By Amanda Sheombar It’s Saturday morning, the first day of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Suriname hosted in district 7030, and enthusiastic Rotary volunteers begin to arrive. All help is needed, since the facilitation and logistics of the three-day event fully relies on Rotary members. It’s my third consecutive year joining the Rotary Suriname team … More Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Suriname
Krista Ryanne O. Palabrica, Member of Interact Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier [Note from the editor: This letter was submitted to RI’s 2020 Interact Award and has been published with permission from the author.] I am not leader material. This was my immediate thought when our first ever Leadership Training Program – unofficially named … More Interact Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier Philippines
By Kaitlyn Perry, member of California High School Interact Club, USA With the world’s attention shifting to environmental issues and how we can help save our planet, the Interact Club of California High School knew we wanted to be a part of the change. Our club brainstormed ideas on events such as planting trees and … More Interactors prioritize supporting the environment
By Carol Hermann, Co-Chair for the Interact Club of Lodi, United States Although there are 8,331 miles between Lodi, Wisconsin, USA and Munyambala, Zambia, there is no distance between caring for each other’s communities. The Interact Club of Lodi has been working with the people of Munyambala to take action and create lasting change by … More Interactors build global partnership to empower community in Zambia
By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff May is Rotary’s Youth Service Month! Rotary’s programs for young leaders connect people ages 12-30 through service, friendship, and leadership development. Interact and Rotaract clubs empower young people to create sustainable change in their schools and communities both locally and globally, and young people develop leadership skills … More Recognize youth leaders!
By Molly Friend, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs like Interact. Every year, Interact clubs take action to make a positive difference in their communities through service projects. Join us as we celebrate 54 years of service and leadership through … More Celebrating Rotary’s youngest leaders!
By Med Yassine Boukhari, Officer of the Interact Club of Tunis Inner City, District 9010, Tunisia During September, Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month, the Interact Club of Tunis Inner City visited the Elderly House of Mannouba. Volunteer teachers accompanied us, and during our visit, we talked with the seniors and reminded them that they … More Young Rotary leaders take action to empower their community through education
By Jessie Dunbar-Bickmore, RI Programs staff Every year, Interact clubs take action to make a difference in their communities through service projects. During the first week of November, World Interact Week, we’re celebrating their efforts and commitment to Service Above Self. Here are some ways Interact Clubs are making an impact and changing lives: The … More Celebrate World Interact Week!
By Jessie Dunbar-Bickmore, RI Programs staff Young leaders around the world are dedicating their time and talents to helping fellow students improve basic education and literacy skills. Through mentorship and skills training to instilling a love for learning, Interactors are addressing some of the most pressing educational needs in their local communities and across the … More Rotary’s young leaders improve communities through education and literacy projects
Basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. Over the years, we’ve helped make significant progress towards helping achieve the United Nationals Millennium Development Goals, especially within the basic education and literacy area of focus. According to a 2014 progress report, literacy rates among … More Committing to universal education during Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month