More than 800 million people worldwide are unable to read or write--a lack of skills that makes them especially vulnerable to hunger, disease, and extreme poverty.
Literacy empowers people and is essential for community development. Literate populations are more likely to develop economically, live healthier lives, and make more informed decisions in their communities.Child mortality is also closely linked to literacy rates. When women and girls are educated, they are generally better equipped to access resources and make decisions that improve the lives of their children and families. Sadly, a variety of barriers prevent more than 500 million women and girls from obtaining even the most basic education.
Rotarians help lead the way to improve literacy in their communities and around the world by empowering people through the gift of literacy.
Please contact Literacy Chair Nelda Mohr for more information.