International partnership helps establish maternity clinic in Uganda

By Larry Hutchings, member and past president of the Rotary Club of Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise, District 5160, California On 31 March I was at home in the San Francisco Bay Area, wishing I could be with my Rotary friends in Uganda. They were dedicating the new Pediatric wing of the Nsawo Village Maternity Clinic that … More International partnership helps establish maternity clinic in Uganda

Vocational Training Team (VTT) in Togo: a strong Rotary and human experience

By Lia Puggioni – Physician, Gynecologist, and Obstetrician, member of the Rotary Club Ogliastra, Italy It was Saturday, 30 March 2019. I was awaiting the arrival of my fellow travelers at Fiumicino International Airport in Italy and reflecting on this new Rotary adventure on which I was about to leave to reach the Momè Katihoe … More Vocational Training Team (VTT) in Togo: a strong Rotary and human experience

Supporting the resettlement of refugees

By Quentin Wodon, Chair of the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration According to the latest statistics from UNHCR, an estimated 84 million people have been forcibly displaced globally as of mid-2021. Within this group, 26.6 million are refugees and 4.4 million are seeking asylum. As the number of displaced individuals grows … More Supporting the resettlement of refugees

ShelterBox’s response in Yemen

By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Executive, ShelterBox ShelterBox and Rotary members have a mutual concern about the rising levels of global displacement and a shared passion to support those whose lives are torn apart by disaster and conflict. When war and conflict destroy homes and displace people, shelter is one of the essential building blocks … More ShelterBox’s response in Yemen

Peace Corps and Rotary in North Macedonia: Part of a beautiful global friendship

This story is republished with permission and originally appeared on peacecorps.gov. By Cal Mann My interest in international service began when a friend joined Peace Corps Tonga in 2002, but it wasn’t until 15 years later that I was able to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer myself. During those 15 years I worked, raised … More Peace Corps and Rotary in North Macedonia: Part of a beautiful global friendship

Join the 7th annual Colombia Project Fair

By Jaime Corredor, Project Fair Chairman As in-person events slowly return and gathering together becomes possible once again, the Colombia Project Fair accepted the challenge of planning a hybrid fair from 3-5 February in Paipa, Colombia. Join us virtually or in-person to enjoy Colombia’s natural beauty, have fun with local hosts, and participate in international … More Join the 7th annual Colombia Project Fair

Look outside the box: Tap into all your region’s expertise to develop a successful global grant

By Karen Parkhurst, member of the Victor-Farmington Rotary Club and District Resource Network, District 7120 (New York, United States) For the past four years, I’ve served as a global grant advisor in District 7120’s Resource Network (DRN). I’ve had the opportunity to not only mentor club members in my own district, but other clubs in … More Look outside the box: Tap into all your region’s expertise to develop a successful global grant

How shelter supports disease prevention

By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox Disease prevention and treatment is at the very heart of Rotary. As Rotary’s partner in disaster response, ShelterBox is proud to be providing emergency shelter and other essential items to help families stay safe from disease when they have been displaced from their homes. Shelter plays a vital … More How shelter supports disease prevention