Focus on Basic Education and Literacy

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Focus on Basic Education and Literacy

  1. 1. 2013 RI CONVENTIONFocus on Basic Education and LiteracyModerator: Anne L. Matthews, RI Director andFuture Vision Committee Member
  2. 2. 2013 RI CONVENTIONRotary supportsactivities andtraining to improveeducation for allchildren andliteracy for childrenand adults.
  3. 3. 2013 RI CONVENTIONRotary’s Support of Basic Education & LiteracyNarrow FocusBroad FocusGlobalGrantsDistrictGrantsService ProjectsRotarian Action Group forLiteracy (LitRag)
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 2013 RI CONVENTIONPDG Dr. Richard WalkerAssoc. Prof. Dr. Saowalak Rattanavich
  7. 7. 2013 RI CONVENTIONMyanmar LaosMalaysiaIndonesiaCambodiaSurinChaiyaphumBangkokBuriramSisaketVietnam
  8. 8. 2013 RI CONVENTION
  9. 9. 2013 RI CONVENTIONGuatemala Literacy Project(GLP)A partnership between Rotary clubs& the non-profit organization, Cooperative for Education16 Years, 404 Rotary Clubs, 63 Districts
  10. 10. 2013 RI CONVENTIONTextbooksComputerlabs, training, &technicalsupportScholarshipsLiteracyInstruction
  11. 11. 2013 RI CONVENTIONCulture of Reading ProgramOngoing teacher training, classroom support,basic materials
  12. 12. 2013 RI CONVENTION1. Identify needs2. Sustainability3. MeasurableresultsFactors for Success
  13. 13. 2013 RI CONVENTIONNeeds: Why Guatemala?
  14. 14. 2013 RI CONVENTION Carolyn F Johnson / Guatemala Literacy Project / Culture of Reading Program
  15. 15. 2013 RI CONVENTIONSustainability Plan==$5Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4++$1 $5Year 5$1 $1 $1 $1+ + +
  16. 16. 2013 RI CONVENTIONSustainabilityOngoing teacher training
  17. 17. 2013 RI CONVENTIONSustainabilityClassroom support
  18. 18. Textbook ProjectComputer ProjectScholarshipCORP ProjectGLP Guatemala
  19. 19. 2013 RI CONVENTION
  20. 20. 2013 RI CONVENTIONResults
  21. 21. 2013 RI CONVENTIONResults
  22. 22. 2013 RI CONVENTIONResults
  23. 23. 2013 RI CONVENTION1. Identify needs2. Sustainability3. Measureresults
  24. 24. 2013 RI CONVENTIONCarolyn Johnson cfj2@mac.comRotary Club of Yarmouth, Maine, USADistrict 7780www.guatemalaliteracy.org
  25. 25. 2013 RI CONVENTIONFocus Groups & Activities• For Adults: Emphasis on-Organization-Facilitator Training-Materials/suppliesprovision
  26. 26. 2013 RI CONVENTION• For Young ones: Emphasis on- Support to primaryschools- Identification of disenablingfactors- Attenuation of Challengesthrough action ondisenablingfactors
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 2013 RI CONVENTION• In the face of amultitudeof challenges inthe area ofBasic Education andLiteracy- Which ones shouldRotary Focus on?- Why?Questions For Consideration
  30. 30. 2013 RI CONVENTIONBasic Education and LiteracyResources:• Area of FocusPublication;• Rotarian Action Groupfor Literacy• Basic Education andLiteracy Statement(Global Grants)• District/RegionalLeaders• Staff
  31. 31. 2013 RI CONVENTIONThank youfor yourtime andservice toRotaryQuestions?

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