Focus Areas

Rotary India Humanity Hero Awards will felicitate 4 unsung heroes from India. The applicant must be directly working or contributing towards the following four focus areas.


Candidate working towards :

  1. Improving the capacity of local health care professionals
  2. Promoting disease prevention programs, with the goal of limiting the spread of communicable diseases and reducing the incidences of and complications from non-communicable diseases
  3. Enhancing the health infrastructure of local communities
  4. Educating and mobilizing communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases
  5. Preventing physical disability resulting from disease or injury
  6. Reducing the mortality and morbidity rate for children under the age of five
  7. Reducing the maternal mortality and morbidity rate
  8. Improving access to essential medical services, trained community health leaders, and health care providers for mothers and their children
  9. Any other work directly related to Health.

Water and sanitation

Candidate working towards :

  1. Providing equitable School/community access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene
  2. Strengthening the ability of School/communities to develop, fund and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems
  3. Supporting programs that enhance communities' awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation and hygiene
  4. Any other work directly related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Basic education and literacy

Candidate working towards :

  1. Support programs that strengthen the capacity of communities to provide basic education and literacy to all
  2. Increasing adult literacy in communities
  3. Working to reduce gender disparity in education
  4. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to basic education and literacy
  5. Any other work directly related to Literacy

Economic and community development

Candidate working towards :

  1. Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities
  2. Developing opportunities for productive work
  3. Reducing poverty in underserved communities
  4. Any other work directly related to Economic and Community Development