Rotary's theme for this month is Basic Education and Literacy.  Did you know that more than 775 million people in the world over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. One in 6 adults in Hawaii cannot read or write even at a basic level . "There are over 150,000 people in Hawaii right now who are not reading and writing at the level considered literate. They're making a living, or raising children but that would be easier if they improved their reading and writing skills," said Suzanne Skjold, the Executive Director of Hawaii Literacy.

Rotary's goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.