The Dictionary 4 Life (UK edition) will help
you promote Literacy and your club. It will help children develop their
facility with the English language while you are supporting the Rotary
International emphasis on Literacy.
In Rotary years 2007-10 clubs donated some
200,000 dictionaries mainly to year six Primary school children as
leavers gifts to stimulate an interest in language, books and
The Organisation for Economic Development
(OECD) defines functional literacy not as the ability to read and write but as
whether a person is able to understand and employ printed information in
daily life, at home, at work and in the community.
5.2million adults in the UK are functionally
illiterate and are unlikely to be able to help their children with their
Who is the Dictionary 4 Life aimed
Principally year six primary school leavers in
most of RIBI and 10-12 year olds internationally.
How will it benefit a
By using dictionaries efficiently children
explore spellings, meanings and derivations for example by using alphabetical
order, abbreviations and definitions with understanding. One of the most
positive aspects of being able to use a dictionary is that it helps to develop
autonomy and confidence in the learner one of the core goals of
education. It promotes books and the printed word. It will be a
possession for the child. It will enable both first and second
language users to extend and improve the accuracy of their vocabulary. It
should help children with their homework in secondary education. In some homes
it may also form a reference work for all the family.
How will it promote Rotary and the
The dictionary has a space for the childs name on the
inside cover in the Rotary information panel. It is a highly visible promotion
for Rotary and your club by you adding a club sticker in the space provided.
The book will go with the child into Secondary education. Ask your local
schools if they would like Year six children to receive a gift of the
Dictionary 4 Life.
What is the cost?
Each UK Standard dictionary costs £3.50 to include
delivery to the confirmed address. Orders for the UK Standard edition are
supplied in complete cartons of 8 with a minimum order for 4 complete cartons
=32 books @ £112.00. Internationally the Low Cost Developing World (LCDW)
edition (paperback) is supplied in cartons of 10. The minimum order is 100
cartons of 10 books = 1000 books @£2.50 = £2500 sterling nett.This
includes free delivery by sea to the agreed nearest main seaport on world
shipping routes ex Dubai where the books are printed. Please complete the order