Rotarian Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the world

Rotarian Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the world

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Dr. Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee, joins 100 pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, and titans as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. TIME announced its 2020 honorees during a 22 September television broadcast on ABC, recognizing Funsho for his instrumental leadership and work with Rotary members and partners to achieve the eradication of wild polio in the African region. He is the first Rotary member to receive this honor for work toward eradicating polio. A Rotarian for 35 years, Funsho is a member of the Rotary Club of Lekki, Nigeria, past governor of District 9110, and serves on Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee. Funsho is a cardiologist and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife Aisha. They have four children; Habeeb,…
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It is official: WHO has declared the Africa region polio free

It is official: WHO has declared the Africa region polio free

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Today, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa region, has officially certified free from wild poliovirus, signifying a major milestone in the battle to eradicate the disease worldwide. This certification has come four years after Nigeria, the last polio-endemic country in Africa, recorded its final case of wild polio and is an incredible public health achievement for Rotary members, the African region, and Rotary’s partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries which make up the WHO’s African region and now means that five of the six WHO regions, which represent 90% of the world’s population, will be free of polio. Efforts to get to this momentous stage have involved millions of health workers traveling by foot, boat,…
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Rotary International Convention goes virtual

Rotary International Convention goes virtual

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The Rotary International Convention was to have taken place in Hawaii from June 6th to 10th, but was cancelled last March amid the spread of COVID-19. In its place, Rotary International has announced plans for a Rotary International Virtual Convention, running from June 20th until June 26th. More than 20,000 Rotarians from across the world, many from Great Britain & Ireland, should have been in Hawaii this week. However, the Rotary International Convention fell the way of all major events this summer because of the global pandemic. Rotary International said at the time of the cancellation: “As a global organisation that values bringing people together to create meaningful connections and positive change in communities throughout the world, our decision to cancel our convention is a profound disappointment. “We also recognize…
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Two London winners of Rotary Young Citizen Awards 2020

Two London winners of Rotary Young Citizen Awards 2020

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This year’s inspirational winners of the Rotary Young Citizen Awards include two from the Rotary in London District.  They are 16-year-old Hannah Chowdhry nominated by Redbridge Rotary Club and 19-year-old Theo Sergiou nominated by Enfield Chase Rotary Club.  They were interviewed on the BBC News Channel’s ‘Afternoon Live with Simon McCoy’ programme and here are more details about them:   HANNAH CHOWDHRY During the Coronavirus Pandemic, 16-year-old Hannah Chowdhry is on the frontline helping at a daily project to feed the homeless and vulnerable in Ilford, as the youngest volunteer for the British Asian Christian Association.Hannah started volunteering at a food bank and “Meals for the Homeless” project in January 2020, which included cooking meals for the rough sleepers and she has built up a strong bond with many of them.    At secondary school, Hannah became aware…
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Dongles for Young People in Barnet

Dongles for Young People in Barnet

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This donation is made on behalf of Rotary Club of Hendon. Rotary is an organization of business and professional person united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. This donation is part of our effort to support disadvantaged young people in our local community affected by the corona virus pandemic by supporting with them to continue their studies through online learning.
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