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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.

The areas of focus of The Rotary Foundation are: Basic education and literacy; Community economic development; Disease prevention and treatment; Maternal and child health; Peacebuilding and conflict prevention; Water, sanitation, and hygiene, and Supporting the environment. Grants towards projects, scholarships and exchanges typically exceed $100M per year.

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 $2.1 billion and given countless volunteer hours to the protection of nearly 3 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:
VSE is a Rotary District initiative, a successor to the Rotary Foundation's Group Study Exchange program. It involves the exchange of small teams of young non-Rotarian professionals with a Rotary district overseas. The host district organises a two-week programme of vocational experience and cultural visits for the visitors.

The latest Vocational Study Exchange is with Denmark. Dudley club 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.