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

Help achieve universal education: take action during Rotary Literacy Month

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs staff Since the U.N. Millennium Development Goals were established in 2000, Rotary has played a role in global efforts to reduce extreme poverty and reach target goals by 2015. While great progress has been made towards universal primary education, advancements towards this goal slowed significantly over the past eight years. … More Help achieve universal education: take action during Rotary Literacy Month

Promoting literacy by recognizing young authors

By Diana White, past district governor and member of Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, District 7020 It all started when my friend Past District Governor Donna Wallbank opened my eyes to the very successful nationwide youth programs run by Rotary across the UK. I was amazed and inspired by these competition-based programs, particularly “Young Writer”. … More Promoting literacy by recognizing young authors

Brazil clubs help kids develop a love of reading

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs. Original article featured in March 2013 Rotary Leader Determined to reverse the region’s falling literacy rates, 12 clubs from District 4420, Brazil, worked together to establish Project READ (Reading and Education Center) to set up reading rooms for children in underserved communities. With the assistance of a Rotary district grant, … More Brazil clubs help kids develop a love of reading

Rotarians partner to foster love for reading

By David Dotson, President of The Dollywood Foundation    On February 11, 2014, leaders from The Dollywood Foundation, United Way of Australia and Rotary International joined legendary entertainer Dolly Parton in Melbourne to launch her Imagination Library in the land Down Under. The announcement culminated two years of deliberation and planning by this unique partnership. … More Rotarians partner to foster love for reading

Empowering young minds through partnership in service

By Judy Backlund, Past Club President of the Ellensburg Morning Rotary Club, Washington, USA, and Chair of International Reading Association-Rotary International Special Interest Group. First and foremost, I am a teacher. I am also a 20 year member of the International Reading Association, a membership organization for those in the education field. And I’m a … More Empowering young minds through partnership in service

Bridge the education gap: take action during Rotary Literacy Month

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Programs staff Despite rising literacy rates for youth and adults, 897 million people around the world are still illiterate* and 57 million children of primary school age are not in school. In March, Rotary Literacy Month, let’s reaffirm our commitment to meet basic education and literacy needs locally and abroad. Here are … More Bridge the education gap: take action during Rotary Literacy Month