Bringing Free Preventive Healthcare To All 

By Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention The Rotary Action Group for Family Health & AIDS Prevention (RFHA) is a Rotary International-recognized action group that mobilizes and guides Rotary members to take on sustainable projects to promote healthy families and communities around the globe. RFHA creates and implements large scale community development … More Bringing Free Preventive Healthcare To All 

Spread the word about how toilets save lives and our groundwater systems

By Claudia Urbano, Service and Engagement Senior Communications Specialist at Rotary International Do you have access to a clean and safe toilet? Not everybody is so fortunate. Millions of people relieve themselves in the open air because they do not have access to a toilet, which spreads disease and kills thousands of children every day. … More Spread the word about how toilets save lives and our groundwater systems

Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Partner to Train Community Mediators

By Lina Stahl, Mediators Beyond Borders International In 2019, a small group of visionaries from four Rotary districts in Zone 22, Southern Africa, approached service partner Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) to build social cohesion throughout the region by training a cohort of 100 community mediators to celebrate the Rotary’s Centennial on the African continent. … More Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Partner to Train Community Mediators

Rotary members’ role in facing hunger, poverty, and inequality

By Bonaventure Fandohan, Community Economic Development Manager at Rotary International Livelihood prospects have changed since 2020 for developing and emerging countries. Conflict, extreme weather patterns, and disparities caused by economic shocks and health crises, including the coronavirus pandemic are the main drivers of that change. According to OXFAM International, a non-governmental organization based in the … More Rotary members’ role in facing hunger, poverty, and inequality

International Day of Peace 2022: Building inclusive and peaceful communities 

By Ellina Kushnir, Service and Engagement Manager at Rotary International  Peace is a cornerstone of Rotary’s mission. By carrying out service projects, becoming peace advocates, and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, we promote peace and take action to address the underlying causes of conflict within our communities. We recognize that conflict often results from inequitable … More International Day of Peace 2022: Building inclusive and peaceful communities 

Support Rotary’s commitment to quality education for all 

By Service and Engagement Staff, Rotary International  The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4—Education—prioritizes ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.  The United Nations reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened a global learning crisis. An estimated 24 million students (pre-primary to university level) may never return to school. … More Support Rotary’s commitment to quality education for all 

Quality Education and Literacy Changes Lives

By Carolyn Johnson, Chair of the Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group “Reading changed my life,” declared the twelve-year-old boy from the back row of the class. This reaction was in response to asking students what they thought about the books that Rotary club and district programs provided to their classrooms in rural Guatemala. … More Quality Education and Literacy Changes Lives

2022 Rotary-Peace Corps Week: Peacebuilding on the Ground 

By Partnering for Peace, a group of Rotary members and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers  The service partnership between Rotary International and The Peace Corps is the focus of the second annual Rotary-Peace Corps Week taking place 19-23 September 2022. Partnering for Peace (PFP), a group of Rotary members and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, is hosting … More 2022 Rotary-Peace Corps Week: Peacebuilding on the Ground 

Rotary clubs and Habitat for Humanity Brazil partner for access to water 

By Carrie Golden, Rotary Service & Engagement  Earlier this year, Rotary members from Caruaru Sul in Pernambuco, Brazil, and Johnson City, Tennessee, United States, received a global grant for a humanitarian project, “Water for Lives,” which they are undertaking in cooperation with Rotary’s service partner Habitat for Humanity International’s Brazil Office (Habitat Brazil). The project … More Rotary clubs and Habitat for Humanity Brazil partner for access to water