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The Rotary Foundation is Rotary International's own charitable fund, a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation worldwide who share its vision of a better world. Its mission is to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Major Rotary Foundation programmes include: Ambassadorial Scholarships; Rotary World Peace Fellowships; Group Study Exchange; Health, Hunger & Humanity (3-H) Grants; Polio Plus; Matching Grants for international service projects; and Volunteer Service Grants.

The Rotary Club of Dudley contributes financially to the Rotary Foundation and participates in some of its actions.



Polio Plus Program:
Since 1985, eradicating polio worldwide has been Rotary’s top philanthropic goal. Rotary clubs worlwide, including matching funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have raised $1.8 billion and given countless volunteer hours to the protection of more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Cases of polio have been reduced by 99.9%. The disease remains endemic in just two countries - Afghanistan and Pakistan - although other countries remain at risk from imported cases.
end polio now

The Dudley club is committed to making a substantial annual donation as our contribution towards this magnificent project.


 
Norwegian VSE team      

Vocational Study Exchange and Group Study Exchange:
VSE is a Rotary District initiative; GSE is a Rotary International programme. Both involve the exchange of small teams of young non-Rotarian professionals with a Rotary district overseas. The host district organises a programme of vocational experience and cultural visits for the visitors, 2 weeks in the case of VSE, 4 or more weeks for GSE.

The Dudley club recently sponsored a team member on an exchange with the Czech Republic and helped with hosting Norwegian visitors. Earlier exchanges have included teams from Argentina, Kansas/Oklahoma, Malaysia and Canada.