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

By Dickson Ntwigae, 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

Opening Opportunities for Peace through Intercountry Committees

By Cyril Noirtin, 2020-22 Chairman of the Intercountry Committee Executive Council and Chairman of the 2021 Intercountry Committee Preconvention It is my great pleasure to invite you to the 2021 Intercountry Committee Preconvention Conference: Opening Opportunities for Peace, taking place 10-11 June before the Virtual Rotary Convention. This two-day program, the first of its kind, … More Opening Opportunities for Peace through Intercountry Committees

How the Pandemic Has Affected Housing and the Fabric of Home

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff During the pandemic, it is no secret that parents have faced a uniquely difficult situation – running households, coordinating at-home childcare while working or leaving the workforce, becoming teachers, and the like. Further complicating a difficult situation, most of these roles have moved to the home and are frequently … More How the Pandemic Has Affected Housing and the Fabric of Home

In Nigeria, Rotary is Saving the Lives of Mothers and Children – Here’s How

By John Townsend, Chair RMCH and Prof. Emmanuel Lufadeju, RMCH Nigeria National Coordinator A young pregnant mother, Gift, is sitting alone in a rural community in Nigeria and is concerned about the rapid swelling in her feet and increasingly frequent headaches. She is worried that something may be wrong with her pregnancy and that the … More In Nigeria, Rotary is Saving the Lives of Mothers and Children – Here’s How

Earth Day 

By Service and Engagement Staff Today we celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day was started in 1970 and is held annually to demonstrate support for protection of the environment.   Rotarians and Rotaractors understand that the whole world is their backyard and this year’s Earth Day is especially meaningful. Starting in a few months on 1 July, 2021, the environment will officially be Rotary’s newest … More Earth Day 

Rotary supports child and maternal health 

By Service & Engagement Staff Maternal and child care is one of Rotary’s main causes. Rotary makes health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. It is estimated that close to 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health … More Rotary supports child and maternal health 

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Rotary Action Group

By Brian Hall, Chair of Operations, WASH Rotary Action Group A Rotarian in Melbourne, Australia needed to know how to remove excess cadmium from spring water in Indonesia. Another Rotarian in Zimbabwe needed information on treating water from a sewerage system for agricultural uses. A third Rotarian needed a review of a hydrogeological survey done … More Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Rotary Action Group

Ten years of conflict in Syria

By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox ShelterBox is Rotary’s partner in disaster response. The Syrian crisis has been the largest and most sustained response in ShelterBox’s history. Since we first responded to the crisis in December 2012, ShelterBox has supported over 400,000 people, providing them with essential aid ranging from tents to warm winter … More Ten years of conflict in Syria

Celebrate #WorldWaterDay

By Service and Engagement Staff It’s easy to take access to water for granted. Your access to water relies on pipes, tanks, treatment systems, and more to get water to your door. Many people lack access to clean water, putting them at risk of dehydration and disease. Every year, UN-Water coordinates the United Nations international … More Celebrate #WorldWaterDay