The Write To Read Project
The Write to Read Project is an equal partnership between participating parties with a shared interest in increasing the level of literacy among aboriginal people in British Columbia, and in building cooperative relationships between urban groups and rural First Nations communities. The partners include:
- The Lt. Governor of British Columbia and the Government House Foundation
- Rotary Clubs of District 5040
- First Nations of British Columbia
- Socially responsible businesses in British Columbia
- Non-profit societies with an interest in literacy
- The general public
The first step in the Write to Read Project is to secure donations of books appropriate for school age children. Secondly, donation of computers and high-speed broadband connections will allow children to access information from the world wide web under close supervision. Portable trailers are needed to act as libraries and gathering places for the First Nations communities in which they will be located.
Trained professionals and trades people are encouraged to contribute their skills and time to assist with the construct of concrete foundations, platforms, wiring and plumbing associated with the installation of these libraries. Professionals are welcome to contribute other skills appropriate to this project, including dental and medical care.
Website: The Write to Read Project