the latter years of his life, he traveled all over the world speaking on topics of literacy and world peace. He was author of a number of devotional writings and works on literacy.

Anyone interested in attending the workshop or volunteering at Project Read can contact Arthurlue Rhaming at 394-2426 or by email at projectreadbahamas@yahoo.com