SEPTEMBER Is Basic Education and Literacy Month
Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy. Literacy is a significant and specific goal for Rotary. It is so important that it is one of the 6 areas of focus for The Rotary Foundations Future Vision – basic education and literacy. Such importance has been placed on literacy that Rotary International has created a “Rotary Literacy Month” that takes place during the month of September.
Everyone has the right to learn to read, write and enjoy the power, pleasures and independence of being literate. For some the journey will be easy, for others it will take much hard work and unfortunately for approximately 18 percent of today’s world population it will never happen.
How you can help our Club to reduce this statistic:
- Join our Club and contribute to one of the many worldwide literacy programs
- Contribute funds to support existing literacy programs and projects
- Volunteer to collect books to donate to remote schools around Australia and the world via Donations in Kind
- Plan a project that focuses on, and rekindles a passion for literacy and numeracy, and promotes the ideal of a basic education for all
- Report any literacy developments and projects you may be undertaking
- Read to children every day.
“Just as Rotary itself can never keep its place unless it is constantly growing, so each individual Rotary club cannot afford to stand still while the stream of life moves onward.”— EverForward!, THE ROTARIAN, February 1941
Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business, professional and community leaders. Clubs are non-political, non-religious and open to all cultures, races and creeds. Richly rewarding, the Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo gives you the opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ and to have a positive impact in our community and internationally.
A highly active and prosperous Club, we raise money and provide support for many local, national and international projects that seek to improve the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. We work within the Phillip Island and San Remo communities, alongside other charitable organisations, schools, individuals and businesses to make a difference in the world.
We are an active Club within the wider Rotary network and we are proud of the work we do. You can find out more about or Club and projects by clicking on the images below. You are welcome to attend any of our Monday meetings and we delight in growing our membership so if you want to make a difference in the lives of others, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.