Evoking emotions through visual storytelling

By Sneha Saloni and the Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention “If you do not understand someone’s story, how would you understand someone’s pain?” Jurgen Marx (Badenhorst), a photographer from Pretoria, South Africa, has been chronicling people’s emotions during Rotary member-led public health programs to create a conversation about the importance of … More Evoking emotions through visual storytelling

Committing to health advancements amidst a global pandemic

By Rotary Service & Engagement staff Since it was first declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 by the World Health Organization, the United Nations reports the novel coronavirus outbreak has halted or reversed progress in health around the world. 90% of countries are still reporting one or more disruptions to essential health services and … More Committing to health advancements amidst a global pandemic

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

Supporting frontline workers in the Philippines

By Flordeliza Castro Ampatuan, District 3820 Community Service Chair and Assistant Regional Public Image Coordinator for Zone 10B, Philippines To help slow the spread of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Metro Manila area and Luzon archipelago, the Philippine government enforced a community quarantine on 16 March, 2020. The exact numbers of healthcare workers, particularly doctors … More Supporting frontline workers in the Philippines

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

Sprinting into action

By Lutz Bachmann, president of the International Marathon Fellowship of Rotarians (IMFR) and member of The Rotary E-Club of London Centenary On 17 November, 2018, my alarm clock went off at 05:30 reminding me it’s race day! I quickly got up, ate my pre-packed breakfast and changed into my running gear to meet my friends … More Sprinting into action

Rotary’s commitment to creating a healthier world

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff  Rotary members are committed to fighting and preventing diseases. In fact, 15 of our 26 Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) are focused on disease prevention and treatment. Rotarian Action Groups help Rotary clubs and districts plan and carry out community development and humanitarian service projects. Here are a few examples … More Rotary’s commitment to creating a healthier world