Rotary’s young leaders improve communities through education and literacy projects

By Jessie Dunbar-Bickmore, RI Programs staff

Young leaders around the world are dedicating their time and talents to helping fellow students improve basic education and literacy skills. Through mentorship and skills training to instilling a love for learning, Interactors are addressing some of the most pressing educational needs in their local communities and across the globe:

The Interact Club of Sekolah Sri Cempaka, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, pioneered the iTeach iLearn iGrow campaign, an effort to assist fellow youth at the Dignity for Children Foundation. With funds raised from a walkathon, the Interactors purchased six computers and dedicated many weekend mornings to teach students at the Dignity for Children Foundation how to use the hardware and software. With access to computers and knowledge to use them, the students can now play educational games, type up homework, access the Internet to complete research, and have gained lifelong skills to help them stay competitive in school and the workforce. Here’s their story*:

*This video was submitted as part of the 2014-15 Interact Video Awards. Follow Interact on Facebook to learn more about the 2015-16 Interact Video Awards launching later this year.

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Author: rotaryservice

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