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Posted on 05/21/2015 11:15 am
Your votes are in. With 585 votes, the video from the Rotary Club of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is this year’s most popular Share Your Story membership video. The three-minute clip shows how club members from Atlanta worked with clubs in Honduras to improve the lives of children in a small Honduran village.
These clubs made the top four Rotary Choice videos:
Rotary Club of Petion-Ville, Haiti
Rotary Club of Panaji Mid-Town, Goa, India
Rotary Club of Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Rotary Club of Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
Thanks to all who participated and voted.
Posted on 05/19/2015 11:30 am
For Nigerian philanthropist Michael Olawale-Cole, understanding Rotary's positive influence in the world requires imagining the world without Rotary.
"How many millions of people's lives would not have been affected by Rotary's good work?" says Olawale-Cole, who joined Rotary as a member of the Rotary Club of Isolo, Lagos State, in 1980. "If Rotary did not take on the challenge of eradicating polio, how many more millions of children around the world would have died or been crippled by this disease? Who could have done that if not Rotary?"
Imagining what the world would be like without Rotary...
Posted on 05/15/2015 02:15 pm
According to a 2012 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, Ghana has made great strides in providing its people with clean drinking water. But access to better sanitation has lagged.
Only about 14 percent of Ghanaians have access to improved facilities, compared with the 54 percent target set for 2015 by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Addressing the issue isn't simple, as pit latrines need emptying, toilets need maintenance, and promoting hygiene requires education.
The H2O Collaboration, a partnership between Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International...