As part of this year’s “In A World of Service” theme, International President Wayne Madden challenged Lions to participate in the Reading Action Program to focus on increasing literacy and access to learning resources through their service.
Literacy-- the ability to read and write-- is the foundation for education and social development. Yet, hundreds of millions of adults lack minimum literacy skills and millions of school-aged children are not attending school to obtain them.
The Reading Action Program is a 10-year commitment to increasing reading and literacy rates. It’s a call to action for every Lions club around the world to organize service projects and activities that underscore the importance of reading and address specific needs related to illiteracy within their own community.