In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort. Easton Rotary has contributed over $10,000 to this campaign.
Centennial Secondary School located in Sierra Leone West Africa
The Rotary Club of Easton worked on a joint project with the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Engineers without Borders to rebuild the musical program at the Centennial Secondary School located in Sierra Leone West Africa, which was decimated by war.
Engineers without Borders is working on multiple projects to rebuild the infra-structure of the School. To complement EWB’s work, Easton Rotary is trying to restore the music program and sought donations of musical instruments to help the children find healing through music.
Sustainable Water Project in Honduras
The Easton Rotary Service Foundation awarded a grant to Lafayette’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) to support EWB’s ongoing project to bring clean water to a small Honduran village. EWB built a new water system for the community of El Convento in the Yoro district of Honduras. El Convento is a poor, rural village consisting of about 40 families living in two-room wood and clay houses without modern conveniences. The community was without a water system for over a year because their previous water system was destroyed by Hurricane Mitch.