COMMUNITY & INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

 

Dupont Rotary proudly serves and partners with the following organizations & projects:

CURRENT PROJECTS
Footbridge Project (Murehwa, Zimbabwe)

 

Currently, Dupont Rotary is partnering with the Rotary Club of Harare City (RI District 9210) to build a footbridge in Murehwa, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe (approximately 65 kilometers from Harare) and is lending its financial, technical, cultural, and international expertise to aid in the project's success.  The bridge will connect local students to their school, which is located on the opposite banks of the Shayanhowe River, allowing for continued access to education during the rainy season.

Learn more about the project.

 

ONGOING PROJECTS
BEST Kids, Inc. serves as our local partner for ongoing service projects. BEST Kids is a nonprofit mentoring organization that empowers youth in foster care to build better futures, one child at a time. Dupont Rotary has worked with BEST kids over the past few years and has served as one of the sponsors of their annual Superhero 5k, volunteered at their annual luau, facilitated peer groups, and stepped in to support the organization as much as possible. To that end, we received the 2015 Best of Both Worlds Award for exceptional support through volunteerism and financial support.
 

 
PREVIOUS PROJECTS
The Rotary Future Vision, Global Grant 25754 (Uganda)

 

In November of 2012, Dupont Circle Rotarians Deborah Foti and Robert Romano, traveled to Uganda to witness and participate in the kickoff of the grant implementation. 

 

The Rotary Club of Dupont Circle joined the Rotary Club of Annapolis and the Rotary Club of Kololo-Kampala in Uganda to work on a Rotary Foundation Global Grant in Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution in Uganda. The project focuses on creating a culture of mediation where the affected parties are dealt with fairly. This will be achieved by training mediators in four hot spot districts of Uganda. This training will help create empowered community leaders by giving them tools to identify potential areas of conflict within their communities, provide mediation to conflicting parties and train additional community members. The project will also work with youth groups to create a dialogue about peaceful conflict resolution and create income generating projects which will bring together youth of different tribal backgrounds to work together towards a common cause. This Rotary Foundation grant was funded with money raised by five U.S. and one Ugandan Rotary Club, and funds from The Rotary Foundation. Uganda has had many years of unrest, creating strong areas of division. The Ugandans being trained all welcome the opportunity to become a catalyst for creating a more peaceful society. 

 

In November of 2012, Dupont Circle Rotarians Deborah Foti and Robert Romano, traveled to Uganda to witness and participate in the kickoff of the grant implementation.

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455 Massachusetts Ave NW

Suite 248

Washington, DC 20001

 

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