Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Partner to Train Community Mediators

By Lina Stahl, Mediators Beyond Borders International In 2019, a small group of visionaries from four Rotary districts in Zone 22, Southern Africa, approached service partner Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) to build social cohesion throughout the region by training a cohort of 100 community mediators to celebrate the Rotary’s Centennial on the African continent. … More Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Partner to Train Community Mediators

Recognizing the equity gap: informal settlements are being left behind

By Anne Myers, Senior Director, Advocacy Campaigns, Habitat for Humanity International More than thirty-five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. This World Habitat Day, we … More Recognizing the equity gap: informal settlements are being left behind

2022 Rotary-Peace Corps Week: Peacebuilding on the Ground 

By Partnering for Peace, a group of Rotary members and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers  The service partnership between Rotary International and The Peace Corps is the focus of the second annual Rotary-Peace Corps Week taking place 19-23 September 2022. Partnering for Peace (PFP), a group of Rotary members and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, is hosting … More 2022 Rotary-Peace Corps Week: Peacebuilding on the Ground 

Rotary clubs and Habitat for Humanity Brazil partner for access to water 

By Carrie Golden, Rotary Service & Engagement  Earlier this year, Rotary members from Caruaru Sul in Pernambuco, Brazil, and Johnson City, Tennessee, United States, received a global grant for a humanitarian project, “Water for Lives,” which they are undertaking in cooperation with Rotary’s service partner Habitat for Humanity International’s Brazil Office (Habitat Brazil). The project … More Rotary clubs and Habitat for Humanity Brazil partner for access to water 

ShelterBox’s response in Yemen

By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Executive, ShelterBox ShelterBox and Rotary members have a mutual concern about the rising levels of global displacement and a shared passion to support those whose lives are torn apart by disaster and conflict. When war and conflict destroy homes and displace people, shelter is one of the essential building blocks … More ShelterBox’s response in Yemen

Peace Corps and Rotary in North Macedonia: Part of a beautiful global friendship

This story is republished with permission and originally appeared on peacecorps.gov. By Cal Mann My interest in international service began when a friend joined Peace Corps Tonga in 2002, but it wasn’t until 15 years later that I was able to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer myself. During those 15 years I worked, raised … More Peace Corps and Rotary in North Macedonia: Part of a beautiful global friendship

How shelter supports disease prevention

By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox Disease prevention and treatment is at the very heart of Rotary. As Rotary’s partner in disaster response, ShelterBox is proud to be providing emergency shelter and other essential items to help families stay safe from disease when they have been displaced from their homes. Shelter plays a vital … More How shelter supports disease prevention

Support women empowerment by partnering with Ashoka

By Geneva Gleason, Global Coordinator, Women’s Initiative for Social Entrepreneurship at Ashoka 2020-21 Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta is asking Rotary members to empower girls by prioritizing projects that improve the health, well-being, education, and economic security of girls in their communities and around the world. By partnering with Ashoka, Rotary members gain access to … More Support women empowerment by partnering with Ashoka

Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, and Rotary join to celebrate community

Celebrate Community 2021, a joint initiative of Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International, launched 10-16 October. During this first celebratory week, our organizations asked their clubs to work together on projects to improve and benefit local communities. … More Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, and Rotary join to celebrate community

Increase your impact during Rotary Foundation month

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff The Rotary Foundation enables Rotary members to carry out projects that make a difference locally and around the world. It makes projects, funded with Foundation grants, possible which brings sustainable improvement to communities in need. During Rotary year 2020-21, a year that communities needed our help more than ever, … More Increase your impact during Rotary Foundation month