WEEK OF MARCH 7:
- Rassin's 2018 presidential theme2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin wants Rotary members to Be the
- Rotary praises unsung heroes on World Polio DayRotary and the Gates Foundation host fifth annual World Polio Day to highlight progress in the fight to eradicate the
- The power of a garden
- Rotary helps disaster victimsRotary helps disaster victimsThe Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather and
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.