Rotarians sponsor character building read

| 29/03/2011

(CNS): The Rotary Sunrise Club of Grand Cayman has teamed up with local writer and artist, Nasaria Suckoo-Chollette, to create a book designed to help youngsters build character and to encourage literacy. All the Joy in the World which is a character development book, the service club said, is designed for children up to 12 years of age and depicts a young girl’s efforts to deal with tragedy by following the Rotarian 4-Way Test. This helps the young heroine work through the true meaning of joy by assessing each step of the test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? The book was funded and published by the Rotary Sunrise Club of Grand Cayman to promote literacy as well as Rotarian values to children.

To add a Caribbean flair, Suckoo-Chollette was chosen to write and illustrate the story and she has added "how-to" activities, such as building a simple kite and making a yo-yo pattern quilt.

Maree Martin, Rotary Sunrise Director of Literacy, said the creation of the book forms part of the club’s ongoing commitment to promoting childhood literacy in Cayman.

Rotary Sunrise President Michael Levitt explained that the service club vision for the book was to plant the seeds of service to others, which if nurtured would create a future that we would all be proud of.

On Saturday, 9 April, Suckoo-Chollette will read from the book and sign autographs at Books & Books in Camana Bay at 10:30am. Parents are encouraged to bring their youngsters to meet and hear the author.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to all !!! Once again Rotary Sunrise is leading the way with innovative and exciting ways to do good in the community and to get all involved and showcase Rotary.