WEEK OF MARCH 7:
- Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to speak at Rotary conventionCanada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to speak at Rotary
- Hundreds attend peace summitPeacebuilding Summit highlights the many Rotary programs that are helping to build a more peaceful
- Toronto convention photo gallery2018 International ConventionPhoto
- Rotary helps alleviate refugee crisisRotary works to alleviate refugee crisis Rotary members have changed the lives of thousands of
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.