The Rotary area of focus for October is Economic and Community Development 

This month also includes: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on the 17th
 
24th October - World Polio Day
 
The Rotary Foundation enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by:
 
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 under-served communities
4. Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development