Peace fellows dig in to Rotary’s areas of focus

10 Feb

Service in Action

Originally featured in the February Rotarian Magazine

The Rotary Peace Centers program is Rotary’s long-term response to conflict. Rotary Peace Fellows work to address today’s most pressing global issues, including their work in Rotary’s six areas of focus. Read their stories and see how investing in the peace fellowships pays lasting dividends.

Saving mothers and children, fighting disease

Adrien Lokangaka grew up in a small village in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  He lacked many things–but when he needed it, he had medicine. What does public health have to do with peace? Everything, Lokangaka says: “Congo is a country that has been devastated by war. People need not only the end of war, but they also want to be free from the consequences of war, and one of those is bad health. I am helping to improve health outcomes among the population, so that they may be at peace with…

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