The Rotary Club of Georgetown on Saturday donated school supplies to 30 children of the Sophia Literacy Programme as part of their back-to-school drive. This distribution exercise was definitely a timely one, given that the new academic year commences early September.Children striking a pose with their new school supplies with members of Rotary Club GeorgetownPresident of the Club, Peter Peroune stated that this activity was coordinated through a partnership with the Rotaract Club.“It is a pleasure on behalf of the members of the Rotary Club of Georgetown in collaboration with the Rotaract Club, which is our sister club. We’re happy that we’ve been able to provide these backpacks to the kids of the Sophia Literacy Programme,” Peroune expressed.While thanking the sponsors and volunteers, he also emphasised the importance of education for the younger generation. The Club and its counterparts are known for their many donations towards the health and education sectors through various fundraising activities.“This programme has been ongoing for the past 20 years now and it forms one of the areas of focus for Rotary International, which is basic education and literacy. Education is very important and with these kids, they are the future of our country and the future leaders.”This exercise will be extended to the National Library on Church Street later this week where backpacks will be provided to some additional children.