Also, according to the National Literacy Trust:
Basic education is not just literacy - it's what helps us to function successfully within our socities.
"Basic education and literacy is directly linked to Supporing Education - one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus - that expands and creates opportunies for addressing other socio-economic issues.
By improving available basic education and literacy rates in our communities, Rotarians are able to have a broader impact by helping to reduce poverty, improve health, encourage community and economic development, and promote peace. Rotarians are encouraged to be people of action and support actvites and training to improve education for all children and literacy for children and adults." - incoming Rotary International President Shekar Mehata.
With Rotary clubs located in countries around the world, Rotary is able to address many basic education and literact needs within local communities. Clubs can;
BELRAG is a network of Rotarians throughout the world who have a special interest in acting upon the mission and goals of Rotary International.
In the West Midlands, RotaryBooks4Home provides the gift of a book for youngsters to read, take home and keep.
RotaryBooks4Home aims to empower children to develop their love of reading and experience the chance to own books of their own. It also allows them to share that love of reading with their family.
For World Book Day, teachers in the West Midlands asked Rotary for small sized books which they posted through the letterboxes of children’s homes, ensuring everyone had a book to read.
World Book Day is on 3rd March each year.
Find out how you can support children, young people and adults with volunteer projects to develop their literacy skills in the June/July 2021 edition of Rotary magazine
For more information and to share your Basic Education & Literacy projects please email email@example.com
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