March 11th – 17th saw the Rotary world celebrate World Rotaract Week. As my last year in Rotaract – I hope to transfer to Rotary in a few months – I’ve been thinking about what Rotaract has meant to me in my life.
Rotaract stands for Rotary in Action which is a Rotary sponsored youth voluntary organization focused on self development through service and fellowship. We run a variety of projects with meaningful and positive impact on society as we develop our leadership skills.
The theme for the year has been Peace Through Service which has been coincidentally in line with many of our projects this year. We just successfully concluded our national elections under much tension due to the previous post election violence and Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Kenya were not left out in promoting peace with several projects:
- Promoting cultural understanding
- Lobbying for peace studies in the school curriculum (Umeclick)
- Peace is a Must Campaign
- Peace be with Kenya
We are constantly reminded that we only get from Rotary what we put into it. Other than friends for life and a passion to serve, I have grown my leadership skills which have served me greatly in my personal and professional life. I may not have done much but I have done something; after all the mighty oceans are but many drops of water.
To Rotary and Rotaract the world over!