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

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

Combining vocational service and fellowship

        By Dr. Charles Grant, Rotary Club of North Shore (Houston), Texas, USA, and Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators Last year when I received the June issue of the Rotarian magazine, I noticed the listing of all the Rotary Fellowships.  Before then, I wasn’t that familiar with fellowships, I thought … More Combining vocational service and fellowship

Inspiring others through vocational service

By Azka Asif, RI Programs Staff Rotarians serve, empower and inspire others through vocational service by using their unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others discover new vocational opportunities and interests. As professionals, Rotarians represent their particular field or area of expertise and hold a dual responsibility: represent their vocation within … More Inspiring others through vocational service

Literacy partnership helps children chase their dreams

By Dolly Parton, U.S. singer-songwriter and founder of The Dollywood Foundation and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program I’VE CHASED AFTER RAINBOWS; I HAVE CAPTURED ONE OR TWO. I HAVE REACHED FOR THE STARS; AND I’VE EVEN HELD A FEW. I’VE WALKED THAT LONESOME VALLEY, TOPPED THE MOUTAINS, SOARED THE SKY. I’VE LAUGHED AND I … More Literacy partnership helps children chase their dreams

Celebrate International #LiteracyDay

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs staff Every year, International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide by bringing together governments, multi-and bi-lateral organizations, NGOs, the private sector, communities, teachers, learners and experts to recognize. Today, 8 September, International Literacy Day, we join the global community in celebrating the successful growth of literacy rates around the world. In honor of … More Celebrate International #LiteracyDay

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