Posted on Sep 01, 2023

September is Rotary's Basic Education and Literacy Month

In Rotary, the theme for the month of September is Basic Education and Literacy, one of the six areas of focus.
How can we take action?
Papanui Rotary already helps Aratupu Preschool and Whānau Hub by donating 40 Rhyming Round the Alphabet books and also funding their Duffy Reading Books.
We also have club members helping with weekly Remedial Reading visits to a local school. Our members sit with the students and listen to them reading and proving assistance.
We welcome more of the local public to approach us and see where we can help with reading and literacy projects.
In the world, 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.
We take action to empower educators to inspire learning at all ages.