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This is Rotary


Rotary Programs For Youth and Young Adults


Rotary's Push To End Polio Now


Rerooted - Helping to Build Central America


Our Areas of Focus 

Peace and conflict prevention/resolution 

The Rotary Foundation promotes the practice of peace and conflict prevention/resolution by 

  • Strengthening local peace efforts 

  • Training local leaders to prevent and mediate conflict 

  • Supporting long-term peace building in areas affected by conflict 

  • Assisting vulnerable populations affected by conflict, particularly children and youth 

  • Supporting studies related to peace and conflict resolution 

Disease prevention and treatment 

The Rotary Foundation reduces the causes and effects of disease by 

  • Improving the capacity of local health care professionals 

  • Combating the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other major diseases 

  • Enhancing the health infrastructure of local communities 

  • Educating and mobilizing communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases 

  • Supporting studies related to disease prevention and treatment 

Water and sanitation 

The Rotary Foundation ensures that people have sustainable access to water and sanitation by 

  • Increasing equitable community access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation 

  • Strengthening the ability of communities to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems 

  • Educating communities about safe water, sanitation, and hygiene 

  • Supporting studies related to water and sanitation 

Maternal and child health 

The Rotary Foundation improves the lives of mothers and their children by 

  • Reducing the mortality rate for children under the age of five 

  • Reducing the maternal mortality rate 

  • Improving access to essential medical services and trained health care providers for mothers and their children 

  • Supporting studies related to maternal and child health 

Basic education and literacy 

The Rotary Foundation promotes education and literacy for all by 

  • Ensuring that children have access to quality basic education 

  • Reducing gender disparity in education 

  • Increasing adult literacy 

  • Strengthening the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy 

  • Supporting studies related to basic education and literacy 

Economic and community development 

The Rotary Foundation invests in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvement in their lives and communities by 

  • Strengthening the development of local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities 

  • Developing opportunities for decent and productive work, particularly for youth 

  • Building the capacity of local organizations and community networks to support economic development 

  • Supporting studies related to economic and community development 


The Four Way Test 

 ...of the things we think, say or do 


     Is it the TRUTH? 


     Is it FAIR to all concerned?  


     Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 


     Will if be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?