Enhancing lives through vocational service

By Sanjiv Mirchandani, member of the Rotary Club of Panaji, India Vocational Service is an extremely important Avenue of Service through which every Rotarian can truly Make A Difference. I joined Rotary because I wanted to be able to reach people in underprivileged communities. India has a very large population and literacy levels are still … More Enhancing lives through vocational service

5 ways to inspire through vocational service

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Vocational Service calls on us to empower others by using our unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others discover new professional opportunities and interests. January is Rotary’s Vocational Service Month, a great time to leverage vocational service in your club projects and activities. Here are … More 5 ways to inspire through vocational service

Bridging the generation gap through mentorship

By Paul Taylor, Writer, Researcher, Speaker and Senior Fellow at Encore.org In a rapidly evolving society, many communities are experiencing a generation gap between older and younger residents. Oakland, California in the United States is one such place. Bridging the distance between the older citizens of Oakland and the younger communities they serve is a … More Bridging the generation gap through mentorship

Access to technology prepares students for innovative careers

By Andrea Paolo Rossi and Oliviero Zondini, Rotary Club of Cesena in Italy and global grant project leads Our Rotary Club of Cesena is big with more than 100 members who represent the rich culture and strengths of our region. The local economy in Cesena is centered around agriculture and the manufacturing industry, in particular … More Access to technology prepares students for innovative careers

Take collaborative strategic action to lower maternal deaths

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement staff In honor of Maternal and Child Health Month, Past District Governor Dr. Himansu Basu, a Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisors for Maternal and Child Health, shares about his team’s work to save the lives of mothers and babies in partnership with Rotarians, other professional volunteers, and … More Take collaborative strategic action to lower maternal deaths

Empowering women today, and every day

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement staff  Today, International Women’s Day, is a time to celebrate the progress that’s been made in gender equality and women’s empowerment, and to call for continued action. The Sustainable Development Goals number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive and … More Empowering women today, and every day

Creating greater good in partnership with innovative change makers

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Service and Engagement staff Noran Sanford, a licensed social worker, a man of faith, and a vested community member, is empowering a rural U.S. community to utilize overlooked resources and pioneer change from within. In 2000, Noran moved back to his hometown in rural North Carolina, USA, where he was stunned … More Creating greater good in partnership with innovative change makers

Empower others with your expertise

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff As part of Rotary’s guiding principles and the Avenues of Service, Vocational Service calls on Rotary members to empower others by using their unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others discover new vocational opportunities and interests. January is Rotary’s Vocational Service Month, a … More Empower others with your expertise