The benefits of a Rotary Peace Fellowship

Rotary Peace Fellow Julia Smith in South Africa.

Rotary Peace Fellow Julia Smith in Nairobi, Kenya.

By Julia Smith, Rotary Peace Fellow 

In 2008-09, I was lucky enough to be awarded a Rotary Peace Fellowship to complete my master’s degree at the University of Bradford. Five years later, I continue to build on that remarkable learning experience.

The University of Bradford is famous for its conflict resolution expertise and I took full advantage of this by taking courses on African Approaches to Conflict Resolution and Applied Conflict Resolution. Continue reading

A passport to people

Children in Sierra Leone express their appreciation to Rotary for the gift of new dictionaries.

Children in Sierra Leone express their appreciation to Rotary for the gift of new dictionaries.

By Richard G. Wallace, past governor of district 7470 and member of the Rotary Club of Blairstown, New Jersey, USA

I believe Rotary is every Rotarian’s “Passport to People” through the fellowship we share, and endless service opportunities available to us. For over 37 years, I have come to cherish this passport because it has taken me to people not only in my community but in distant countries and cultures.

My most recent trip to Sierra Leone is an example.

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