The Rotary Foundation
Rotary Dublin Viking
About The Rotary Foundation: Global mission and our Club activities
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. The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$117.9 million contributed in 2004-05. Its event-filled history is a story of Rotarians learning the value of service to humanity.
The Foundation's Humanitarian Programs fund international Rotary club and district projects to improve the quality of life, providing health care, clean water, food, education, and other essential needs primarily in the developing world. One of the major Humanitarian Programs is PolioPlus, which seeks to eradicate the poliovirus worldwide.
Through its Educational Programs, the Foundation provides funding for some 1,200 students to study abroad each year. Grants are also awarded to university teachers to teach in developing countries and for exchanges of business and professional people. Former participants in the Foundation's programs have the opportunity to continue their affiliation with Rotary as Foundation Alumni.
Our club activities:
1.) With regard to the Educational Program:
The Rotary Club of Dublin Viking sponsored or hosted in the last 10 years several students to study abroad in order to build international understanding. Students from many countries came including scholars from Japan, Germany, USA and more.
In 2012 we are hosting our American scholar Sarah who will attend the Trinity college in Dublin to persue her studies in International peace studies..
If you are interested to support our activities and to learn more about Rotary, please send us an E-mail via our web page contact form.