Rotary's six areas of focus:
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. Half of those killed in conflict are children and 90 per cent are civilians.
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.
Tasmania's current Peace Scholar is William Underwood.
Water and Sanitation
Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life.
When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
The Rotary Club of Bellerive support projects that our district, 9830, has established in Nepal.
Disease Prevention and Treatment
Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care. We believe good health care is everyone’s right.
Our members are focused on ending polio, and conduct regular fundraisers to contribute to the $1.7 billion that Rotary International has already contributed to this great cause.
Maternal and Child Health
Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.
We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented.
Economic and Community Development
Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.
Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local
entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
Our club provides microloans to women in developing countries to help them become financially independent.
Basic Education and Literacy
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population.
Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.