On May 1st, our club went to reburfish a local city farm in the Hague, Stadsboerderij Molenweide. By planting some bushes, making a walkway under branches and adding a small wooden kitchen, we made a nice outdoor area for children to play. Of course, there …
On 19th April, we organized a burn-out awareness webinar, with the stress and burn-out coach Daniel Smit as a speaker. We learned, for example, how important it is to recognize the exhaustion on an early stage. The longer time one is overloaded, the more severe …
On April 3rd, the day before Easter, our club members were invited to one of The Hague elderly houses. Sammersbrug has a department for patients with dementia. Our members were happy to help and brighten up the day of the residents with cheerful drawings on their common room windows. Since the Easter was around the corner, the drawings were mostly themed with Easter eggs, bunnies and lots of spring flowers.
Of course we took all necessary precautions in relation to COVID-19. Our members wore masks and didn’t go inside the building.
Few of the members also brought some baked goods that were passed to the nurses and the patients.
On 30th of March, as part of Rotary Kijkduin’s march for Climate program, Rotaract Scheveningen and friends participated in a discussion with Youth For Climate; to discuss what can be done, what has been done and where we go from here. It is important to …
On March 13, 2021, the Rotaract Club Scheveningen started a community project. This project includes painting window frames and parts of a house for a lady who has asked for our help. This house, which the lady recently received through the social support, needed a …
Do you know, around 2.2 billion people in the world are living without access to safe drinking water? Or that 207 million people spend over 30 minutes per round trip to collect water from an improved source? Water is a precious resource! This requires the need to raise awareness towards it’s judicious use.
“World Water Day” is a day to celebrate the water and raise awareness. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
The theme for this year is “Valuing Water”.
With growing global population and economic developments, agriculture and industries are getting thirstier and water-intensive energy generation is rising to meet the demand. The problem is aggravated by climate change, which is making water more-erratic and contributing towards water pollution.
As societies balance the demands on water resources, many people’s interests are not being taken into account.
Hence, this year’s campaign is to generate a global, public conversation on social media about how people value water for all its uses. The aim is to create a more comprehensive understanding of how water is valued by different people in different contexts so we can safeguard this precious resource for everyone.
The central narrative of the campaign is designed to encourage people to contribute their stories, thoughts and experiences on the value of water.
You can contribute towards this year’s campaign by sharing your story of what water means to you using the hashtag #Water2Me on social media. Selected comments and opinions would also be available on the World Water Day website: www.worldwaterday.org
Find out more at:
- World Water Day 2021 website: www.worldwaterday.org
- UN Water and Sanitation Website: www.unwater.org
- UN World Water Development Report 2021: www.unwater.org/publication_categories/world-water-development-report
- UN-Water Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 Data Portal: www.sdg6data.org
Over the weekend, our club Rotaract Scheveningen helped the Kessler Stiching in baking cakes, pies and cookies for their clients. The goal was to bring smiles and an early Christmas celebration to around 1000 clients of the Kessler Stiching in which our club members helped by baking more than 100 portions of cakes and cookies. The whole of the Hague was baking for the Christmas, the activity was supported by various clubs around the Hague.
The task of distributing the sweets was done by Kessler Stiching itself.
We made it!! This morning, our club Rotaract Scheveningen delivered 10 breakfasts all around the Hague in support of the Rotary Honduras Hurricane Relief! Through our ‘Solidarity Breakfast’ initiative, we collected funds for families affected by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras. In collaboration with …