President’s Writing - September
We celebrate in September, Basic Education and Literacy month. We support Rotary International’s position - “Every child has a right to education, as basic human and fundamental right.”
This month we wish to celebrate our Educators, who are long gone but have paved the way for us and future generations, we salute them. Our educators made it their life mission to educate, retool skills and educate our youth to navigate these challenging times, we appreciate you.
As Rotarians our goal, is to reach within the education system, the Schools, the Universities, adult systems and provide help to our youth throughout life. We want to be a part of movement, to create literacy programs that will produce Hugh impact every year.
This Rotary year our club leadership believes in developing the next generation of leaders. We will implement program to help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service.
In the past Rotary eClub One supported Youth Leadership programs, through RYLA programs in India, Food share projects and feeding students in the schools in Kenya, STEM programs in Nigeria and Oklahoma and this year we wish to work with the younger groups in the primary schools to create Interact groups. Interact clubs that we bring together young people within the ages 12-18. The idea is to welcome them into the family of Rotary from a young age, develop leadership skills in them, and teach them about the world through Rotary service projects and activities.
Our membership wants be involved in Rotary Youth Exchange – youth ages 15-19. This is another area of involvement will give students the opportunities to build peace one young person at a time, experience different cultures, languages and become global citizens. This is a wonderful opportunity, now the World has opened up again, we can move in this direction to make it happen.
So, since this is September, our focus is to engage the, develop projects with them to create lasting change. Let’s reach DEEP and see where we, (each of us) can be part of this movement.
Regards In service