Ecuador Project Fair leads to a long-term international partnership

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Dr. Vasanth Prabhu from the Rotary Club of Central Chester County (Lionville) in the United States and Galo Alfonso Betancourt Criollo from the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa in Ecuador have been working together on humanitarian projects for over ten years. They first met at the District 4400 (Ecuador) … More Ecuador Project Fair leads to a long-term international partnership

Rotaractors take action to lead change

By Justin Panayiotis Hadjilambris, 2017-18 Rotaract Europe Multi-District Information Organization President Life has shown me that things do not always go as smoothly as one may anticipate. When my expectations are not only met, but exceeded, the experience becomes all the more remarkable. That is just what happened on numerous occasions during Rotaract Europe’s (E.R.I.C.) … More Rotaractors take action to lead change

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

A look inside the Uniendo America Project Fair

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to attend the Uniendo America Project Fair. Uniendo America is the original project fair, started 25 years ago by Rotarians from the United States and Central America to support projects in Central America. The annual event, organized by Districts 4240 … More A look inside the Uniendo America Project Fair

Rotary members gathered in Italy for the 12th Multi-Club Workshop

By Leonardo de Angelis, Member of Rotary Club Ravenna, Italy and Coordinator of the Multi-Club Workshop The 12th Multi-Club Workshop (MCW) in Italy brought together over 200 Rotary members representing 72 clubs from eight districts across six countries. Each year, the Multi-Club Workshop brings together members to propose and plan projects to implement together, while … More Rotary members gathered in Italy for the 12th Multi-Club Workshop

Open World Program makes an impact in Ukraine

By Wes Granger and Christopher DiRosa, Open World Program Participants In June 2017, with the help of the Rotary Club of Longmont in Colorado, USA, and in partnership with the non-profit, The Inclusion Collective, we along with three other community members from Colorado volunteered in Kiev, Ukraine, in specialized settings for children with disabilities. By … More Open World Program makes an impact in Ukraine

Promoting world peace through the Open World Program

By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer Rotarians from Parker, Colorado, recently participated in the Open World Program by hosting six delegates from Ukraine. Ukrainian visitors explored the Fire Department, EMT Management and Volunteerism hosting theme during their 8-day stay in Parker. Rotarian Alvaro Pizoni, a long-time supporter of the Open World Program, lead the … More Promoting world peace through the Open World Program

Global Grant provides an opportunity for empowerment

By George Poulakos, Member of the Rotary Club of Ventura, United States The only crossing between the South African country of Zambia and its neighbor Botswana is in Kazungula. The Zambesi River flows between the two countries, and all vehicles must be carried over on a pontoon. Commercial trucks wait in a queue for up … More Global Grant provides an opportunity for empowerment

Access to safe and clean water revitalizes a community

By Narayan Murarka, Suzanne Gibson, Mark Gibson, Mary Holcomb (Members of the Rotary Club of Barrington Breakfast), Jorge Aufranc (Rotary International Director), and Francisco Viau (Member of the Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur) The Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club from Illinois, United States, has been working with the Guatemala Sur Rotary Club in Guatemala City, Guatemala, … More Access to safe and clean water revitalizes a community