Feb 19, 2019 6:10 PM
Bob Blacker
Write to Read Project

The Write to Read Project is an original initiative of former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Honourable Steven Point. The liaison between the Government House Foundation and participating Rotary Clubs is former District Governor of Rotary District 5040 in BC, Bob Blacker.

The Write to Read Project is an equal partnership between participating indigenous communities, Rotarians, Government House of British Columbia and the volunteers of the Write to Read Team. It brings together people who have an interest in increasing literacy equity through access to literacy materials for rural and remote indigenous communities. It is about building relationships between urban professionals and rural Indigenous communities through shared power; it is about working with by building a foundation of honesty based on the principles of equity that builds trust in the pursuit of social justice.

Local Rotary clubs work with urban Rotary Clubs to secure donations and raise revenue required to pay for the essentials, including literacy materials appropriate for all ages, with the focus on books and technologies, like computers or tablets, for online learning for youth.  They also work with donors and sponsors to include works by and about Indigenous people and culture.