Providing safe water to thousands in Uganda

By Peter Kasango, TRF Cadre of Technical Adviser and member of the Rotary Club of Bweyogerere-Namboole To develop a response to persistent water flooding in Butalejja District, Uganda, caused by overflowing of the Manafa River, my Rotary Club of Bweyogerere Namboole partnered with the Rotary Club of Bellingham in Washington, USA, on a global grant …

Creating jobs and promoting a cleaner environment in Brazil

By Susan Doxtator, Regional Grants Officer at Rotary and Bonaventure Fandohan, Rotary’s Economic and Community Development Area of Focus Manager Over the past 25 years, the number of workers living in extreme poverty has declined dramatically despite the lasting impact of the 2008 economic crisis and global recession. In developing countries, the middle class now …

5 ways to improve water quality and access to water

By Rotary Service and Engagement  According to the United Nations, there are still 663 million people around the world that don’t have access to clean drinking water.* When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education …

Promoting peace alongside Palestinian community leaders

By the Rotarian Action Group for Peace In January, the Rotarian Action Group for Peace’s (RAGFP) Executive Director, Reem Ghunaim, journeyed from the RAGFP headquarters in Portland, Oregon, to conduct a peace tour in her home country of Palestine. Reem is a Rotary Peace Fellow from the Duke-UNC Peace Center in North Carolina, USA. As …

Attend the 12th Multi-Club Workshop in Matera, Italy

By Leonardo de Angelis, Member of Rotary Club Ravenna, Italy and Coordinator of the Multi-Club Workshop In 2007, the Rotary clubs of Ravenna in Italy and Stockholm Strand in Sweden decided to meet in Stockholm with other clubs to plan projects they could implement together while promoting fellowship and experiencing a new culture. They called …

Building Peace through Environmental Sustainability in Vancouver

By Rotary Service Staff We’re bringing you a sneak peek inside the Environmental Sustainability Peacebuilding Conference, hosted in Vancouver, Canada on 10 February, 2018 . There’s still time to register for the remaining Presidential Peacebuilding Conferences: 24 February – Disease Prevention and Treatment and Peace, Coventry, England, United Kingdom 17 March – Economic and Community Development and …

4 ways to celebrate Rotaract’s 50th birthday and World Rotaract Week

By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff Rotaract’s 50th birthday is 13 March! We’re celebrating 50 years of taking action, leading communities, and changing the world throughout World Rotaract Week, 12-18 March. Want to be a part of the celebration? Not sure where to start? Here are four ways you can take action and …

Global grant partnership started with a project fair visit

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Program staff In 2015, Pieter Koeleman from the Rotary Club of Campbell River in Canada traveled to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for the annual West Africa Project Fair. Throughout the week-long event, Pieter was immersed in local culture, visited and participated in Rotarian-led service projects, learned about local priorities and gathered information …