Open World Program makes an impact in Ukraine

By Wes Granger and Christopher DiRosa, Open World Program Participants In June 2017, with the help of the Rotary Club of Longmont in Colorado, USA, and in partnership with the non-profit, The Inclusion Collective, we along with three other community members from Colorado volunteered in Kiev, Ukraine, in specialized settings for children with disabilities. By …

Mechanical cow brings needed nutrition to children in Guatemala

By Narayan Murarka, Suzanne Gibson, Mary Holcomb, and Mark Gibson, Members of the Rotary Club of Barrington Breakfast, Illinois, USA At 54%, Guatemala has the highest malnutrition index in children younger than 5 years of age and has the highest chronic malnutrition index in Latin America and the Caribbean. Malnutrition in children increases the risk …

East Africa’s first project fair

By Dale Knight, Member of the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati, California, USA Rotary project fairs are the best way for Rotarians to meet each other, develop long-term friendships and working relationships. During a fair, international visitors have the opportunity to learn about local projects while experiencing culture and fellowship. My first time attending a …

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 …

Rotarian yachting enthusiasts sail into service

By Sergio Santi, Past Chair of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians After chartering three fleets of International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR) in Africa, I discovered many Africans were drowning in lakes and seawaters. In Kenya, after tourism, fishing is the second economic resource. Thousands of fishermen and families live on the fishing industry. …