Breakout: Basic Education & Literacy

Heather Lennie

Heather LennieHeather Lennie
Global Ambassador, Free Reading Program

Heather is the global ambassador for the Free Reading Program. Currently, she is working in the online education sector, specializing in project management solutions and learning management systems. She has recently completed her Masters of Education Technology at UBC. Heather is the past international services director for the Rotaract club of Toronto, a RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) graduate, and a Paul Harris fellow.

As the Global Ambassador for The Free Reading program, she has travelled to over 100 Rotary Clubs in the past year to spread word about literacy and the impact of this program. Heather’s most recent trip was to the Rotary International convention in Atlanta where The Free Reading Program was honoured with a booth award. So far, 100,000+ students have been helped by the program.

Organization in Focus:

The Free Reading Program

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We provide an effective literacy program for children that has a social media twist that helps the sponsor too. We partner with organizations looking to improve literacy in their community or around the world.

We provide them with our robust Kindergarten to grade 6 level Reading program. The program includes over 3600 online interactive Reading, Spelling and Grammar lessons. The program is distributed freely in their community. The program is monitored, managed and serviced by our organization.

We assist with community promotion by providing social media, marketing, consulting and technical development assistance. We ensure this literacy initiative is successful using a number of tools and approaches that have been tried, tested and proven successful.

Our services also include:

  • Full-service Web Development
  • E-learning Program Development
  • Learning Management & Consultation
  • Graphic Design for both digital and print
  • Social Media and Marketing

Quick navigation to the other Areas of Focus breakout sessions:

Water & Sanitation   |   Maternal & Child Health   |   Basic Education & Literacy   |   Peace & Conflict Prevention & Resolution   |   Disease Prevention & Treatment   |   Economic & Community Development

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