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

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?

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

Vocational training team aims to empower teachers in Tanzania

By Thomas Walsh Jr., Member of the Rotary Club of Ames, Iowa, USA Teacher shortages resulting from an increase in public secondary schools and a new required national testing system has created ongoing challenges for secondary education in Tanzania. As a result, the country has seen an increase in staff turnover, schools are hiring teachers … More Vocational training team aims to empower teachers in Tanzania

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