The mission of Rotary Foundation, the organisations central charity, 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.
One of the major Humanitarian Programmes is PolioPlus that seeks to eradicate the poliovirus worldwide and the monetary contributions that the club makes to Foundation each year, supports this programme which is now nearing completion.
Foundation also assists with the funding of international and district projects, initiated by Rotary Clubs to improve the quality of life. In the last few months, this club has seen the culmination of a project to drill wells to provide fresh drinking water to three villages in earthquake stricken Haiti. Our initial contribution of £5,000 eventually generated in excess of the $100,000 required through additional donations from other clubs and organisations together with a Matching Grant from Foundation.
Education programmes include Ambassadorial Scholarships and Group Study Exchanges, designed to provide opportunities for men and women to study their particular profession or vocation abroad. Rotary Peace Centres offer degree courses in international relations, peace studies and conflict resolution.