Health Promotion In The Rotary Club

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Principle 1: Health Promotion The World Health Organisation (n.d.) defines health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions”.

The Rotary Club has demonstrated this by building Ma Dube’s Clinic in the Vosloorus township (Rotary Club of Johannesburg, 1921), and by supporting a number of educational facilities where health programmes are used. This is done in an attempt to prevent any health risks that scholars can come into contact with (Rotary Club of Johannesburg, 1921).

Principle 2: Psychological Sense of Community

Psychological sense of community or, in other words, sense of belonging to the community has five elements:
1. Membership – the feeling of belonging
2. Influence – a sense of mattering to the community in terms of having a sense of making a difference
3. Integration – the sense that needs will be met through the resources that the community will receive
4. Emotional connection – members share the same sense of history, time and experience
5. Neighbourhood – a felling of social unity

The Rotarians, who play an active role in the club have had a sense of belonging to the communities they have worked with, but more importantly the members of the community have experienced the same sense of belonging. Many members of the communities come together, and volunteer to engage in many of the

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