More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Rotary's 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.


 We take action to empower educators to inspire learning at all ages. 1.  Mentoring Students - Rotary club pairs students with celebrity and CEO mentors for success. 2. Teacher Training-We share our knowledge and experience with educators and other professionals who work with vulnerable populations.  3. Adult Literacy -Rotary members fight adult illiteracy by working with local advocates to offer community literacy programs. 4. Rotary Scholarships - Rotary members invest in the future by giving scholarships to students who have the potential to change our communities. 5. Educating Refugees. - A  university president and Rotary club fight Boko Haram to bring education and food to refugees in Nigeria. 6. Coaching Teachers -Realizing that getting children into school isn’t enough, Rotary shifts to mentoring and coaching teachers. 7. Schools4Freedom -The Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery has a strategy for fighting modern slavery that’s working at the local level. Click the following link for more information: