Bank backs Rotary reading

| 18/12/2009

(CNS): The need to ensure kids and adults alike can learn to read was given a boost recently with the support of Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Ltd, who have agreed to back Rotary Central’s big push this year to improve the standard of literacy across the Cayman Islands. Named ‘Literacy for Success’, the programme extends a broad reach to children, adults and those in prison who need assistance with their reading and writing skills. Rotary Central President Paul Byles said that literacy was part of the basic building blocks of success.

 “Literacy is important for individuals to grow and prosper, not just in their careers but in their day-to-day lives as well,” Byles said. “Rotary Central members are involved in reading activities within schools as well as supporting the literacy programme run by the Cayman Islands Reading Aides for the adult and prison population. Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Ltd’s commitment to the programme gives it a much needed boost and for that we are extremely grateful.”

David Dyer, Head of Corporate Services at Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Ltd, said the firm was happy to continue its support. “Last year we were primarily involved in reading activities within schools and colleagues have again participated this year. In addition, we have also elected to provide funding for the student and tutor materials for the literacy programme run by the Cayman Islands Reading Aides for the adult and prison population in the hope that this will help to increase their opportunities for gainful employment in the future,” he added.

President of the Cayman Islands Reading Aides, Sandy McFarlane, welcomed the support of Deutsche Bank and Rotary Central in the literacy outreach, which will assist in bringing more individuals into the programme.

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