2013 RI CONVENTIONFocus on Basic Education and LiteracyModerator: Anne L. Matthews, RI Director andFuture Vision Committee Member
2013 RI CONVENTIONRotary supportsactivities andtraining to improveeducation for allchildren andliteracy for childrenand adults.
2013 RI CONVENTIONRotary’s Support of Basic Education & LiteracyNarrow FocusBroad FocusGlobalGrantsDistrictGrantsService ProjectsRotarian Action Group forLiteracy (LitRag)
2013 RI CONVENTIONBasic Education and Literacy Goals• Involving the community to support programsthat strengthen the capacity of communities toprovide basic education and literacy to all;• Increasing adult literacy in communities• Working to reduce gender disparity in education• Supporting studies for career-mindedprofessionals related to basic education andliteracy.
2013 RI CONVENTIONPanelists• Noraseth Pathmanand, PRID and LitRag President, RCBangrak, Thailand, District 3350• Carolyn Johnson, District Governor-elect, RCYarmouth, Maine, United States, District 7780• Jones Kyazze, Basic Education and Literacy CadreMember, RC Nateete-Kampala, Uganda, District 9200
2013 RI CONVENTIONPDG Dr. Richard WalkerAssoc. Prof. Dr. Saowalak Rattanavich
2013 RI CONVENTIONMyanmar LaosMalaysiaIndonesiaCambodiaSurinChaiyaphumBangkokBuriramSisaketVietnam
2013 RI CONVENTION1. Identify needs2. Sustainability3. Measureresults
2013 RI CONVENTIONCarolyn Johnson firstname.lastname@example.orgRotary Club of Yarmouth, Maine, USADistrict 7780www.guatemalaliteracy.org
2013 RI CONVENTIONFocus Groups & Activities• For Adults: Emphasis on-Organization-Facilitator Training-Materials/suppliesprovision
2013 RI CONVENTION• For Young ones: Emphasis on- Support to primaryschools- Identification of disenablingfactors- Attenuation of Challengesthrough action ondisenablingfactors
2013 RI CONVENTION• Desirability, Feasibility,Impact & Sustainability• Rotary Strengths &Weaknesses• Availability of Volunteersfor Service Above Self• Availability of operational structures such asRotaractors, Interactors and RCCs aspartners in service• Limitation of resourcesGuiding Factors
2013 RI CONVENTION• For Adults:- Awareness/Sensitization- Social /Cultural sensibilities- Location of activities• For Primary Schools- Location of the school &Management- Nature of disenablingfactors to be attenuatedOperational Challenges depending on Focus Group andLocation
2013 RI CONVENTION• In the face of amultitudeof challenges inthe area ofBasic Education andLiteracy- Which ones shouldRotary Focus on?- Why?Questions For Consideration
2013 RI CONVENTIONBasic Education and LiteracyResources:• Area of FocusPublication;• Rotarian Action Groupfor Literacy• Basic Education andLiteracy Statement(Global Grants)• District/RegionalLeaders• Staff
2013 RI CONVENTIONThank youfor yourtime andservice toRotaryQuestions?
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