Planning impactful disease prevention and treatment projects

By Nyreese Castro MD, MPH, CPH, Area of Focus Manager-Disease Prevention & Treatment, Maternal and Child Health As we kick off Disease Prevention and Treatment month, I can’t help but take the time to reflect on the current state of fighting disease at Rotary and how our projects support The Rotary Foundation’s goals to prevent … More Planning impactful disease prevention and treatment projects

Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

By Veronica Jacob, Director of Innovation and Impact, Mediators Beyond Borders International During these unprecedented times, we are all experiencing moments of panic, fear, scarcity, and uncertainty, and conflict seems inevitable. But conflict is not inherently bad; it is simply an expression of our diversity – diverse needs, perspectives, and possibilities. Conflict is natural; violence … More Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

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?

Empower communities to fight the challenges of COVID-19

By Bonaventure Fandohan, Area of Focus Manager for Community Economic and Development COVID-19 is profoundly affecting the working class of the world, especially in developing countries. In addition to the threat to public health, the pandemic harms the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. While the ultimate outcome is still uncertain, the pandemic will result … More Empower communities to fight the challenges of COVID-19

Providing access to affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity

By Rotary Service and Engagement and Habitat for Humanity Staff More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea of everyone’s basic human right to adequate shelter by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. The special designation also serves as … More Providing access to affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity

Improving lives and fighting for social justice through Rotary Community Corps

By Alex Johnson, President of the Rotary Club of Plano West, Texas, USA Mose Stimpson was a slave transported to a small farm town in Texas called Plano. The master bought him to be his daughter’s playmate.  When she grew up and got married, she gave him his freedom. Years before Mr. Stimpson’s freedom, Andy … More Improving lives and fighting for social justice through Rotary Community Corps

Creating a lasting impact with Rotary Community Corps

By Binod Khaitan, member of the Rotary Club of Central Calcutta, India The Rotary Club of Central Calcutta was chartered in August 1985 and seven years later, we sponsored a Rotary Community Corps (RCC) in the village of Baghati in West Bengal. RCC members worked with our club to plan and carry out projects in … More Creating a lasting impact with Rotary Community Corps

The important role of water in the fight against COVID-19

By Ron Denham, Chair Emeritus of the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) and member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton, Canada Rotary International has long committed access to safe water and sanitation as one of our Areas of Focus. The reality is that the majority of healthcare facilities in developing countries do … More The important role of water in the fight against COVID-19

Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps

By Mehmet Yildiz, President of the Rotary Club of Bursa-Uludag, Turkey Aksu is a village 20 miles outside of Bursa, Turkey established in the 1300s. The village is small with a population of 216 men and 193 women. Most villagers earn their livelihood from fruit and vegetable farming. Over the years, many people moved out … More Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps

Collaborating with community leaders for greater impact

By Sarah Odongo, member of the Rotary Club of Port Bell, Uganda It all started when members of our Rotary Club of Port Bell from District 9211 visited Kirombe, a nearby low income suburb of Kampala City, Uganda in 2009 where we were introduced to local residents, mainly women, who had formed a group of … More Collaborating with community leaders for greater impact