Take action to save mothers and babies

By Rotary Service and Engagement An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented. Rotary members expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. … More Take action to save mothers and babies

Empowering women in Guatemala through microfinance

By Narayan Murarka, member of the Rotary Club Barrington Breakfast, USA; Francisco Viau and Oscar Diaz, Members of the Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur, Guatemala Sacatepéquez is a department in Guatemala with sixteen municipalities, Sumpango being one of them. A recent study showed the indigenous population in this region is higher than others and there … More Empowering women in Guatemala through microfinance

Taking a step towards change for students in Morocco

By Ali Hannaoui, Member of the Rotaract Club of Hippocrate, Morocco While recently hiking in a wonderful village located between Taroudant and Agadir, Morocco, young children walking to school with heavy footsteps reminded me of other regions and villages in my country. I never saw children going to school by bus or bikes, especially girls. … More Taking a step towards change for students in Morocco

How you can you use vocational skills to address literacy needs?

By Rotary Service and Engagement Today we join the global community in celebrating International Literacy Day: a day uniting governments, civil society organizations, communities, teachers and key stakeholders to highlight our achievements in basic education and literacy while looking ahead on ways to address remaining challenges. This year’s theme, Literacy and skills development, focuses on … More How you can you use vocational skills to address literacy needs?

Empowering women in Honduras 

By Vanessa Vegas, Regional Grants Officer at Rotary and Bonaventure Fandohan, Rotary’s Economic and Community Development Area of Focus Manager Throughout March, we celebrated women in many countries around the globe. It is a month when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It’s … More Empowering women in Honduras 

Global Grant provides an opportunity for empowerment

By George Poulakos, Member of the Rotary Club of Ventura, United States The only crossing between the South African country of Zambia and its neighbor Botswana is in Kazungula. The Zambesi River flows between the two countries, and all vehicles must be carried over on a pontoon. Commercial trucks wait in a queue for up … More Global Grant provides an opportunity for empowerment

Adding vocational service to our project

By Jerry Kallman, Past President of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA Rotary’s guiding principles were developed to provide Rotarians with a unifying common purpose and direction. The Avenues of Service have always served as a foundation for our relationships with other members and the type of action we take in the world. … More Adding vocational service to our project

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

How empowering entrepreneurs leads to long-term community development

By Lucy Davis, Rotary International staff “I’ve still got a lot to learn, but I’m closer to my goal than I’ve ever been. When you have somebody who’s willing to get behind you, somebody who believes in what you’re doing, there’s no reason not to succeed.”  – Levi Johnson, entrepreneur and LaunchDETROIT beneficiary Recently, I had … More How empowering entrepreneurs leads to long-term community development

Empower entrepreneurs in your community

By Past District Governor Matthew Kane, member of the Rotary Club of North Raleigh, North Carolina, USA In many communities in the United States and across the world, minorities and low-income entrepreneurs lack the training and resources necessary to be successful. While microloans have been popular and effective in developing countries to help grow local … More Empower entrepreneurs in your community