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Adding vocational service to our project

26 Jan

Service in Action

By Jerry Kallman, Past President of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA

Rotary’s guiding principles were developed to provide Rotarians with a unifying common purpose and direction. The Avenues of Service have always served as a foundation for our relationships with other members and the type of action we take in the world.

For the past nine years, the Rotary Club of Ridgewood has been supporting students of Kishermoruak Primary School in the Maasai Mara Reserve in southern Kenya. I came across the school during my quest for international service; since 2008,  we’ve invested in the school, its students, teachers and the community through various joint projects.

To truly embody the Avenues of Service, I wanted to incorporate vocational service and grow our projects by empowering others through training and skill development.

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