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It’s never to early to start reading to babies and children.

Mothers and babies, along with their partners and siblings form a major part of our society growth. So, for Bellarine North Rotary Club it was no brainer to be encouraging parents to read to their children. Hence the Program called “Books for Newborns”.

For the last two years our club has supplied our local Child and Maternal Health Centre with hard cover books. “Diary of a Wombat” and “Where is the Green Sheep” have been received very well in our local community. The feedback has been amazing and we trust this develops a habit in families to prioritise reading to their children. It’s never to early to start.

This is what we do for our local community but Rotary International plays a bigger part in the support of mothers and babies. Internationally we provide education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.

This is the power of a worldwide membership of around 1.2 million members. We might think we are not making much of a difference but united all our small efforts bring about big results.


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