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The Rotary Foundation & Our Areas of Focus


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Discuss opportunities Rotaractors have within The Rotary Foundation and Rotary's Areas of Focus.

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The Rotary Foundation & Our Areas of Focus

  1. 1. The Rotary Foundation & Our Areas of Focus Presenters: Madu Bishnu, International Serv Chair, E Club of Melbourne, RID 9800, Australia Ivis Peña Del Chiaro, Rotaract Director District 4271, Secretary Barranquilla Oriente Rotary Club, Colombia Date : June 8, 2017
  2. 2. The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world The Rotary Foundation  During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects .
  3. 3. How does The Rotary Foundation use donations? Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.
  4. 4. What impact can one donation have? It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.
  5. 5. The Rotary Foundation´s expenditures (in millions) 91% of funds are spent directly on programs
  6. 6. The 6 Areas of Focus are as follows : Promoting Peace Fighting Disease Providing Clean Water Saving Mother & Children Supporting Education Growing Local Economies The Rotary Foundation & Our Area of Focus
  7. 7. Promoting Peace Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. Half of those killed in conflict are children, and 90 percent are civilians. Rotary refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.
  8. 8. Promoting Peace Through Rotary service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, Rotary members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources. Rebuild  Help refugees integrate and find jobs Traininig  Help leaders learn how to prevent and mediate conflict In action  Supports peacebuilding in communities and regions affected by conflict
  9. 9. “I wanted to do something to help prevent war, rather than addressing its consequences”. Robert Opira Rotary Peace Fellow, University of Queensland, 2005-07 .
  10. 10. Figthing Disease Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care. Rotary believes good health care is everyone’s right Alzheimer´s Malaria Polio
  11. 11. Providing clean water Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. Rotary don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.
  12. 12. Providing clean water
  13. 13. Providing clean water
  14. 14. Saving mother and children Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. KEEPING CHILDREN ALIVE DURING THEIR FIRST YEAR SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS CLEAN BIRTH
  15. 15. If mothers are empowered and healthy, so are their families, leading to an alleviation of poverty and hunger.” Robert Zinser, co-founder of the Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development and retired president for Asia at chemical giant BASF .
  16. 16. Supporting Education More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. Rotary´s goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
  17. 17. When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime. It ripples through the community, one by one”. Mark Wilson Rotary Club member .
  18. 18. Growing local economies Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty. Rotary members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities. We provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.
  19. 19. Growing local economies
  20. 20. What Rotaractors can do : Rotaractors can approach their sponsoring Rotary Club to do the projects jointly Rotaractors can approach local leading companies to work jointly for the projects Rotaractors can raise funds on their own and help in the projects Rotaractors can involve themselves in Global Grant projects as Partners-in-Service
  21. 21. What Rotaractors can do : Rotaractors can also involve RCC’s (Rotary Community Corps) for the projects. Rotaractors can do GG projects on Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Water, Saving Mother’s & Children, Supporting Education and Growing Local Economies. These projects Rotaractors can also do on their own. Regarding Promoting Peace, Rotaractors would sure need help of Rotarians
  22. 22. Questions? Madu Bishnu, Ivis Peña Del Chiaro,
  23. 23. This presentation and others from throughout the convention are available through the convention mobile app and on SlideShare at
  24. 24. Rate this session in the Rotary Events app, available in your Apple or Android app store.