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Preparing for the Future
344_508216169_3.jpg"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment," said Buddha. This is a call for action, for service, in my opinion. But for the Rotarians to undertake projects that can change the lives of people, seeing the future is important....2433 days ago by RAGM, Category: Service Projects
Child Haven Orphanage & School Upgrade program, Kathmandu, Nepal
321_605994489_3.jpgIn Arubari, Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal - Child Haven International aims to provide better quality facilities at Child Haven and thus improving the quality of life for day to day activities at the home. These two expected outcomes are part of a larger program of upgrades. Funding...2540 days ago by Editor, Category: Service Projects
Saving and Skill Development to Improve Livelihoods and Outcomes in Microcredit Projects
310_152435461_3.jpgAimed to benefit 40 women in each of three new communities in the southern Katmandu valley of Nepal, this project is designed to strengthen microcredit activities supported by CORE (http://www.core-international.org/). It will offer training in producing organic vegetables...2559 days ago by Editor, Category: Service Projects
Dying Without Having Lived
138_662852128_3.jpgGerman journalist Thomas Kruchem traveled to Nigeria — following the fate of women, who as young mothers experience horrific trauma or die, because there is no maternal health care for them. With a large-scale health care project for young mothers Rotarians help to improve the...3045 days ago by Lori, Category: Service Projects
Rotarians excel at international service
117_659407032_3.jpgThe time and energy High River Rotarians devote to international service appears to be endless. Wally Gardiner kicked off the 2011 efforts by attending a project fair in Oaxaca, Mexico in January. Rotarians from southern mexico and people from nongovernmental organizations...3112 days ago by Steve, Category: Service Projects
Rotary helps with ShelterBox
107_829464541_3.jpgBy Jeanne Towar Columnist From the devastation of Haiti to cocktails with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Bill Decker has had quite a year. Decker spoke about his adventures as board chairman and response team member for ShelterBox USA at the Birmingham Rotary Club's Nov. 29...3220 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Service Projects
ShelterBox and Rotary International
103_186289628_3.jpgShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide. Each box supplies families with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contents are tailored...3277 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Service Projects
Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education
93_174611568_3.jpgEducation scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw...3299 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Service Projects
Excerpt from 'Malawi,A Reflection', by Marie Abbott
92_772728972_3.jpgI visit the school site and construction is happening everywhere around me. The red of the bricks contrasts against the trees and sky, this is really happening! Even though there are so many problems here, there are positive changes: individual people are making choices for the better a...3299 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Service Projects
Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums
94_742658985_3.jpgCharles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to...3299 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Service Projects
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