By Jessica Liñán, District 4455 Community Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Centenario de San Borja, Peru
Connecting through Rotary gives you many opportunities to support a developing country, community, and people. A few months ago, our District Governor, Daniel Salas, asked some members how we can connect our District 4455 (Peru) to the world? We all proposed different ideas and after a long conversation, he said: “dear Rotarians, we will do a project fair to connect our district to the Rotary world.” We were all excited for this great task for the new Rotary year!
Our passion for service drives our motivation to uplift our communities. In recent years, our district has substantially enriched its learning in projects, growing in terms of our level of planning. Our objective for the project fair is to further develop the creativity and innovation of our projects to help solve community needs. We hope to make connections with our fellow Rotary members from around the world to partner on our projects and enhance our communities.
Last October, a club from the district provided water to Manchaybamba (Cusco) changing the lives of 55 families. In Huanca (Arequipa), a global grant started as a workshop for young people ages 15-18, but is now a Technical Education Center for the entire community. Next month, one of our clubs will open the Moble Dental Center to treat 1000 children per year over the next five years.
Our project fair will be taking place 21-23 February, 2020 in Lima, Peru. Come over, share in Rotary friendship, learn about our projects, and partner with us to help us continue to change the lives of our communities.
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Project fairs are regional events hosted by Rotary districts to encourage international friendship and collaboration. Fairs give Rotary clubs a chance to showcase their service efforts to potential partners, and give international visitors the chance to find a project that meets their club’s goals. They’re also the perfect way for visitors to learn about the local community and build relationships with their international hosts.
Consider attending one of these upcoming to build a foundation for an international service partnership.