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.

Our clubs in District 5020 support literacy initiatives in many ways. Whether donating books, building schools, or acting as tutors, District 5020 Rotarians are extremely active in efforts to bolster literacy.  To assist club members in the goal of giving the gift of literacy we have collected literacy projects from our district over two years. Please use these as a guide and inspiration for your own literacy projects.