Foundation Minute for Week of March 4


A project to provide clean water to all of Lebanon’s schools is uniting leaders from many of the country’s diverse religious, cultural, and political divisions!


In 2011 Rotary members in northern Lebanon decided to install new tanks and water filters in a few nearby schools with the help of a Rotary Foundation grant.  The idea caught on and two years later one giant water project that would reach every school in Lebanon and involve all 24 of the country’s Rotary clubs developed.


While clean water was the main objective, the leaders also saw the effort as a means of helping heal Lebanon’s long history of sectarian strife. Working alongside Rotarians of various faiths to promote the project deepened understanding of those with different religious or political views. 


This project exemplifies the mission of Rotary which is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.


Your financial support enables this to happen.  Thank you.