Advancing literacy and supporting students during a pandemic

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff According to the United Nations, the COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption in the education system in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion students in more than 190 countries across all continents. School closures  and other learning spaces have impacted 94% of the world’s student population, 99% of which … More Advancing literacy and supporting students during a pandemic

Saving lives through blood drives

By Jean-Claude Brocart, Rotary-Club Toulouse-Ovalie, District 1700, France, President of Rotary Action Group for Blood Donation (RAGBD) Did you know that each blood donation can save up to three lives? The different components of blood – red cells, plasma and platelets – can be donated to three different recipients. Rotary members in France wanted to … More Saving lives through blood drives

Interactors prioritize supporting the environment

By Kaitlyn Perry, member of California High School Interact Club, USA With the world’s attention shifting to environmental issues and how we can help save our planet, the Interact Club of California High School knew we wanted to be a part of the change. Our club brainstormed ideas on events such as planting trees and … More Interactors prioritize supporting the environment

Imagine…everyone living life in peace

By Natalia Sineaeva-Pankowska, Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University, Europe Coordinator of the Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association, and member of NEVER AGAIN Association From Poland, Sweden, France, and Spain to Burundi, Kenya and South Sudan, from the Phillipines and Bangladesh to Iraq, Bolivia and Mexico, from Ukraine to Cyprus and the UK – the … More Imagine…everyone living life in peace

Supporting the environment, an opportunity for each of us

By Kazi Amdadul Hoque, founding member of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG), co-leader of ESRAG’s South Asia Regional Chapter and Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Director of Projects for ESRAG            The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: Supporting the Environment. Rotary members … More Supporting the environment, an opportunity for each of us

Leveraging experts to bring sustainable water to Timor-Leste, Australia

By David Alexander, District 9810’s International Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Manningham, Australia When our club first met with partnering clubs to discuss a global grant project to bring clean water to a remote municipality in Timor-Leste in partnership with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia, the challenges seemed insurmountable. The Rotary … More Leveraging experts to bring sustainable water to Timor-Leste, Australia

The importance of community during a pandemic

By Dr. Amal El-Sisi, member of the Rotary Club ElTahrir, Egypt I am a professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the Cairo University Children’s Hospital. Since the start of pandemic, we have been struggling at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The Cardiac ICU covers emergency medical and post-operative cases. It is also a referral hospital … More The importance of community during a pandemic

What will the world look like after the pandemic?

By Ana Cutter Patel, Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University (2016) On 27 June, Rotary Peace Fellows (RPFs) will convene for a 24-hour global cyber conference Envisioning the World After the Great Pause. The event will feature the perspectives of Rotary Peace Fellows and their colleagues that are leading the efforts to respond to the … More What will the world look like after the pandemic?