Rotary is all about connecting with others to serve our communities – and Global Grants let us do that on a worldwide scale!
We’ve all learned new lessons about the importance of connections during the past months of the pandemic. From quarantines and lockdowns to Zoom calls and new styles of gathering, our world has both expanded and contracted in surprising ways. Throughout, our Rotary networks have shown their value as we continue to engage in the world.
Connect with Rotarians
Join with Club 29 as we build on these networks through three new Global Grants. All are in the beginning stages and in need of your leadership, ideas, and support.
  • Uganda Malaria Elimination Initiative Phase I: Develop the public health infrastructure to eliminate malaria in eastern Uganda by training and equipping community health workers, establishing data collection systems, and expanding public education, testing and treatment of malaria. Malaria Partners International, World Vision and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partners in this program building on the success of Rotary’s first Program of Scale.
  • Healthy Start Guatemala Phase 2: Support holistic village development in a rural area of central Guatemala by developing smallholder agriculture and animal husbandry, a network of community health promoters, and women-owned small businesses. 
  • Water Systems Upgrade for La’angum Learning Center, Ghana: Increase the quantity and quality of water for drinking, washing and cleaning for students and staff of the La’angum School by building water capture and storage facilities. The school, located in rural northeast Ghana, is run by PAMBE Ghana which has close ties to Oklahoma.
From agriculture in Central America to public health in Uganda to water programs in West Africa, your talents and interests are needed to benefit specific projects that have impact. Each of these Global Grants has a network of Rotarians and implementing partners that will value your participation.
Take the First Step
  1. Learn more about these Global Grant projects by contacting Steve Shepelwich at You will be connected to the Rotarians leading each project.
  2. Schedule presentations about the projects of interest for your club meeting and World Service Committee members.
  3. Share this article with your club president, World Service Committee members, and fellow Rotarians.
Please contact Steve Shepelwich, Club 29 World Service Committee Chair, at for more information about ways you and your club can partner with these Global Grants.