Posted on Sep 01, 2021
Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s seven Areas of Focus. Consider these facts:
*  If all women completed primary education, there would be 66% fewer maternal deaths.
*  A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five.
*  If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty, which would be equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty.
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Rotary clubs all over the world are taking action to enhance basic education and literacy in their communities.