The Sebago Lake Rotary Club recently rewarded the students at Windham Primary and Raymond Elementary schools with checks in the amount of $500 for achieving their goal of reading for 500 hours.
|A Raymond Elementary student reading by flashlight|
The students were challenged by the Rotary Club earlier this year, as part of its Focus on Literacy, toread 500 hours; and if they achieved the goal, the club would donate $500 to each class to purchase animals for third world countries through Heifer International.
Heifer International is a charity organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities. The students chose to purchase a llama, bees, ducks, chickens, geese, rabbits and even a water buffalo.
The children particularly enjoyed the Flashlight Fridays where they got to read by flashlight in a darkened room.
Good job, Windham Primary and Raymond Elementary school students.