Rotaract clubs around the world address basic education and literacy

By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff September is Rotary’s Basic Education and Literacy month! Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus and essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. Rotaract clubs take action to empower students and educators in their … More Rotaract clubs around the world address basic education and literacy

Supporting basic education and literacy in your community

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff According to the United Nations, 57 million children worldwide are not in school and 757 million people over the age of 15 —two-thirds of whom are women — are illiterate. In honor of Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month celebrated each September, take action by starting or supporting a literacy … More Supporting basic education and literacy in your community

Basic education and literacy in a digital world

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement staff Today, we join the global community in celebrating International Literacy Day: a day uniting governments, civil society organizations, communities, teachers and key stakeholders to highlight our achievements in basic education and literacy while looking ahead on ways to address remaining challenges. This year’s theme, Literacy in a … More Basic education and literacy in a digital world

Improving basic education and literacy – a task for all Rotarians

By Ivan Karanovic, member of Rotary Club Belgrade Skadarlija (Serbia) and lead for a global grant project To ensure Rotary continues to attract passionate members, we must invest in our future leaders. By focusing on basic education and literacy projects, we develop future leaders that will catapult Rotary forward. Youth faced with disaster or living in … More Improving basic education and literacy – a task for all Rotarians

Creating stronger Basic Education and Literacy projects

By Mary Jo Jean-Francois, Area of Focus Manager for Basic Education and Literacy Each and every day, I am amazed at the work Rotary clubs and districts do in education. From simple book drives to complex reading assessments in classrooms, hundreds—possibly thousands—of Rotary projects are being done each year to help better education for children … More Creating stronger Basic Education and Literacy projects

Committing to universal education during Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month

Basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. Over the years, we’ve helped make significant progress towards helping achieve the United Nationals Millennium Development Goals, especially within the basic education and literacy area of focus. According to a 2014 progress report, literacy rates among … More Committing to universal education during Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month

South African projects advance literacy and basic education

By Mary Jo Jean-Francois, Area of Focus Manager for Basic Education & Literacy There is absolutely nothing that makes my job better than visiting Rotarian projects and seeing the faces of children light up because of one simple thing: they are learning. Who am I and what incredible job do I have, you ask? My … More South African projects advance literacy and basic education

Dedicated to quality education for all

By Carolyn Johnson, Vice-Chair of the Literacy Rotarian Action Group September, Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month, is an excellent time for Rotary members and clubs to be actively involved in their local communities. Support for basic education and literacy is an area where all members can be proactive in a variety of ways and … More Dedicated to quality education for all

How you can you use vocational skills to address literacy needs?

By Rotary Service and Engagement Today we join the global community in celebrating International Literacy Day: a day uniting governments, civil society organizations, communities, teachers and key stakeholders to highlight our achievements in basic education and literacy while looking ahead on ways to address remaining challenges. This year’s theme, Literacy and skills development, focuses on … More How you can you use vocational skills to address literacy needs?

Developing literacy projects

By the Literacy Rotarian Action Group (LitRAG) Literacy skills are essential for participating in family life, your community, learning and employment and to access services. Literacy skills help people solve day-to-day problems and make the most of opportunities in life. The Literacy Rotarian Action Group (LitRAG) is a network of Rotarians around the world who … More Developing literacy projects