Supporting Education

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.

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Supporting Education

How Rotary makes help happen

We take action to empower educators to inspire learning at all ages.

Schools 4 Freedom

The Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery has a strategy for fighting modern slavery that’s working at the local level.

Mentoring Students

Rotary club pairs students with celebrity and CEO mentors for success.

Adult Literacy

Rotary members fight adult illiteracy by working with local advocates to offer community literacy programs.

Teacher Training

We share our knowledge and experience with educators and other professionals who work with vulnerable populations.

Rotary Scholarship

Rotary members invest in the future by giving scholarships to students who have the potential to change our communities.

Educating Refugees

A university president and Rotary club fight Boko Haram to bring education and food to refugees in Nigeria.

Coaching Teachers

Realizing that getting children into school isn’t enough, Rotary shifts to mentoring and coaching teachers.

adults raised their reading levels by three grades in Detroit

schools in Ghana have gained access to basic sanitation and hygiene services due to the Rotary-USAID partnership

Our Impact On Education

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

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.

Enhancing educational systems

In Kenya, Rotary clubs are working with the Global Partnership for Education and local and national governments to advance life-long learning opportunities for poor and marginalized children.

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