2008年台北扶輪研習會
第4B, 6B及7B地帶
2008年10月15~19日

2008 Taipei Rotary Institute, Zones 4B, 6B & 7B,
Oct. 15~19, 2008

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Background

·         More than 80 million school-age children are not attending classes.

 

·         Women and girls account for more than 64 percent of all illiterate people in the world.

 

·         Approximately 800 million people over the age of 15 do not have the literacy skills needed to hold a job or obtain a better one.

 

·         Ninety-eight percent of the world’s illiterate population is in developing countries.

 

·         Fifty percent of the world's illiterate people live in India and China.

 

·         More than 50 percent of the population of Africa is illiterate.

·         Those that are illiterate and uneducated are not able to live independently and can be vulnerable to exploitation by others.

 

Recommended Action

·         Conduct a project that expands and improves early childhood literacy and education programs for both boys and girls

 

·         Conduct a literacy project that improves the ability of teachers.

 

·         Assess a community’s literacy needs by contacting people who are qualified to discuss them (e.g. educators, government officials, and social workers) and use the findings to develop a project.

 

·         Support literacy projects in local communities or abroad.

 

·         Promote literacy awareness.

 

·         Recognize a community member for achievements in literacy.

 

·         Create a short-term campaign that offers incentives to children for reading.

 

Resources

·         UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) at www.unesco.org 

 

·         Literacy Resource Group

 

·         RI President’s web page at www.rotary.org

 

·         Menu of Service Opportunities at www.rotary.org

 

·         Rotary Community Corps

 

·         The Rotary Volunteers program

 

·         RI Programs staff

 

·         Service and Fellowship web page at www.rotary.org

·         Group Study Exchange (GSE) participants

 

·         ProjectLINK, a searchable database that links Rotary clubs needing project assistance with clubs in other countries.