Supporting Education

In Arizona we have garnered a lot of national attention on our efforts to Go Red For Ed. While funding is important here in Arizona, it reminds us as Rotarians of the global challenges for basic education.

Rotary has identified that there are more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population.

Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

OUR IMPACT ON EDUCATION

The Rotary Foundation supports education through scholarships, donations, and service projects around the world.

  • 50adults raised their reading levels by three grades in Detroit
  • $10million in grants to get clean water in Lebanese schools

Rotary members make amazing things happen, like:

Opening schools: In Afghanistan, Rotary members opened a girls’ school to break the cycle of poverty and social imbalance.

Teaching adults to read: Rotary members in the United States partnered with ProLiteracy Detroit to recruit and train tutors after a study showed that more than half of the local adult population was functionally illiterate.

New teaching methods: The SOUNS program in South Africa, Puerto Rico and the United States teaches educators how to improve literacy by teaching children to recognize letters by sounds instead of names.

Making schools healthy: Rotarians are providing clean, fresh water to every public school in Lebanon so students can be healthier and get a better education.

What can you do to support education and bring literacy to everyone?

MAKE A DONATION

BECOME A MEMBER

 

When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime. It ripples through the community, one by one.

Mark Wilson
Rotary Club member

Author: Aaron Fritz

Joined Rotary in 1999. Past President of the Highlands Ranch Rotary Club, Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Castle Pines, Past President of the Rotary eClub of Arizona, and current Assistant Governor for District 5490. Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. 2nd Generation Rotarian.

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