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Improving sanitation in a school in Ghana

Vera Allotey demonstrates hand washing to school children in Denkyira, Ghana. Editor Note: Rotary International partners with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support lasting, positive change in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This is part of a series of occasional blog posts from local Rotary members describing their visits to project […]


Rotary’s impact on clean water in Ghana

Vera Allotey demonstrates hand washing to school children in Denkyira, Ghana. Editor Note: Rotary International partners with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support lasting, positive change in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). This is part of a series of occasional blog posts from local Rotary members describing their visits to project […]


Fighting poverty, one tiny house at a time

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Editor’s note: World Homeless Day, 10 October, is an opportunity to educate people about homelessness and raise awareness in your community. By John Matthews, Rotary International Vice President 2018-19 and member of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island, Washington, USA Spending the night under the stars sounds romantic. But for hundreds […]


Fighting povery, one tiny house at a time

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Editor’s note: World Homeless Day, 10 October, is an opportunity to educate people about homelessness and raise awareness in your community. By John Matthews, Rotary International Vice President 2018-19 and member of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island, Washington, USA Spending the night under the stars sounds romantic. But for hundreds […]


The right to a better life

LA 72 held this commemoration of the mass murder of 72 migrants by the Los Zetas drug cartel in San Fernando, Mexico, in 2010. Photo courtesy Giorgio Algeri By Giorgio Algeri, 2010-11 Rotary Peace Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia On a late evening in August, a family of eight migrant persons from Honduras arrived at […]


Get your professional development in Rotaract

Peer workshops allow Rotaract members to learn skills from each other over coffee and doughnuts. By Katherine Kirkpatrick-Wahl, Rotaract Club of Toronto, Canada We are our own greatest networking asset. I realized that early on when I assumed the role of professional development director for my Rotaract club. It amazed me every time I spoke […]


Everybody deserves a choice

Editor’s Note: This summer, Rotary International hosted two fellows from the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program, who worked with our Rotary Peace Centers and Global Communications staff. Veracruz Ebong, a corporate finance professional and civic leader from Equatorial Guinea, wrote the following account of her experience. Veracruz Ebong By Veracruz Ebong Had […]


How does it look when I walk?

Francine Falk-Allen By Francine Falk-Allen As a polio survivor (age three, left with partial paralysis of one leg which did not grow as much as the other leg), all of my life I have had moments when I turned to see a child trying to imitate my walk. It was always disconcerting, and of late, […]


Satellite club gets back to Rotary’s roots

Members of the Leeds Phoenix satellite club present their first charity check in dramatic fashion. By Tony Scaife, Rotary Club of Aireborough, West Yorkshire, England For the last few months, I’ve been helping exuberant members of the Leeds Phoenix Satellite Rotary Club get established. I’ve been on a wonderful voyage watching as a new network […]