The word “LitRAG” stands for “Literacy Rotarian Action Group”.

We are a network of Rotarians throughout the world who have a special interest in acting upon the mission and goals of Rotary International related to

  1. Alleviate illiteracy;

  2. Enhancing literacy teaching and learning globally, and

  3. Helping to provide materials and equipment for literacy education at different levels.
    Like all Action Groups, it is an autonomous association of likeminded Rotarians, partners of Rotarians, and Rotaractors working in partnership with Clubs and Districts on literacy projects of mutual concern.

LitRAG’s Mission and Goals

  • Increasing general awareness of the severity of illiteracy throughout the world; its effect on the quality of the lives of individuals, families, communities and nations from generation to generation.

  • Increasing awareness among Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts of ways they can implement basic education and literacy projects that strengthen the capacity of communities to provide education and literacy to all.

  • Assisting Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, and Rotary Districts to increase the scale and effectiveness of their participation in the alleviation of illiteracy and its consequences - supporting the pursuit of the Object of Rotary by providing programs for both children and adults and reducing gender disparity in education.

  • Actively collaborate with Rotarians to establish partnerships for projects involving the other areas of focus.

What Strategies will LitRAG use to achieve its Goals?

The following strategies are among those that will be used to achieve LitRAG’s goals.

  • Publicise the extent and consequences of illiteracy in terms of human experience and welfare using a website, newsletters, pamphlets, diverse other publications, displays, and conferences;

  • Attract and involve Rotarians, their partners and Rotaractors as LitRAG members;

  • Develop support systems for Rotary literacy activities, including the nomination of project advisers, and

  • Develop productive relationships with appropriate non-Rotary organizations and agencies, e.g. International Reading Association