In Nigeria, Rotary is Saving the Lives of Mothers and Children – Here’s How

By John Townsend, Chair RMCH and Prof. Emmanuel Lufadeju, RMCH Nigeria National Coordinator A young pregnant mother, Gift, is sitting alone in a rural community in Nigeria and is concerned about the rapid swelling in her feet and increasingly frequent headaches. She is worried that something may be wrong with her pregnancy and that the … More In Nigeria, Rotary is Saving the Lives of Mothers and Children – Here’s How

Earth Day 

By Service and Engagement Staff Today we celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was started in 1970 and is held annually to demonstrate support for protection of the environment.   Rotarians and Rotaractors understand that the whole world is their backyard and this year’s Earth Day is especially meaningful. Starting in a few months on 1 July, 2021, the environment will officially be Rotary’s newest … More Earth Day 

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Rotary Action Group

By Brian Hall, Chair of Operations, WASH Rotary Action Group A Rotarian in Melbourne, Australia needed to know how to remove excess cadmium from spring water in Indonesia. Another Rotarian in Zimbabwe needed information on treating water from a sewerage system for agricultural uses. A third Rotarian needed a review of a hydrogeological survey done … More Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Rotary Action Group

Celebrate #WorldWaterDay

By Service and Engagement Staff It’s easy to take access to water for granted. Your access to water relies on pipes, tanks, treatment systems, and more to get water to your door. Many people lack access to clean water, putting them at risk of dehydration and disease. Every year, UN-Water coordinates the United Nations international … More Celebrate #WorldWaterDay

Celebrate International Women’s Day

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff International Women’s Day is Monday, 8 March, 2021. In celebration of this day, the Service in Action blog will be posting several stories next week highlighting women and the unique opportunities they face. In celebration of International Women’s Day, you can learn how Rotary supports mothers and children as … More Celebrate International Women’s Day

Be an advocate of Rotary’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their … More Be an advocate of Rotary’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs

Newly recognized Rotary Action Group for Refugees

By Quentin Wodon, Chair of Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration We are living through a refugee crisis which is only likely to get worse in the long run. The latest global report by UNHCR, the United Nations agency for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), estimates that in 2019, 79.5 million … More Newly recognized Rotary Action Group for Refugees

Use your professional expertise to guide clubs’ projects

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Do you have professional experience or specialized technical skills? Are you a project manager, engineer, health care professional, educator, lawyer, accountant, etc.? If yes, you can offer your skills to local Rotary clubs and help develop service projects with greater impact. Rotary is an organization rich with many resources … More Use your professional expertise to guide clubs’ projects

Learn from experts about solar refrigeration to safely store vaccines and system-wide solutions to food waste

By Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) Through End Polio Now, Rotary members have worked passionately to ensure that children in the most remote corners of the world get vaccinated. Now, to help Rotarians and Rotaractors respond to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, ESRAG Renewable Energy Task Force is hosting a webinar where experts will explain … More Learn from experts about solar refrigeration to safely store vaccines and system-wide solutions to food waste