Rotary’s 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million members serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
Basic Education and Literacy
Teacher Training - 31% of secondary school teachers in low-income countries are not professionally trained.
What we can do -
  • Provide teacher training, curriculum, and supplies for schools.
  • Send a vocational training team to offer curriculum development training in rural communities.
Supporting Students
75 million children worldwide - 41 million of them girls - have no access to education. 677 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate.
What we can do -
  • Promote student enrollment and prevent health-related absences by sponsoring school feeding programs and providing safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.
  • Support concentrated language encounter (CLE) literacy programs. These low-cost text- or activity-based immersion programs can be effective with both children and adults.
  • Develop and adult literacy program.
  • Serve as a mentor to students in your community.