Celebrate International Day of Peace – and support girl empowerment!

By Fergal McCarthy, Peace Programs Manager  To mark International Day of Peace on 21 September, we are focusing on girl empowerment one of RI President Shekhar Mehta’s presidential initiatives.   Equality is a fundamental human right, and a key element of many of the eight pillars of positive peace.  It’s a prerequisite for the creation of a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world.  Yet still today, girls and young women across the globe continue to endure inequities in all parts of … More Celebrate International Day of Peace – and support girl empowerment!

Participate in Rotary’s virtual Preconventions and Convention!

By: Rotary Service & Engagement staff Join 2020-21 RI President Holger Knaack at one of Rotary’s three virtual preconventions, taking place 10-11 June before the Virtual Rotary Convention.  Register today for the Virtual Preconventions and the Rotary Convention: Intercountry Committees: Opening Opportunities for Peace A key component of Rotary’s peacebuilding strategy, intercountry committees help clubs and districts … More Participate in Rotary’s virtual Preconventions and Convention!

Youth Lead Peace Conversations

By Scott Martin, Global Partnership Manager, Mediators Beyond Borders International with Suki Kalra, Partnership Storyteller, Mediators Beyond Borders International The mission of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI)  is to create a more peace “able” world by empowering community members, with an emphasis on  youth being central to that mission. MBBI maintains a sharp focus on … More Youth Lead Peace Conversations

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Suriname

By Amanda Sheombar It’s Saturday morning, the first day of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Suriname hosted in district 7030, and enthusiastic Rotary volunteers begin to arrive. All help is needed, since the facilitation and logistics of the three-day event fully relies on Rotary members. It’s my third consecutive year joining the Rotary Suriname team … More Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Suriname

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Oceania

By: Bec Fry and Ben MacNevin RYLA is a life-changing experience, with an incredible history in Oceania. The first RYLA took place in Queensland in 1959 and since then, tens of thousands of young leaders between the ages of 18 and 30 have participated in RYLA across Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Islands. … More Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Oceania

Celebrating 25 years of outstanding Rotaract service

By Erika Emerick Rotaract is a global movement of young leaders improving their communities, building relationships, and developing professional skills. For the past 25 years, Rotary International has asked Rotaract clubs around the world to nominate their top service projects to the Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards. The Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards is an opportunity for … More Celebrating 25 years of outstanding Rotaract service

Kids Helping Kids: Rotary Collaborates with an Orphanage to Feed Street Kids in Meru, Kenya

By Dickson Ntwiga, member of the TRF Cadre of Technical Advisers and Rotary Kenya Country Office Trustee In May 2020, when COVID-19 cases were on the rise in Kenya, we, the Rotary Club of Meru Rotarians, decided to reach out to the most vulnerable group in our community: street children in Meru County. At the … More Kids Helping Kids: Rotary Collaborates with an Orphanage to Feed Street Kids in Meru, Kenya

Interact Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier Philippines

Krista Ryanne O. Palabrica, Member of Interact Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier [Note from the editor: This letter was submitted to RI’s 2020 Interact Award and has been published with permission from the author.] I am not leader material. This was my immediate thought when our first ever Leadership Training Program – unofficially named … More Interact Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier Philippines

How can I cultivate Rotaract in my community?

By Johnny Archer, past president of the University of Oregon Rotaract Club and past District Rotaract Representative for District 5110 Over the last couple years, I have heard many Rotarians seeking to start up Rotaract in their communities or to connect with a club already in place.  I have been a Rotaractor for nearly six … More How can I cultivate Rotaract in my community?