Balikbayan Boxes arrive in Philippines

Several big boxes of medical supplies, childrenʻs clothing, books and toys collected by the Rotary Club of Volcano have reached their destination in the Philippines.  The oversized Balikbayan Boxes arrived at a municipal medical clinic in the town of Salvacion in July, all in good condition.   All the supplies in the boxes were donated by people in Volcano  and nearby areas and packed by Rotary Club members, then shipped to the Philippines.   “It feels like Christmas in July,” said one of the recipients.  A big shout out and thank you to all the community members who helped the Rotary Club of Volcano make this possible.  
Balikbayan Boxes arrive in Philippines 2022-08-30 10:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0