Literacy Goals


The Literacy goal of District 5960 is to strengthen the capacity of our clubs to create projects to help communities address the full range of literacy challenges for primary, vocational, and adult learners as well as teacher training. Literacy is traditionally understood as the ability to read and write However, literacy also encompasses mathematics, health, media, cultural, informational, scientific, financial, critical, digital - to name a few.

Most of the ideas offered in the Literacy Activity Examples dropdown focus on reading and math because basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. What your club decides to do, however, will be based on your community needs and may include other literacy areas.

As you are planning, consider - What are the literacy goals of your club?

Here are examples of Literacy Goals

  • Every Rotary year undertake at least one literacy project locally and/or internationally.
  • Earn a District Significant Recognition Award by submitting your signature literacy project
  • Use your literacy projects to recruit new members.
  • Partner with your local library and/or literacy organization to expand the scope of your club’s literacy project(s).
  • Partner with other Rotary clubs or local organizations that serve disadvantaged communities to support their literacy projects.
  • Publicize your literacy project(s) to broaden awareness of Rotary and your club and to recruit partners and volunteers.
  • Invite Interactors and Rotaractors to participate in your literacy projects.
  • Recognize successful literacy programs hosted by local organizations in your community.

Your club’s own unique goal.

District 5960 Literacy