Message from Corrections NZ to Tawa Rotary - "On behalf of Arohata Prison, thank you for your support. The donation of 32 illustrated dictionaries will help women in prison to further develop their literacy skills and general knowledge". Pictured from left are Tawa Rotarians - Pres Andrew Watson, Elizabeth Sutton, Pres elect Richard Herbert, with Prison Director, Chris Burns at the Arohata Prison Library. An article was published inKapi-Mana_News_-_Rotary_gives_dictionaries_to_Arohata_7_Mar_2017.
There is evidence globally that a lack of basic literacy skills accentuates health problems. Greater literacy skills can lead to increased confidence and knowledge with appropriate health treatment regimens being followed. Those with low levels of literacy have higher requirements for public welfare assistance and are over-represented in correctional institutions. - See more about the Rotary Dictionaries.