Transforming basic education in low income schools

By Octavio Jarrin R., member of the Rotary Club of La Puntilla, Ecuador and Keith E. Axtell, member of the Rotary Club of Marin Evening, United States An assessment of mathematics teachers in Ecuador showed they received little training in content preparation and teaching techniques. This resulted in teachers with little motivation and enthusiasm when … More Transforming basic education in low income schools

Taking a step towards change for students in Morocco

By Ali Hannaoui, Member of the Rotaract Club of Hippocrate, Morocco While recently hiking in a wonderful village located between Taroudant and Agadir, Morocco, young children walking to school with heavy footsteps reminded me of other regions and villages in my country. I never saw children going to school by bus or bikes, especially girls. … More Taking a step towards change for students in Morocco

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

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?

School environmental clubs pioneer sustainable community development in Tanzania

By Dr. John Philip, Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors and Member of the Rotary Club of Newbury, United Kingdom The island of Ukerewe in Lake Victoria, Tanzania is only accessible by a three and half hour ferry journey from the mainland town of Mwanza. The island’s 350,000 residents are subsistence farmers and … More School environmental clubs pioneer sustainable community development in Tanzania

Connect with the International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators

By Dr. Charles Grant, Rotary Club of North Shore (Houston), Texas, USA, and Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. One of Rotary’s focuses is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education … More Connect with the International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators

A quest for international service led to my Rotary moment

By Jerry Kallman, Past President of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA When I first served as president of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood in 2008, I sought out an international service project to complement the several community service activities our club traditionally supported.  During that year’s District Conference, I learned the Rotary … More A quest for international service led to my Rotary moment