Lions Work to Increase Literacy in Our Communities

reading action programEducation and literacy are crucial to helping our neighbors and communities grow. They’re the keys to overcoming poverty, disease and other social issues. As children’s book author Dr. Seuss wrote, “The more you read, the more things you’ll know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

But today, nearly one billion people worldwide are illiterate. Through the Reading Action Program campaign, Lions across the globe are joining together to increase literacy and make a real impact. You can address this issue in your area by planning community projects that help children and adults learn to read.

Here are a few simple ideas to get started in your area today:

  • Read to children at a local library or after-school program
  • Hold a monthly reading challenge for children at your library (for example, encourage them to read a designated number of minutes every month to win a prize)
  • Donate computers or other technology for learning at a local school, community center or library
  • Distribute large print and audio books to local senior centers
  • Provide assistive devices to children or adults who have low vision
  • Organize a book exchange
  • Organize a community event to celebrate International Literacy Day, held during September, to raise awareness about the importance of reading

Visit the LCI Reading Action Program page to find additional project ideas, resources, success stories and more.

2 Comments on “Lions Work to Increase Literacy in Our Communities

  1. We Lionesses of Chandigarh Panchkula Diamond encourage slum kids to read and write you can see photos on Lioness Sushil Bansal Facebook. Children come in open class in 100 in numbers.
    Lioness Sushil Bansal
    President Chandigarh Panchkula Diamond District 321A2

  2. We at Lions Club Delhi Angels, have organised a literacy class for children of a slum for two hours daily in the afternoon. One member of our club LION SUMITA DAS daily takes class of these children, who are taught to read and write.
    It is planned to begin another such class in the near future. We are following the International President, Wayne Madden’s READING ACTION PROGRAM in letter and spirit.