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Update from New York
Hi Rotarians and friends: New York, Friday November 2, 2012. They say that if you get handed a lemon, then have a positive attitude and make lemonade. So that is what we have been doing the last couple of days here in New York, since some of our meetings have been either...
1422 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: News
The 2012 Calgary Microcredit Conference - An Event You Don't Want to Miss
While microcredit is fairly well established in the international realm, microcredit has spread to North American communities Canada and the USA. Why you might ask, would the wealthiest nations on earth require small loans and related financial services? That is but one question...
1469 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Microcredit
Nepal Greenhouse Pilot Project Progress Report 1
We kicked off the Nepal greenhouse pilot project in 2 areas, Khumbu and Humla, on 1 July.
Our partner in the Khumbu is GERES, an established French NGO who have been successfully building thermal mass greenhouses in Ladakh India for 15...
1515 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Social Development
Ripple Effect Program - ESPANA SCHOOL in El Asintal, Retaluleu, Guatemala!
The classroom construction is finished! Three new classrooms and washrooms (nearing completion) for the ESPANA School in El Asintal, Retalhuleu, Guatemala are being constructed in this community. The Rotary Clubs of Regina Eastview and Regina South are the lead clubs in this...
1517 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Education
Ripple Effect wins coveted selection as
Ripple Effect - Guatemala, District 5550's signature project has just been informed that it has been selected to be one of eight "service spot-light projects featured at the 2012-13 Zone 24/32 Institute." This year's Zone 24/32 Institute takes place in Vancouver BC and runs...
1518 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Education
Nepal Solar Passive Greenhouse Pilot Project
My name is Tom Wagner, a PhD Civil Engineer from Stanford University (1975), green building consultant, who designed and built a solar passive house in 1982 in Palo Alto, CA. I have been trekking in Nepal for the last four years and have grown very attached to this country, its...
1546 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Food
Rain Water Harvesting - D3170, India
Due to extreme pressure of life the water table is depleting every day and a lot of water which could otherwise be used gets dirty and becomes unusable when it comes into contact with drain water. In schools we see water being wasted when children drink directly from tap or fill their...
1566 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Water
Rotary Global Run4Water
Close access to clean water helps reduce poverty; it's as simple as that. Healthy adults and children are better able to work and can spend more time in school, instead of fetching water from far away. Our mission is to help needy people in the world have clean drinking water,...
1570 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Water
Rotary Books for the World - Update
Here is an update as of May 2012 of Rotary Books for the World. Books for the World ships textbooks, reference books, and library books which are discarded by schools, libraries, and individuals to Rotarian operated distribution facilities in selected developing countries. The...
1590 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Literacy
World Bank - Food Price Watch 2011
In August 2011 the World Bank released a report on the status of commodity food prices covering different global markets. It shows food prices 33% higher than 12 months prior and close to 2008 levels. Perhaps ironically, those food commodity prices have risen drastically more in...
1751 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Food
Rotarians take action on literacy
As of this year, a new Rotarian Action Group was formed to combat illiteracy around the world. While the RAG is new, the efforts within Rotary toward improving global literacy has been going strong for many years. For virtually the whole of Rotary's century of existence, clubs...
1754 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Literacy
Blanca Hilda School project - The Ripple Effect
Blanca Hilda School Inauguration - October 17, 2011
The inauguration at Blanca Hilda School began at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast at the school. The tables were set up under tarps as it was a rainy morning. Teachers, the Principal, 11 Rotarians & spouses from Rotary Club...
1774 days ago by RotaryGlobal, Category: Literacy
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