3 Reasons why we should do something about Literacy

1. "One in five adults if given the alphabetical index to Yellow pages, cannot locate the page reference for plumbers". A Fresh Start, Improving Literacy & Numeracy 1999

2. "40% of prisoners have a reading ability below that of an 11 year old". Quote 2008

3. "Approximately 65% of employment opportunities in 2010 require a Level 3 qualification. Only 41% of UK 25-28 year olds have such a qualification". Skills Agency 

If illiteracy were a simple problem, Rotarians would have solved it by now. In an increasingly complex world, poor reading comprehension condemns adults to the lowest rungs of society.

Rotarians, however, are committed to improving the situation. Basic education and literacy is a Rotary area of focus.

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