The vocational training team leads a session for social workers and psychologists. By Jennifer Scott, Rotary Club of Central Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia Mongolia, a country caught between two giants – China and Russia, is a long, long way from Australia and I never planned to travel there. However, like many Rotary projects,…

Rotary Foundation Trustee Dean Rohrs with a child during a National Immunization Day trip in northern Nigeria several years ago. By Dean Rohrs, Rotary Foundation Trustee and past RI vice president A few years back, I was taking part in a polio immunization field trip in northern Nigeria, vaccinating children against the disease. After a…

By Geoffrey Diesel and Kathy Doherty, co-founders of the Racial Equity Project The two of us met as Rotary Peace Fellows during the inaugural cohort of Peace Activators in North America. We made a commitment to provide training, education, and support to the Rotary family on the framework of Positive Peace. The initiative grew out…

Polio survivor Div Louw, of the Rotary Club of Benoni, South Africa, trains for an upcoming para sport triathlon event. By Div Louw, Rotary Club of Benoni, South Africa I was a typical, energetic four-year old in South Africa, running around our house with visions of my hero, long distance runner Jan Barnard, in my…

A young volunteer (in white) helps distribute supplies to Ukrainian refugees in Moldova. By Kim Dixon, Rotary Club of Raleigh Midtown, North Carolina, USA When I served in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia from 2014-2016, I engaged with the International Rotary Club of Tbilisi to support several service projects. As a Returned Peace…

People line up for cervical cancer screening and testing during a health day in Ikeja, Nigeria, organized by the Rotary Action Group for Family Health & AIDS prevention. Dr. Omolola Salako The pandemic did not just slow down the delivery of essential health services to vulnerable populations. In many cases, it completely cut it off.…

Phil and Joyce Ogden set out from Perth, Australia, on their ride across the Nullarbor Plain to raise money and awareness for Rotary’s polio eradication efforts. By Phil and Joyce Ogden, Rotary Club of South Launceston, Tasmania, Australia My wife Joyce and I enjoy tandem cycling. Two years ago, when I met somebody who had…

The Rotary Club of Marília Coroados, Brazil, teams up with the Lions Club of Nova Geração to pack meals for three charities in 2021. By Marcos Farto, president of the Rotary Club of Marília Coroados, Brazil As a member of Rotary for 11 years, I’ve seen how members put Service Above Self. Never has this…

An international student marks her home country on the map during a picnic organized by the Rotary Club of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. By Randy Bretz, Rotary Club of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA If you think there’s not much your local Rotary club can do to foster international relations, think again. I have some ideas for you…

Maricler Botelho, right, takes part in a program promoting Rotary in Brazil. Maricler says the support and acceptance she has found in Rotary has given her a sense of belonging and demonstrates the organization’s commitment to inclusion. By Maricler Botelho, a member of the Rotary Club of Marilia-Pioneiro, and assistant governor of District 4510 When…