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District Governor's Message - September 2019

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Dear Fellow Rotarians,

September is BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY MONTH. Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world. All global grant activities are required to align with the goals of an area of focus. For basic education and literacy, the goals are:

  1. Involve the community to support programs that strengthen their capacity to provide basic education and literacy to everyone
  2. Increase adult literacy
  3. Work to reduce gender disparity in education
  4. Support basic education and literacy studies for career-minded professionals.

There are enormous spectrums of projects this month. Your club projects can be Technological projects to help schools improve their infrastructure. Also, School and community libraries are often a much-needed resource in promoting and increasing literacy.

Language training is a popular project type aimed at helping communities with large immigrant populations or countries that receive a large number of refugees.

The Rotary Foundation believes in teacher training. According to UNESCO, less than 75 percent of teachers are trained to national standards in one-third of countries with data on primary education. A skilled teacher can transform almost any environment into a fun, accessible place to learn.

Early childhood education centers often refer to day care centers, preschools, and kindergartens for children from birth to age 8. An eligible early childhood education project in basic education and literacy should include centers with a curriculum that focuses on developmental and educational outcomes.

Students with special needs can’t always be integrated into traditional classrooms, and the alternative methods used to work with these children often fall outside of activities that are typically eligible for global grants. Education professionals have many different degrees and a wide range of experience.

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