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?

Together, We Read: LITRAG and Save the Children partner to support our youngest learners

By Carolyn Johnson, Chair of the Literacy Rotary Action Group One of my best memories as a young mom is reading books with my son when he was a newborn and as he grew through being a toddler, little boy, and into to his early school years. Together, through books, we visited so many places … More Together, We Read: LITRAG and Save the Children partner to support our youngest learners

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

Increase your humanitarian impact and reach through Rotary Action Groups

By Celia Giay, Past RI Vice President; Chair, 2019-20 Networking and Service Groups Committee Through subject-matter expertise, resources, and connections they provide to clubs and districts, Rotary Action Groups increase Rotary’s service impact and reach around the world. Action Groups also offer members and participants opportunities to get involved in service beyond their local community, … More Increase your humanitarian impact and reach through Rotary Action Groups

Ending Modern Day Slavery, Engaging our Rising Rotarians

By Dave McCleary, Rotary Action Group Against Slavery Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Roswell, USA Muniyra Thompson grew up in a dysfunctional family. She never had an understanding of what a healthy relationship looked like. Growing up, Muniyra’s mother was very sick so she took on the responsibility of being her mother’s … More Ending Modern Day Slavery, Engaging our Rising Rotarians