Clayton Rotary Club
September is...Basic Education and Literacy Month

Despite literacy rates rising in the past 50 years, there are still over 773 million illiterate adults worldwide. Most of these illiterate adults are women.

More than 393 million children do not have basic literacy skills by age 10.

One of Rotary’s seven areas of focus is Basic Literacy and Education. We strive to strengthen our communities to support basic education and literacy. We want to reduce gender disparity in education and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

 

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.

 

Clayton Rotary has collaborated with another Club to:
  • Provide all third graders at Cooper Academy with their own dictionaries each year. In addition to having a comprehensive dictionary, the book contains biographies of the Presidents, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, information on all 50 States, and much more. 
    Studies have found that children that are given their own print dictionary
    • Find and learn other new words when looking up a particular word
    • Develop a more focused mind
    • Become more curious to learn more
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