Rotary Partnership


23 May 2013 | General Interest

Rotary Partnership


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Rotary International has distributed approximately 100,000 books in a two year project to promote literacy in Samoa. In recent times they have partnered with Don Bosco Technical Centre, Alafua, to provide bookshelves on which to store the books.

The Rotary Club of Apia has been working in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Ashburton, New Zealand, to accomplish the massive task of purchasing, shipping and distributing the books. Year 4 woodwork students from Don Bosco worked together with visiting Rotarians to construct bookshelves to be delivered to schools.

After working together for more than a week, the New Zealand Rotarians visited Don Bosco to present to the school the tools they had been using to construct the bookshelves. The Rotarians were glowing in their assessment of the Don Bosco boys and delighted to visit the school and learn more about its work encouraging boys to reengage with education.

The Rotarians expressed their thanks to Don Bosco adding that they hoped that this was the first of many projects in which the two organisations were able to work together.