September is basic education and literacy month. Rotary’s strong support for literacy and education-based initiatives has extended into the 21st century. Today, Foundation funded projects meet new criteria, engaging and involving the local community and focusing on creating a sustainable impact. As we celebrate decades of commitment to support this basic human right, we look towards the future and focus on how we can address current challenges and look for innovative solutions to further boost literacy. 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.
International Literacy Day is 8 September. At a time when educators face extraordinary challenges in meeting the changing needs of their students, it’s especially important to support their efforts. Together, we can support educators in making a difference in communities around the world.