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Running water is something we often take for granted. But imagine if you did not have access to clean water at the turning of a tap. That is the reality for 1 in 10 people worldwide.
Now imagine if you did not have access to an adequate toilet. That is the reality for 1 in 3 people worldwide.
Rotary is committed to a sustainable approach to sanitation and hygiene. We don’t just build wells or toilets and walk away.
Our projects educate communities to maintain functioning water systems and understand the importance of proper sanitation and hygiene practices.
When children understand the process of disease transmission and good hygiene, schools and homes become healthier environments, meaning communities can develop and grow.
When a mother does not have to walk for hours every single day to collect water, she has the opportunity to earn an income for her family.
That is the power of water.
Charities’ chief calls for the Government to help the volunteer sector
Charities are set to lose over £4 billion over the next three months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Karl Wilding, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and who had been due to speak at Rotary’s Volunteer Expo, has told a Government select committee of his frustration that Whitehall does not understand what the charity sector does.
Conference may be cancelled, but a Rotarian’s work is never done!
The coronavirus crisis prompted a number of Rotary Districts to cancel their annual conferences – before the ban on mass public gatherings. Rotarians from District 1100 made the most of their time in Weymouth, despite their yearly gathering being cancelled.