By Imelda Mercedes Medina, MD, MPH, Member of Rotary Club of Doral, USA and Chair of the Rotarian Public Health Fellowship; Adán Amaya, MD, Member of el Club Rotario de Leon, Nicaragua and Rotaract District 4240 Representative; Irela Pizarro, Member of el Club Rotaract de Leon, Nicaragua; Jorge Aleman, MD, MPH, Member of el Club … More Rotaractors from Nicaragua upholding children’s rights amidst COVID-19 pandemic
By Rotary International Staff As people of action, Rotary members want to find ways to respond to COVID-19, which is now a global pandemic, and to help people affected by it. The Rotary Foundation offers several options that Rotarians can use to help care for and protect people in their own communities and others around … More Grant options to respond to COVID-19
By the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) WASRAG, the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group, reminds Rotary members of the vital role hygiene and sanitation play in disease containment. Good hygiene, especially hand washing, helps contain the spread of viruses like COVID-19 and polio. WASRAG encourages people to observe the hand washing techniques … More Collaborate with water, sanitation, and hygiene experts
By Rotary Service and Engagement According to the United Nations, three billion people live without basic handwashing facilities with soap and water available at home. In many parts of the world there is little or no awareness of good hygiene practices and their role in reducing the spread of disease. Until just 170 years ago, … More #SafeHands for World Water Day
By Johnny Archer, past president of the University of Oregon Rotaract Club and past District Rotaract Representative for District 5110 Over the last couple years, I have heard many Rotarians seeking to start up Rotaract in their communities or to connect with a club already in place. I have been a Rotaractor for nearly six … More How can I cultivate Rotaract in my community?
By Pamela Tsimbiri Fedha, member of the Rotary Club of Nakuru, Kenya and David Copp, member of the Rotary Club of Davis Sunrise, California, USA Many girls in Kenya miss school during their menstrual periods because they cannot afford commercially available feminine hygiene products. They “make do” with pieces of cloth, towels, or anything else … More Empowering women and girls in Kenya
By Maiden Manzanal-Frank, Rotary Peace Fellow In 2015, I completed my Rotary Peace Fellowship in peace and conflict resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. Peace and conflict resolution provided another layer of perspective I needed to be more adaptive and effective in my work with communities and organizations. After my Rotary Peace Fellowship, I moved … More Facilitating peace in local communities
By Carol Metzker, member of the Rotary Club of One World D5240 and member of the Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery The temperature in rural India was 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but I had goosebumps. Villagers and my fellow team members made music and danced in the shade. Village men gave speeches. A woman in a … More Goosebumps in India
By Reem Ghunaim, Rotarian Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) Executive Director Rotarian leadership is pioneering solutions to our world’s biggest problems and is the power behind Rotary’s century old legacy. This philosophy is affirmed by Paul Harris: “I would like to think that the pioneering days of Rotary have only just begun. There are just … More Pioneers of Peace are People of Action
Members of your club have expressed interest in supporting an international project, so, because you’re the international service chair, you contact some members from other countries that you met at the Rotary International Convention. You ask if they have any projects that your club could support. One of them excitedly tells you about the health … More Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?