01} What is Rotary Mainly About?
  • The ultimate part of the Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the advancement of… International understanding, goodwill and peace
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{02} What is the Rotary Foundation’s First Area of Focus?
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
  • The Environment
{03} How Does Rotary Promote Peace?
  • Apart from Global Humanitarian work, Rotary has set up “Peace Centres” to train people to be “Peace Makers”
{04} Where are The Peace Centres?
  • Peace Centres are set up at Universities in:
  • USA (Duke Uni. & Uni. of Nth Carolina)
  • Japan (International Christian Uni – Tokyo)
  • England (Uni. Of Bradford)
  • Sweden (Uppsala Uni.)
  • Thailand (Chulalongkorn Uni. Bangkok)
  • Australia (Uni. of Queensland)
{05} How Do They Work?
  • Each year, Rotary International selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of their peace centres.
  • These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
  • Programs last 15 to 24 months
{06} What Happens to the Graduates?
  • Graduates become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution in their communities and around the globe. They…
  • are reintegrating refugees in Sudan
  • are creating jobs for disadvantaged women in India
  • are supporting reconstruction in devastated regions of the world
{07} Where do they work?
  • NGO’s
  • Government Agencies
  • Teaching & Research
  • United Nations
  • Law & Law Enforcement
  • Journalism
  • World Bank
{08} What has been achieved?
  • In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centres have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building
{09} D9780 Peace Scholar?
  • Lucinda Garrido became District 9780’s first Rotary Peace Fellow and commenced her studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina in February 2011.
  • She later transferred to the University of Queensland where she completed her Masters in International Studies (Peace & Conflict Resolution), graduating in June 2013.
  • We have since had a number of young people in our Rotary district apply to be peace scholars including a young woman who applied this year
{10} What we can do?
  • We can donate to Peace Centres as individuals
  • Our Club can donate money raised from a fund raiser
  • We can invite those who apply to be Australian Peace scholars to speak to us
  • We can make others aware of these facts