The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. It is supported by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation and generous donations from the general public who share its vision of a better world. The work of the Foundation is far reaching and covers both humanitarian and educational programmes
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. It has become one of the foremost non-governmental foundations with the educational support programme being the largest private scholarship endowment in the world
November is Foundation Month and the Club, in recognition of that, were pleased to welcome Yuichi Ishida, an Ambassadorial Scholar from Japan, who is studying for his Masters degree in Development and Education at the University of East Anglia with a view to putting his learning into practice in the developing countries of Africa
Past President Adrian Parker, standing in for President Graham, with Yuichi and the members of the Foundation Committee
Through the Foundation, Rotary is dedicated to eradicating Polio throughout the world and since the programme started in 1985 tremendous strides have been made and it is now only endemic in four remaining countries. Rotarian volunteers world-wide have been involved in inoculating millions upon millions of children to further our aim of complete eradication of this dreadful disease.