Air Trade Centre too "Helps to end polio worldwide"
Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are teaming up to raise US$ 200 million in a worldwide campaign against polio.
The Rotary Foundation received a US$ 100 million grant from the Gates Foundation, Rotary in turn pledged to raise US$ 100 million within three years. Recently, Foundation Co-chair Bill Gates announced the redoubling of the commitment to polio and to Rotary, making a new $255 million grant to Rotary, bringing the total commitment to $355 million. Thus, Rotary committed to raise US$ 200 million within three years. This grant from the Gates Foundation is the largest donation in the 103-year old existence of Rotary.
“The extraordinary commitment of the Rotarians has played a decisive role in the (near) eradication of polio," says Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Gates Foundation. “The eradication of polio will be humanity’s greatest accomplishment in the last 50 years in terms of global health, and we are very committed to this cause."
“Worldwide, Rotarians have worked hard during many years to be where we are now," says Robert Scott, chairman of the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation 2007-08, “it is delightful to see that this initiative is supported so substantially by the Gates Foundation.”
Click here to learn what Bill Gates has to say about it.
Air Trade Centre International BV (the holding of the group) has decided to support the campaign by contributing financially to a Dutch Rotary Club in organizing the “Groot Schiedams Dictee 2009”, a linguistic competition that will take place on the 4th of November. The totality of the raised funds will be donated to Rotary International for the Help end polio worldwide campaign.
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