Rotaract partners with library for art program
15 May, 2018, 4:29 pm
THE Rotaract Club Lautoka has partnered with the Western Regional Library to begin a program called Literacy +Art targeting school children.
Rotaract Club Lautoka Charter president Melissa Natawake said engaging children through art could motive them to become readers and inspire their love for learning.
“The library is a great place to foster an environment of reading, learning, and creativity because it offers free educational resources for everyone,” she said.
“That is why since February 2017, the Western Regional Library in collaboration with Rotaract Club-Lautoka, Rotary Club-Lautoka, Peace Corps Fiji Volunteer and US Embassy American Corner started offering a free of charge program called Literacy+Art.
“The focus of the program is to provide a comfortable space outside of school for children of all ages to develop a love for reading and helping them express their artistic and creativity capabilities.
“From time to time, the Literacy+Art program hosts special events where children, youth, parents, caretakers, and local leaders can share knowledge, culture, and develop skills.
“Hundreds of children, parents and community leaders have participated.”
She said since the start of the program in February, many children have taken part in the initiative.
The program will run every Saturday until July 7.