In 1997, a pilot project was started at Connaught Public School and was designed to encourage and promote literacy in children ages four and five, from families where English or French is not spoken at home. Now, 20 years later, our Reading Is Fundamental Project has Readers from both the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and the Kiwanis Club of Sage, who volunteer to read to these children each week.
At the end of the school year, the children are given a book to take home. All materials are supplied and donations have also been provided by members and friends of both Kiwanis Clubs. Thank you to Ross Hadwen who is a regular reader and who acts as the liaison for us with the school.