WEEK OF MARCH 7:
- Liberian nurse fights for peaceA nurse fights for peaceIn a nation once wracked by civil war, Liberian Rotarian Elizabeth Sele Mulbah has spent much of her life leading efforts for peace and reconciliation.A past president (2011-12) of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, Mulbah has a remarkable
- Rotaract: 50 years of changing lives50 years ago, the first Rotaract club was formed to give young adults a place to connect and take action for good. Rotaract members from each decade share what the program was like and how it shaped their
- Rotary women celebrated for changing livesWorld Bank and Rotary International celebrate International Women’s
- Nowhere to turnAs thousands of refugees streamed into Berlin, they strained the health care system. Rotarian and physician Pia Skarabis-Querfeld spent the last three years building a network of volunteer doctors to help those in
In 2002, Rotary began its Peace Center Program. Each year 60 fellowships are awarded to outstanding students across the world to study peace and conflict resolution at one of 6 prestigious universities. This highly competitive fellowship is similar to being chosen as a Rhodes Scholar. Mahmoud Ahmad is a 2010 graduate of the Peace Center at Bradford University in England. Ahmad is also a refugee from Somalia and he has dedicated his life to helping other refugees. Currently he is working with the Norwegian Refugee Council as director of Education for Africa. According to Rotary International, more than 1 million people in the Horn of Africa have received humanitarian aid and job training through the Council. Ahmad, because of his training as a Rotary Peace Fellow, is making a difference in the lives of other refugees. For more information on the Peace Fellow Program go to the Rotary International’s website www.rotary.org.