The 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, was covered by RadioRotary interviewers; this is the third report on some of what they found. A Rotarian from the Netherlands told RadioRotary about efforts of her organization to reduce human trafficking with education and empowerment of youth. Another NGO (non-governmental organization) called Medair works to provide quick relief and shelter in cases of disasters or civil conflict. A Rotarian physician from Johns Hopkins in Maryland is part of the Rotary Action Group (RAG) on Mental Health Initiatives, working primarily to reduce high suicide rates in Lithuania and India. A Rotarian from Zambia describes efforts to provide new professions for commercial sex workers; he was promoting the Rotarian shirts made by former sex workers who now operate sewing machines. And, closer to home, Rotarians from Media, Pennsylvania (Jeffrey Cadorette), and Millbrook, New York (Cindie Kish), tell about the polio eradication program known as “Drop to Zero” and the possible drop to ground level from the skies for six Rotarians, including Cindie and Jeffrey, if goals are met.
Just Ask (human trafficking prevention):http://justaskprevention.org/
Rotary Action Group on Mental Health Initiatives: https://ragonmentalhealth.org/
Rotary Shirts, Hats, and Aprons made by former sex workers: https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000006774/en-ca/files/homepage/the-kwenuha-women-s-association-rotary-shirt/Rotary-Livingstone-Catalogue.pdf
Rotary Zones 24-32: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50077
Global Polio Initiative
Human Trafficking (new category)
Mental Health (new category)
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