Basic Education and Literacy

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation have identified six areas of focus for the new grant structure. These areas reflect critical humanitarian issues and needs that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. They will align Rotary with other international development efforts and will strategically further the Foundation’s mission.

Each of the six areas of focus begins with a statement of purpose, followed by a list of specific goals. The Foundation will use the goals to establish

  • Projects and activities for packaged global grants
  • Possible strategic partners for packaged global grants
  • Evaluation criteria for club- and district-developed global grants
  • A system for measuring outcome for all global grants

Statements of purpose and goals

The Rotary Foundation promotes education and literacy for all by:

  • Ensuring that children have access to quality basic education
  • Reducing gender disparity in education
  • Increasing adult literacy
  • Strengthening the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy
  • Supporting studies related to basic education and literacy