Articles in Category: Recent Programs
Too many people in developing countries are dying of many preventable diseases. Disease does not prevent itself. We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases. Rotary members have hundreds of health projects underway around the world at any given time. In our District several clubs are working on disease prevention projects here and abroad.
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, the Foundation taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into Rotary priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
The month of October, the Rotary focus is on Economic and Community Development. According to a Rotary publication, “nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day.”
Babies are born able to process language. In the early years, they become increasingly aware of the language we use and start to use it themselves. Reading, talking and singing with them helps to build their understanding of the language they’ll come to use themselves. Reading in particular helps them understand how text works and positions them to increase their language and literacy skills throughout their lives. This early phase, before children are conventional readers is called the Early Literacy Phase.