2008 Taipei Rotary Institute, Zones 4B, 6B & 7B,
Oct. 15~19, 2008
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Literacy / 識字計畫
· 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.
· 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.
· UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) at www.unesco.org
· Literacy Resource Group
· Menu of Service Opportunities at www.rotary.org
· Rotary Community Corps
· The Rotary Volunteers program
· Group Study Exchange (GSE) participants
· ProjectLINK, a searchable database that links Rotary clubs needing project assistance with clubs in other countries.