Glen Ellyn Rotary Supports Guatemala Literacy Project
Thank you to our International Projects Chair Peter Zeuthen for coordinating a highly important international project for our club this year. 
The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) is a network of individual Rotarians, Rotary clubs and districts, and the nonprofit organization Cooperative for Education (CoEd) with a common interest in improving education for under served students in Guatemala. It is one of the largest grassroots, multi-club, multi-district projects in Rotary, with over 600 participating clubs since 1997.
Our Rotary club is one of only 5 in Illinois to partner with this project. We donated $1,000 in October 2019. Our request for matching District Designated Funds (DDF) was approved just last month and was mentioned during last Saturday’s District Grants seminar.
Our contribution will help impoverished communities implement 4 complementary programs:
Reading: Trains teachers in effective reading instruction and provides them with quality children’s literature.
Textbooks: Provides textbooks to middle schools and trains teachers to use them effectively in the classroom
Computers: Teaches students to use technology to solve real-world problems so they can secure better jobs
Youth Development: Transforms young lives through youth development, social support, and scholarships