ProLiteracy and its publishing division New Readers Press are helping facilitate English language learning among adults in southern Africa by donating materials that can no longer be used in the United States due to changing standards. In 2014, six pallets of writing books worth more than $50,000 were donated to Central New York Rotary’s CNY Books for the World program. Rotary will ship the books to its distribution center in Johannesburg, which will then redistribute the books throughout southern Africa.
ProLiteracy has donated more than $300,000 worth of books toCNY Books for the Worldsince 2010.
“By partnering with Rotary, ProLiteracy is able to continue its mission of creating a world in which all adults have a right to literacy,” says Kevin Morgan, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Because of changing curricula standards in the United States, we are continually updating our materials for adult learners. Donating previous editions to adults in southern Africa means they continue to have impact on adult literacy worldwide. We’re very happy to be partnering with Rotary in this way and look forward to continuing this partnership in years to come.”
Rotary CNY Books for the World is a collaborative effort between national Rotary Clubs, affiliated youth clubs, other community and service organizations and The Second Wind Foundation. Together, they provide picture/story books and textbooks to needed regions of the world to create opportunities for a better way of life.
For more information, visit CNY Books for the World.