Basic education and literacy are two of Rotary's areas of focus. We at Rotary Waterloo, have partnered with the school council at a local public school in Waterloo, which has a large number of ESL students, to promote literacy during the schools annual book fair. One-third of the funds we collect helps expand classroom home reading libraries, one-third provides books on the teachers wish list and the final third discreetly ensures that every child has the means to buy a book. It is a very happy moment when a child says " This is the first book I have ever owned!" Please help us expand this endeavour and provide additional funding to provide books for children!