The interrelationship between ShelterBox’s work and the right to education

By Emma Howell, ShelterBox staff  Over the past 21 years, ShelterBox and Rotary International have worked together to support families with emergency shelter following disaster or conflict.   Disaster, conflict and lack of adequate housing significantly reduces a child’s access to education. Nearly 40 million children a year have their education interrupted by disasters, such as earthquakes and disease.1 And the number of child refugees fleeing conflict and extremism, violence or disaster has risen to over 13 … More The interrelationship between ShelterBox’s work and the right to education

BEL Rotary Action Group engages Rotarians and Rotaractors in community literacy

Basic Education and Literacy Month takes on even greater importance for Rotarians and Rotaractors this year, as we come to see the profound impact of the pandemic on education and literacy. The Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group is offering three excellent opportunities to assist clubs and districts in their outreach to support literacy in their communities. … More BEL Rotary Action Group engages Rotarians and Rotaractors in community literacy

Rotary Community Corps provides crucial resources to underserved Texas community

By Jennifer Shertzer, member of the Plano West Rotary Club  As rallies for racial justice happened throughout the U.S. in the summer of 2020, members of Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) located in Plano, Texas felt compelled to find a COVID-safe way to help create equity for the Black community, as well as involve more community members in Rotary’s … More Rotary Community Corps provides crucial resources to underserved Texas community

Working with the Global Partnership for Education

By Praveen Prasad, Global Partnership for Education Secretariat and Mary Jo Jean-François, Rotary International Area of Focus Manager for Basic Education and Literacy Last October, the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation and the Board of Rotary International approved a strategic partnership with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). GPE is the largest global fund solely … More Working with the Global Partnership for Education

Together, We Read: LITRAG and Save the Children partner to support our youngest learners

By Carolyn Johnson, Chair of the Literacy Rotary Action Group One of my best memories as a young mom is reading books with my son when he was a newborn and as he grew through being a toddler, little boy, and into to his early school years. Together, through books, we visited so many places … More Together, We Read: LITRAG and Save the Children partner to support our youngest learners

Advancing literacy and supporting students during a pandemic

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff According to the United Nations, the COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption in the education system in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion students in more than 190 countries across all continents. School closures  and other learning spaces have impacted 94% of the world’s student population, 99% of which … More Advancing literacy and supporting students during a pandemic

Rotary clubs provide access to learning resources during pandemic

By Wilf Wilkinson, RI President 2007-2008 With more than 90 million students globally locked out of schools by the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of parents have been forced into the role of educator. Many are fearful, unsure and even feeling guilty that they will not succeed. The Rotary Club of Belleville in Ontario, Canada and District … More Rotary clubs provide access to learning resources during pandemic

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