February Theme is

Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution

The theme for February is about promoting peace and projects that are aimed at peace building and conflict prevention. This is at the heart of all of Rotary’s work.

Fostering Peace and Understanding led to Youth Exchange Programmes.

It led to our Rotary Peace Fellowships – Over 1000 professionals have been selected and trained in Rotary’s Peace Centres in Universities around the world. They are now working for peace in over 100 countries.

We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.

Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources. There can be no Peace while people have poor water, disease, poor Mother & Child health, no education, and poverty.

Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. Half of those killed in conflict are children, and 90 percent are civilians. We help leaders learn how to prevent and mediate conflict at its source.

Through Global Grant activities, Rotary Clubs and Districts can participate in strategically focused, high-impact activities that align with Rotary goals that address this area of focus including to train leaders, including potential youth leaders, to prevent and mediate conflict, support peacebuilding in communities and regions

Inspiration for 2024

Dear Rotary Members and Friends,

As we go into 2024, let’s carry forward the spirit of optimism and positivity that has resonated throughout our discussions today. The promise of 2024 lies before us like a blank canvas, waiting for us to paint it with the vibrant colours of service, fellowship, and community impact.

Let’s embrace the opportunities that this new year holds, united in our commitment to make a difference. Together, we can continue to be a force for good, bringing positive change to our communities and beyond.

As Rotarians, let’s inspire each other to reach new heights and create lasting impact, making 2024 a year filled with meaningful achievements. We are a small team and we need to band together, motivate each other, and inspire each other to do great things this year.

Thank you for your dedication and enthusiasm. Here’s to a year of purpose, progress, and boundless Rotary spirit!