English is the official, unifying and business language in Nigeria.
Most secondary/high school students in public schools do not have a dictionary, the reference manual for building words. We propose a Global Grant Project to deliver 30,000 Dictionaries to Secondary Schools children in public schools located in Communities that will be served by six rotary clubs in District 9110, Nigeria. The project will support poor students in mastering the language to secure greater opportunities.
Rotary Club of Victoria Garden City, Lagos, District 9110, Nigeria has implemented a similar project on a smaller scale for about seven years and has considerable experience doing it. The proposed plan seeks to extend this service to more students involving more clubs in more communities in the District.
Six local clubs in our District would collaborate with our International Partner(s) in the planning and execution of this project; each delivering 5000 dictionaries to students in schools in its respective communities. Other associated activities for this project will include an English Vocabulary Competition amongst the students and a special English Language Training program for teachers in participating schools.
DictionaryProject.Org, our dictionary supplier, is supporting this project with 3,000 free copies. This has reduced our project costs by US$4,500.
Our sustainability consideration will include support from other organizations in the community and the RC VGC time tested Dictionary Support Collection at every club meeting.
This project needs to receive some pledges to go to the next level. Please check the "Financing" tab to see the list of current pledges. Once the amount pledged is equal to the project budget, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Fully Pledged". Click here to pledge support for this project.
Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.