SINGAPORE: The Lions Club of Singapore Chatsworth has launched a new reading programme for children in Singapore.
Known as the Reading Action Programme, it is also supported by the British High Commission here.
To launch the programme, close to 100 children were hosted to a book reading session.
They were read snippets from British author Roald Dahl’s books by the High Commissioner’s wife herself.
The programme aims to help increase literacy, particularly among children from underprivileged backgrounds.
It also hopes to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.
The Lions Club plans to continue the programme for the next 10 years.
There will be reading sessions at local libraries and community centres.
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