Building peace through Rotary service

By Soomin Kim, Rotary International Staff Most of the members the Rotary Club of Ulsan Jayu (meaning freedom in Korean) are refugees emigrants from North Korea. Many risked their lives emigrating in pursuit of greater opportunities and are still struggling to adapt to South Korean society. Through the humanitarian service work of South Korean Rotary … More Building peace through Rotary service

Peacebuilder Clubs create momentum for peace within communities

By Reem Ghunaim and Mike Green, members of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace We launched our Peacebuilder Clubs program at the Rotary International Convention in Toronto. Peacebuilder Clubs were pioneered eight years ago by past Rotarian Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) Board Member and Past District 5100 Governor, Mike Caruso as a way of building support for … More Peacebuilder Clubs create momentum for peace within communities

Sparking peace in your community

By Rotary Service and Engagement According to UNHCR, 44,400 people a day are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal … More Sparking peace in your community

Ecuador Project Fair leads to a long-term international partnership

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Dr. Vasanth Prabhu from the Rotary Club of Central Chester County (Lionville) in the United States and Galo Alfonso Betancourt Criollo from the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa in Ecuador have been working together on humanitarian projects for over ten years. They first met at the District 4400 (Ecuador) … More Ecuador Project Fair leads to a long-term international partnership

Empowering healthcare professionals in Moldova

By Lauren Ribant, Regional Grants Officer As a Regional Grants Officer for The Rotary Foundation, my job is to review Rotary grant applications and support Rotary club members in creating sustainable humanitarian projects. I have had the pleasure of working with a number of passionate Rotarians striving to make a difference in the world. So … More Empowering healthcare professionals in Moldova

How to support those living with dementia

By Geri Parlby, member of the Rotary Club of Tavistock, England There is a great deal of confusion over what dementia is. Dementia is an umbrella term that covers a variety of different brain conditions that impair mental functioning. The most common and most well-known dementias are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular, Lewy body, and frontotemporal. 12 years … More How to support those living with dementia

Providing access to healthcare to millions across Africa and India

By Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA) Rotary Family Health Days is a signature program of Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA) – A Rotarian Action Group. The Action Group’s signature program promotes healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive, annual campaign in Southern Africa and India that provides … More Providing access to healthcare to millions across Africa and India

Changing lives for children with clubfoot through global collaborations

By Jill Olsen, Co-Chair of the RAG4Clubfoot Every child born with clubfoot deformity deserves to walk and run. This disability occurs in one in 750 live births resulting in 200,000 children annually worldwide needing treatment. To this end, our global Rotarian Action Group, RAG4Clubfoot, is dedicated to ensuring impacted children receive the University of Iowa’s … More Changing lives for children with clubfoot through global collaborations