What We Do
We aim to make a difference by using our professional skills in our service work. We support nonprofits, other Rotary clubs, and other organizations in the design, implementation, and evaluation of projects. We also raise funds for new innovative projects. Taking knowledge seriously, we organize an online seminar series with global experts in their field as well as occasional in-person training events. Please check our website to register for our seminars and other events.
Examples of Projects by our Members
Support to the Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development and the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria for the design of a project on maternal health (additional information is provided below).
Support to Rotary International for an assessment of its Network of Representatives to the United Nations and other international agencies.
Creation of knowledge notes on best practices and innovative experiences in the areas of focus of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Collaboration with other Rotary clubs and nonprofits for project design and evaluation.
Volunteering at Shepherd's Table (Silver Spring, MD)
Featured Project: Support to Maternal and Child Health in Nigeria
As Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria is home to close to 200 million people. It is often stated that the country accounts for more than one-fifth of all maternal deaths globally. Data from 2018 Demographic and Health Survey suggest very little progress over time in reducing pregnancy-related maternal mortality as well as perinatal mortality. The World Health Organization has called for improving health information systems to generate actionable information that could lead to improvements in maternal and child health outcomes. It also recommends designing training materials and guidelines for health workers and providing support to countries to systematically monitor progress.
In February 2020, our club members used their expertise to help the Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development submit a large grant proposal ($2 million) to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International on “Strengthening Mother/Child Health and Family Planning in Nigeria through Quality Assurance and Community Engagement”. The proposal was prepared in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria. It builds on a 25 years long investment by The Rotary Foundation in the country through multiple grants implemented by Rotary Clubs and Districts from Germany and Nigeria. In addition, our club members are exploring the possibility of producing a series of knowledge notes with the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria on factors affecting maternal and child health, and program and policy options to improve health outcomes for mothers and children alike.