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Rotary ASHIA

Rotary ASHIA residential rehabilitation centre for the differently abled is the flagship project of  Rotary Club of Ooty Town. It was in the year 2011, the then District Collector of Nilgiris, Mrs Archana Patnaik I.A.S., handed over the running of the District Mentally Retarded Home to our Club. We took over the

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Welcome to Rotary Club of Ooty Town

Welcome to the official website of Rotary Club of Ooty Town. Visit this site often to update about what is happening in our Club located in the Blue Moutain

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Healing scars of war

In the mountains of Poland, 26 children traumatized by violence get a chance to be kids again at Rotary camp By Iuliia Mendel Produced by Monika Lozinska Beneath the emotional scars of living in a Ukrainian war zone, Mykyta Berlet flashes the same mischievousness of any other 12-year-old boy headed to camp. He

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Migration challenges inspire Rotary peace scholar

Migration challenges inspire peace scholar Rotary Peace Fellow Linda Low could not have known what world events would bring when she took a position as the communications manager for the Europe region of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 2015.  But shortly after she started her new

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Saving mothers and babies

Have you ever decided to help someone and spent months planning the project, motivating and inspiring people about it, and securing funding for it? And what if you realized, once you’d put in all the work, that although the project was a nice idea, it wasn’t what the community really needed?  That’s

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Rassin's 2018 presidential theme

2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin wants Rotary members to Be the Inspiration By Hank Sartin Photos by Monika Lozinska Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community

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The power of light

Rotary members from Durango, Colorado, USA, team with the Navajo Nation to bring solar lights to remote, off-the-grid homes on the country’s largest Native American reservation. By Kate Sieber Produced by Stuart Cleland After decades of crafting squash-blossom necklaces, pendants, and bracelets, Jerry Domingo knew he would have to quit making jewelry,

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On the road

Rotary helps fuel a brigade of mobile clinics that deliver free health care to rural Mexico By Daniela Garcia Produced by Kate Benzschawel As Eustasio Rodríguez Rosales’s vision started to fade, so did his job prospects. If he couldn’t see, he couldn’t work. Eyeglasses would easily solve the problem, but in the

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Six reasons you should give to Rotary on Giving Tuesday

You can start the holiday season on a charitable note by donating on Giving Tuesday, 28 November. Why should Rotary be your charity of choice?  Because our 1.2 million members see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in

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Bringing up babies

After overcoming a tough childhood, pediatrician Ramon Resa is helping to raise a new generation of kids By Mary MacVean Photos by NashCO At three years old, an age when most toddlers are being assessed on how high they can count or how well they can recite their ABCs, Ramon Resa faced

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Rotary advisers put polio on world stage

Behind the scenes of polio eradication Rotary’s national advocacy advisers are putting polio on the world stage. Here’s how. At the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta in June, world leaders were on hand to celebrate a historic $1.2 billion in commitments to finance polio eradication. It was a huge moment for the

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‘Peace needs to be lived’

Rotary Day at the United Nations pushes peace from concept to reality By Geoff Johnson Photos by Monika Lozinska On the 99th anniversary of the end of World War I, more than 1,200 people gathered in Geneva, Switzerland, for Rotary Day at the United Nations.  Representing 87 countries, they convened on Saturday,