More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17% of the world’s adult population.
Our 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.
These are some of our programs and projects.
Our Youth Clubs
We develop young leaders through our Youth Clubs -- The Interact and Rotaract Clubs of Makati Dasmariñas -- to help them become future community leaders.
Through these clubs, young people learn how to organize and implement community service projects. In the process, they learn teamwork, leadership, and gain positive formative experiences.
Arts and Crafts Workshop for Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities
This is an annual partnership project with Philippine Association for Citizens with Developmental and Learning Disabilities Inc., (PACDLD) The objective of this arts and crafts workshop is to give opportunity for children and youth with disabilty to be trained in the visual arts and express themselves as a right. The art exhibit enables the public to view and appreciate the artworks and to advocate for children and youth with disabilities.
Most Outstanding School Teacher (MOST) in Makati
MOST is an annual movement of Rotary Club of Makati Dasmariñas which recognizes teachers who demonstrate excellence as professionals.
STEM Talks is an initiative by the Rotary Club of Makati Dasmariñas under one of Rotary International's focus areas which is to support education. STEM Talks is a series of career talks that is designed for high school students and centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In these talks, industry leaders share their experiences and lend their thought leadership and expertise to the youth. RCMD aims for STEM Talks to happen in a different school every month to be able to reach as many of the youth as possible.
English Proficiency Training Courses
Ever year, in tandem with various government agencies working in education, we provide an English Proficiency traning course for Public School teachers. We have been doing this for over 15 years and this program is appreciated by its alumni and our partners. The training helps the participating teachers enhance their proficiency for teaching, for technical writing and for meetings and professional interactions.
Mindanao Book Project
The Mindanao Book Project is an initiative of our club to donate a collection of books for the children of South Cotabato. These children have been doing their best to get education despite a backdrop of insurgency and counterinsurgency operations in their part of the Philippines.
King's School Manila Scholarship
In partnership with King's School Manila, this project aims to provide quality international education to a deserving Filipino student from Level 5 until graduation. All expenses including the annual tuition, books and school materials, school meals, and uniforms will be covered by the school and the club.
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