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

Partner with the Health Education and Wellness Rotarian Action Group to prevent cervical cancer

By PDG Karl Diekman, Health Education and Wellness Rotarian Action Group (HEWRAG) Board of Directors and member of Rotary Club of Woodland, California, USA According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is a preventable disease, yet it is the most common cause of cancer in Africa in women. 34 out of 100,000 women are … More Partner with the Health Education and Wellness Rotarian Action Group to prevent cervical cancer

Work with the Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers

By PDG John Philip, Cadre Coordinator for Disease Prevention and Treatment, and member of the Rotary Club of Newbury, England One of the strengths of the Rotary Foundation is that it has a well-developed process of evaluating humanitarian service projects. As members of the Rotary family, we invest time and skills offering hope to thousands. … More Work with the Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers

6 ways to fight and prevent diseases in your community

By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary members have played a key role in bringing the world to the brink of polio eradication. Our members have not only ended polio in 122 countries but also created a system for tackling a myriad of other health priorities, such as Ebola. Rotary clubs lead efforts both large and small … More 6 ways to fight and prevent diseases in your community

Rotary clubs partner to empower youth to build peace in Colombia

By Don Evans, Member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, Canada; Summer Lewis, Rotary-Institute for Economics and Peace Partnership Coordinator and Kris Swanson, Member of the Rotary Club of Park City Sunrise, United States Since the Colombian government and the Marxist-led Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached a peace agreement in 2016, after a 52-year … More Rotary clubs partner to empower youth to build peace in Colombia

5 ways to take action on World Toilet Day

By Rotary Service and Engagement Having access to a toilet is a basic human need and right, yet 4.5 billion people worldwide live without a safe toilet and 892 million people still practice open defecation.* The United Nations shared the world is not on track to reach Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): to ensure availability and … More 5 ways to take action on World Toilet Day

Collaborate with a Rotarian Action Group on your community development project

By Rotary Service and Engagement Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty. In honor of  Economic and Community Development Month in October, Rotary encouraged you to take action within your communities to address community needs and challenges. As you continue to work towards empowering your community, consider collaborating with Rotarian Action Groups … More Collaborate with a Rotarian Action Group on your community development project

5 steps to establishing a garden to help fight hunger

By the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 821 million people – one in nine people – suffer from chronic hunger.  At the same time, 1.9 billion people are overweight, including 672 million obese adults. Conflict, extreme weather events linked to climate change, … More 5 steps to establishing a garden to help fight hunger

Combating human trafficking in the United States

By Past District Governor Bob Deering, Rotary Club of East Sacramento, California, USA According to Polaris, there are an estimated 100,000 – 300,000 prostituted children in the United States. 244,000 American children and youth are estimated to be at risk of child sexual exploitation, including commercial sexual exploitation. According to the California Attorney General Office, … More Combating human trafficking in the United States

Empowering women in Guatemala through microfinance

By Narayan Murarka, member of the Rotary Club Barrington Breakfast, USA; Francisco Viau and Oscar Diaz, Members of the Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur, Guatemala Sacatepéquez is a department in Guatemala with sixteen municipalities, Sumpango being one of them. A recent study showed the indigenous population in this region is higher than others and there … More Empowering women in Guatemala through microfinance