We are a diverse and international group, with members from over 14 countries, so international service is a priority for many of us. This club provides a venue for young professionals to join together in making a difference in the world. We commit to Rotary International’s motto, Service Above Self, by committing to long-term international projects, in collaboration with one or more Rotaract Clubs worldwide, and always with a local partner to ensure that our projects are carried out in a responsible, culturally sensitive, and sustainable way. Our international projects focus on the following areas, as laid out by the Rotary International guidelines:

  • Promoting Peace
  • Fighting Disease
  • Providing Clean Water
  • Saving Mothers and Children
  • Supporting Education
  • Growing Local Economies
 

Major International Projects:

Ghana - "Clean Water Initiative" (2017-2019) 

After two years of coordination with Pure Home Water and the Rotaract Club of Adenta Central to provide sustainable clean water access to families in Ghana, Boston Rotaract has raised and donated $9295 toward the cause. 222 water filters were donated directly to households in partnership with Pure Home Water, providing clean water to 1,500 people across three communities near Tamale, Ghana. In addition, 600 people gained access to clean water in Kramokrom Ga West Municipality through the donation of a large water tank to Adenta Rotaract's "Water is Life" borehole project. 

 
Guatemala - "Clean Water for Guatemala" (2012-2014)
(Winner of the Outstanding Rotaract Project of the Year Award 2014)
 
Club members worked with a local non-profit and local craftsmen to provide water filters, hospital supplies, beds, stoves and toiletries to indigenous people living in the highlands of Guatemala. The club collaborated with Rotary clubs in the U.S. and Guatemala to raise over US$7,000 for the project, and six club members have gone on self-funded trips to the region to support water filter installation and training.

 

Other international efforts supported by Boston Rotaract:

End Polio Now

Boston Rotaract supports Rotary International's "End Polio Now" campaign, which along with its partners, has reduced cases of polio by 99.9% worldwide. The program has helped to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in over 122 countries. Learn more about the mission to end polio here.


Healthy Kids, Brighter Future (Global Grant)

Boston Rotaract is proud to be a contributor to the Global Grant for this program, which aims to bring healthcare to at-risk children in Zambia. Learn more about this great program here.

 

Sister Clubs & International Partners of Boston Rotaract

Rotaract Club of Ankara (sister club)
Rotaract Club of Chicago, Illinois (sister club) 
Rotaract Club of Cotonou Rive Gauche Elite
Rotaract Club of Guatemala City
Rotaract Club of Mazatlán (sister club) 
Rotaract Club of Paris (sister club) 
 
Sponsors