Supriya Mandal, 14, in class at PACE Universal, a school for girls in Piyali Junction, outside of Kolkata, India, that is funded in part by Rotary clubs and The Rotary Foundation. It was founded by Rotarian Deepa Biswas Willingham both to educate girls and to protect them from slavery, trafficking, and early childhood marriage in a community where these are common dangers for girls. It includes a guarded home where girls who need it can live.
Presidential Initiatives
Equality is a fundamental human right, and it's necessary for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Still, girls and women worldwide face inequities in areas including health and education and experience significant violence and disproportionate poverty. Rotary encourages clubs and districts to prioritize projects that improve the health, well-being, education, and economic security of girls in their communities and around the world. Take on a club-based initiative, a district grant, or a global grant that engages members of your community in a project that will protect and empower girls and increase equity by ensuring their access to resources that will improve their lives.
Host a Rotary Day of Service: a meaningful day of hands-on service activities where Rotary members and the community come together to improve their community.
Review Mehta’s curated list of United Nations observances to help your club conduct service activities around global themes. After your event, share about it by posting to the Days of Service campaign on Rotary Showcase.
Plan to attend a Presidential Conference. The 2021-22 presidential conference series will highlight the humanitarian work that Rotary clubs and districts pioneer locally and support globally.