Partnering with Habitat for Humanity to empower communities

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Service and Engagement Committed to the belief that every person deserves a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in Georgia, USA. Families and individuals in need of a helping hand partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve …

Supporting basic education and literacy in your community

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff According to the United Nations, 57 million children worldwide are not in school and 757 million people over the age of 15 —two-thirds of whom are women — are illiterate. In honor of Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month celebrated each September, take action by starting or supporting a literacy …

Bridging the generation gap through mentorship

By Paul Taylor, Writer, Researcher, Speaker and Senior Fellow at Encore.org In a rapidly evolving society, many communities are experiencing a generation gap between older and younger residents. Oakland, California in the United States is one such place. Bridging the distance between the older citizens of Oakland and the younger communities they serve is a …

13 years of project fairs in Ecuador

By Amparo Albuja, District 4400 XIII Project Fair District Committee Chair In February 2004, our district hosted our first project fair in Quito. Since then, 12 fairs have been organized in beautiful cities across Ecuador: Guayaquil, Cuenca, and Manta. Every fair highlights District 4400’s club service projects for international visitors to build friendships, partnerships, and facilitate …