By Jessie Dunbar- Bickmore, RI Programs staff
Rotaract clubs around the world change lives by developing innovative solutions to community challenges both locally and globally. Here are just a few examples of how Rotaract clubs are making a lasting impact through economic and community development projects:
Lighting up homes
The Silay Rotaract Club (Philippines) led the Spark Up Dreams, Light Up Homes project to provide light and electricity to indigenous families living in remote villages. The project aimed to meet a basic need by providing light and electricity while minimizing the use of kerosene and other expensive and dangerous fossil fuels. Through solar power lighting, families live more comfortably, efficiently undertake household chores, and children are able to study after sundown.
Millions of people around the world don’t have access to nutritious food. The Baker College Muskegon in Michigan, USA volunteers at Kids’ Food Basket every Friday to pack approximately 600 meals. These meals go to children at three different elementary schools.
Providing financial education
In an effort to empower high school students to make informed financial decisions, the Rotaract Club of Nairobi-Muthaiga North in Kenya conducted financial literacy trainings. The program focused on introducing youth to sound money management practices and instilling confidence in making good financial decisions. The trainings also fostered an interest in investment and entrepreneurship.
These projects were submitted for the Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards. Tell us about your club or district’s high-impact, sustainable project aligned with Rotary’s areas of focus. Share your success and get recognized for your outstanding service. Complete the nomination form by 1 February.