By Service and Engagement Staff, Rotary International The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4—Education—prioritizes ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. The United Nations reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened a global learning crisis. An estimated 24 million students (pre-primary to university level) may never return to school. … More Support Rotary’s commitment to quality education for all
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
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
By Brian Carman, Past President of the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise, United States This project began as most Rotary projects do. I was invited to participate in a new effort by the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise to visit the Dominican Republic and learn about local efforts to improve drinking water. Three … More Changing lives through international service
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?
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
By Brenda Erickson, Rotary Club of Peachtree City, Georgia, USA, and Montessori school teacher Beyond building little readers, the Souns program helps Rotarians by exposing them to the surprising readiness of young minds. Children want to read more than we want them to acquire these basic skills. As projects go, the Souns program is: Simple … More Souns: An engaging approach to literacy