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

Rotary Family Health Days Update Word

By Sarah Paterson, Media Liaison Representative, Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, and member of the Rotary Club of Hilton and Howick, South Africa  More than half of the world’s population still lack access to affordable healthcare. Take a moment to let that sink in. Chilling, isn’t it?  This may be accepted … More Rotary Family Health Days Update Word

Keys to successful basic education and literacy projects

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff According to UNESCO data, nearly 1.6 billion learners worldwide, representing 94% of the student population, have been impacted by closure of schools due to COVID-19. Although many students will be able to return to their classrooms once the pandemic is over, UNESCO projects 24 million learners to face prolonged … More Keys to successful basic education and literacy projects

Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Virtual Summit

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Modern day slavery – whether in the form of forced labor in supply chains, sex trafficking, domestic servitude, or human trafficking – is a transnational multi-billion dollar criminal activity that is impacting millions of people on any given day in more than 167 countries. According to the Global Slavery … More Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking Virtual Summit

Learn from WASH experts: how to design & implement sustainable WASH projects?

By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Now more than ever, access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene is critical to health of families around the world. That’s why Rotarians’ commitment to provide safe water, hygiene and sanitation products and facilities to all communities continues to grow.   Founded in 2007, the mission of the WASH Rotary Action Group is to provide … More Learn from WASH experts: how to design & implement sustainable WASH projects?

Tapping into our network of experts

By Kiki Melonides, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  Passion and dedication to service unite Rotary and Rotaract members worldwide. Rotary is rich with energy, and rich with diverse members from all professional backgrounds representing hundreds of cultures, customs and traditions. But clubs don’t always have the professional skills amongst their members to design and implement … More Tapping into our network of experts

Tapping into opportunities for international service

By Jon Gresley, member of Rotary Club of Truckee, California, USA Since 2000, I have attended 20 project fairs, 16 in Central American and four in Colombia. Attendance at project fairs provides Rotary members with opportunities for international travel and engagement in service with fellow members.  The first ever project fair was a gathering of Rotary … More Tapping into opportunities for international service