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As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with a few host families and attending school in a different country. (CLICK IMAGES FOR ENLARGED VIEW)

Whether you participate in Rotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you’ll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You’ll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process.

More than 8,000 young people each year have experiences like these through Rotary Youth Exchange. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Are you ready for it?

How it works

Rotary Youth Exchange is open to young people ages 15-25 worldwide.


Rotary Club awarded clean water fund grant

August 8, 2013 by bicolmail 

NAGA CITY — The Rotary Club of Metro Naga D-3820 is the recipient of a $6,425.00 matching grant from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in support of their advocacy for clean water.
The Rotary Club of Temecula and Rotary Club of San Bernardino Sunset  D-5330 raised $3,500.00,which was matched by the Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Club of Temecula will coordinate the project internationally in partnership with the Rotary Club of Metro Naga.
The initiative of Donna Gandhi Clean Water Liaison Officer of the Rotary Club of Temecula , Rachel Mason President of RC Temecula, and DGSC Kent Demuth  D 5330 were key factors in awarding the grant to the Rotary Club of Metro Naga.


Grant Funds Presented to Centro Oncologico Pediatrico of Tijuana

Grant funds for $38,458 was presented to Centro Oncologico Pediatrico of Tijuana on June 22nd by Tijuana Milenio Minarete Rotary Club, Temecula Rotary Club and Lake Elsinore Rotary Club members. Tom Thomas from Lake Elsinore RC and Kent Demuth from Temecula RC represented Rotary District 5330. The Rotary Grant was funded by contributions from Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, and Tijuana Milenio Minarete Rotary Clubs with matching funds from Rotary District 5330 (Riverside County area), District 4100 (Baja and North Western Mexico) and The Rotary Foundation.  


Second phase of Bangladesh grant completed

Rotary Club of Khulna North completed the second phase of distribution for Rotary International Grant #77499 on June 13, 2013. This grant is supported by funds from The Rotary Foundation and Rotary Clubs of Temecula, San Bernardino, Murrieta and Lake Elsinore. 

This second phase included distribution of mosquito nets, blankets, water filters, documents for 6 latrines and "fish-fry" for two area ponds out of five planned as part of of the project. These items where distributed to poor students and their families of Diana, Aranghata & Gaikur villages of Daulatpur, Khulna district of Bangladesh. (Click on images for enlarged view)












Link to more information about the grant


First Phase of Matching Grant Project Completed

Submitted by : Rtn Dr Mostafa Kamal, Primary Contact, MG#77499, RC of Khulna North

Implementation of our first part of matching grant # 77499 programs was held on 22 March, Friday 2013 at Daulatpur Muhsin High School, Daulatpur, Khulna.  Almost all Rotarians of our club and some Rotaractors were engaged in the distribution program. Visiting Rotarians of adjacent clubs, members of school management committee and some community leaders were present in the occasion.

As per our schedule School Dresses, Calculators, Exercise Book Sets & Dot pens, Dictionaries, Umbrellas, Shoes, Toothpaste & brush were distributed among the students. High benches for the school were also handed over to the school authority. This is the reports on item # 1 to 8. For item # 10,Supplier is ready to handed over Fishery Fry (young fish ) but  beneficiaries  requested to handed over/ drop Fishery Fry (young fish ) to their pond at the time of  mid rain (expected time within 2 week from now) , so we waiting for as soon as mid rain started.

Some action photographs are shown above. Name of the photographer is Mr.Mamun ( media photographer) & Mr. Razib (NGO worker).

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