From the Field: A Message from Vice President Emilie

QuoCka Reading Project is thriving in local primary schools in Beenleigh, QLD, Australia.
QuoCka Reading Project is thriving in local primary schools in Beenleigh, QLD, Australia.

“A child who reads, becomes an adult who thinks.”

It was an overwhelming pleasure to witness the QuoCKa Reading Project, managed by Quota International of Beenleigh, QLD, Australia during the Region 13 meeting.

This outreach project, where club members, Junior Quotarians, and local police read to 3rd graders at a local primary school, generates an interest and love of reading in children at an early and critical age.  They also learn to understand the value of sharing because, at the end of the program, QI of Beenleigh gives each child a book of their choice as well as an identical book to be donated to the school’s library. The donated books have library cards that show the names of the student donors, and that of Quota International.

A literacy project, like QuoCka, is an exceptional gift that these young students will cherish, especially when their parents cannot afford to buy books for them.

Educating the youth, teaching them to love books, and  providing the experience of sharing brings forth a lasting effect for the children in Beenleigh.  They will grow up to be adults who can think well – a priceless gift in anyone’s life.

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