By Rotary Service and Engagement staff Now more than ever, access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene is critical to health of families around the world. That’s why Rotarians’ commitment to provide safe water, hygiene and sanitation products and facilities to all communities continues to grow. Founded in 2007, the mission of the WASH Rotary Action Group is to provide … More Learn from WASH experts: how to design & implement sustainable WASH projects?
By Ahmad Husseini, Past President of the Rotary Club of Tripoli-Maarad, Lebanon In 1999, some of my friends invited me to join the Rotaract Club of Tripoli. I spent three years in Rotaract serving as club secretary, club president and then going onto serve as Vice District 2452 Rotaract Representative for Lebanon. In 2000, I … More Addressing water and sanitation in Lebanon
By the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG) Water is one of the most essential parts of life and a basic human right. According to the United Nations, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping … More Splash into action, it’s World Water Day
By Narayan Murarka, Suzanne Gibson, Mark Gibson, Mary Holcomb (Members of the Rotary Club of Barrington Breakfast), Jorge Aufranc (Rotary International Director), and Francisco Viau (Member of the Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur) The Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club from Illinois, United States, has been working with the Guatemala Sur Rotary Club in Guatemala City, Guatemala, … More Access to safe and clean water revitalizes a community
By Peter Kasango, TRF Cadre of Technical Adviser and member of the Rotary Club of Bweyogerere-Namboole To develop a response to persistent water flooding in Butalejja District, Uganda, caused by overflowing of the Manafa River, my Rotary Club of Bweyogerere Namboole partnered with the Rotary Club of Bellingham in Washington, USA, on a global grant … More Providing safe water to thousands in Uganda
By Rotary Service and Engagement According to the United Nations, there are still 663 million people around the world that don’t have access to clean drinking water.* When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education … More 5 ways to improve water quality and access to water
By Jerry Kallman, Past President of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA When I first served as president of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood in 2008, I sought out an international service project to complement the several community service activities our club traditionally supported. During that year’s District Conference, I learned the Rotary … More A quest for international service led to my Rotary moment
By the Water and & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) Today, World Water Day, is a wonderful opportunity to take a look back at the goals Rotary members have achieved in the Wash, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. Founded in 2007, the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) strived to reach the Millennium Development … More Making a splash on World Water Day!
By PDG Chit Lijauco, District 3820; Member of the Presidential Conference on WASH organizing committee It’s interesting to watch how the same problem can manifest itself in different ways. Take water, for instance. As I visited different club projects when I was a district governor of District 3820, Philippines, I observed that water was a … More 2016 Presidential Conference on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene to help address WASH concerns
By PDG Sandy Forster, District 5810; Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group Board of Directors The young girl shyly holding my hand took me on a tour of her school – similar, yet strikingly different, from the schools I knew at home, half a world away. The students were eager to have a visitor and … More Get involved in WASH in Schools