Bitten by a snake: the benefits of the West Africa Project Fair

By Andrews Ofosuhene, President-elect of the Rotary Club of Accra-East Prior to joining the Rotary Club of Accra-East, I had the privilege of working on a health screening exercise at a local health facility on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana. We were told a story of a young person who had been bitten by a … More Bitten by a snake: the benefits of the West Africa Project Fair

Take action to grow local economies

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Rotary members are passionate about finding sustainable solutions to ending poverty. The issue has become even more important because of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected poverty levels and advanced inequality in communities around the globe. During Community Economic Development Month, consider how you can address community needs and … More Take action to grow local economies

The interrelationship between ShelterBox’s work and the right to education

By Emma Howell, ShelterBox staff  Over the past 21 years, ShelterBox and Rotary International have worked together to support families with emergency shelter following disaster or conflict.   Disaster, conflict and lack of adequate housing significantly reduces a child’s access to education. Nearly 40 million children a year have their education interrupted by disasters, such as earthquakes and disease.1 And the number of child refugees fleeing conflict and extremism, violence or disaster has risen to over 13 … More The interrelationship between ShelterBox’s work and the right to education

Celebrate Rotary-Peace Corps Week

By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Join Partnering for Peace (PFP) 20-26 September for Rotary-Peace Corps Week! There are many ways to participate in this collaborative week-long virtual celebration, including a webinar series and opportunities to host your own event. For more ways to get involved, visit our previous post and the Partnering for Peace … More Celebrate Rotary-Peace Corps Week

Rotary-Peace Corps Week 20-26 September

By Kim Dixon, President of Partnering for Peace, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and member of Raleigh Midtown Rotary Club 20-26 September 2021 Partnering for Peace (PFP), with support of Rotary International and the U.S. Peace Corps, will host a collaborative week-long virtual celebration to highlight an evolving and ongoing partnership between the two organizations. Please … More Rotary-Peace Corps Week 20-26 September

World Humanitarian Day: shelter is an essential humanitarian need

By Serena Bailey, ShelterBox Philanthropy Assistant ShelterBox and Rotary International have been project partners since 2012.  This partnership is grounded in our shared humanitarian values and commitment to supporting communities when they lose their homes due to disaster. Rotary is well known for their work promoting peace, but where does ShelterBox fit into this? At … More World Humanitarian Day: shelter is an essential humanitarian need

New resources for WASH projects

By Rotary-USAID partnership team  World Water Week, the leading annual global event addressing the planet’s major water challenges, will take place virtually 23-27 August with the theme Building Resilience Faster. For Rotary members passionate about water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), this is a great opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the world’s leading thinkers, innovators and decision-makers about the present challenges … More New resources for WASH projects

Changing 2 Million Lives Together

By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox ShelterBox is Rotary’s partner in disaster response Thanks to the support of Rotary and Rotaract clubs around the world, ShelterBox has now supported more than 2 million people across 98 countries. Together, we have provided 2 million people with emergency shelter aid, essential items and training to help … More Changing 2 Million Lives Together

Building international bridges during a pandemic

By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer at Rotary International   The Open World Program has adapted and built a solid record of virtual programming events for Open World delegates of 2020 and Open World Alumni in light of these uneasy times. The pandemic has shut opportunities for travel and all in-person Open World programs have been suspended since March 2020. While virtual meetings do not replace in-person ones, they offer vital opportunities during these unchartered times.   … More Building international bridges during a pandemic