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
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 .
How does The Rotary Foundation use
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
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.
The Rotary Foundation´s expenditures
91% of funds are
spent directly on
The 6 Areas of Focus are as follows :
Providing Clean Water
Saving Mother & Children
Growing Local Economies
The Rotary Foundation & Our Area of Focus
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.
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
Traininig Help leaders learn how to
prevent and mediate conflict
In action Supports peacebuilding in
communities and regions affected by
“I wanted to do something to help
prevent war, rather than addressing its
Rotary Peace Fellow, University of Queensland, 2005-07
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
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.
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
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
More than 775 million people over the age of 15
are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult
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.
When you teach somebody how to
read, they have that for a lifetime. It
ripples through the community, one by
Rotary Club member
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
What Rotaractors can do :
Rotaractors can approach their sponsoring Rotary Club to do the
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
What Rotaractors can do :
Rotaractors can also involve RCC’s (Rotary Community Corps) for
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
Madu Bishnu, email@example.com
Ivis Peña Del Chiaro, firstname.lastname@example.org
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