The history of Rotary District 9102 cannot be told without first tracing the origins of Rotary in Africa. Rotary having been introduced to the world spread like wildfire from the first Rotary Club in Chicago to Canada to Dublin, Belfast and London to Latin America to India to other parts of Europe and then to Asia after the First World War. Australia and New Zealand were next before Rotary reached Africa in 1921, sixteen (16) years after Paul Harris had founded the first club in Chicago, USA on 23rd February 1905. The first club to be chartered in Africa was the Rotary Club of Johannesburg in April 1921.
We 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.
Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us.
When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented.
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.
Rotary members train people to become resources for their community, offering networking activities, advice on new business development, and mathematics and financial management training.
The amount The Rotary Foundation has spent to grow local economies and reduce poverty last year
More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years.