Rotarians believe peace does not just come from the absence of war. By supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
We Rotarians believe good access to health care is everyone’s right. Four hundred million people in the world don’t have access to basic health care. Our clubs fund temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks, public health emergencies and basic health care access.
Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. Rotary clubs build wells, public toilets, and educate people about sanitation.
Rotary supports vulnerable individuals so they can live longer and grow stronger.
Our 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.
Our members and our Foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs, provide training, and support community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
Rotary members are tackling environmental issues the way they always do, coming up with projects and using their connections to change policy and planning for the future.
Rotarians are on the ground and ready to take action to help communities recover when disasters strike. Working closely with our partner ShelterBox and other organizations that specialize in disaster relief, Rotary members lead projects to support every phase of a community’s recovery.