Rotary Club leadership calls on youth to actively participate in projects aimed at addressing climate change challenges
Youth have been challenged to take active roles in various projects that are aimed at addressing challenges of climate change.
District Governor Rotary Club International covering Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Sudan Azeb Asrat says young people have a great role to play in charity work being spearheaded by Rotary Clubs.
Speaking in Nakuru on Monday during a visit to various Rotary clubs in the Rift Valley Region, she lauded efforts being made by Rotarians in improving livelihoods through various charitable works in sectors such as education, health and environment.
“I want to call on young people to actually join the Rotary Clubs so that they can also take part in the various charity projects in making society a better place” she said.
It should be noted that the Rotary Club in the country has membership in 114 clubs spread across the various counties.
Since September, District Governor Azeb has been visiting the Clubs to assess the projects that are being carried out among them water and sanitation in schools, Education and Literacy as well as Environment.
She noted that Rotary Clubs will continue to partner with schools to ensure projects being implemented are in line with the 7 pillars of focus.
The areas of focus include Environment, where she noted that Rotary Clubs will also partner with the government on the tree planting program aimed at addressing the drought and other effects of climate change.
“Matters environment are key and that is why as Rotarians we shall be supporting government initiatives such as tree planting aimed at addressing climate change” said the District Governor.
During the visit, Rotary Club of Nakuru under the current President Rani Ramchandani donated hearing aid devices to 13 pupils from Nakuru-based Ngala Special School.
Various members of the physically challenged community also received various mobility aid devices.
Speaking after receiving the donation, the members commended the Rotary Club of Nakuru for the gesture.
Led by Elizabeth Wambui Wakomo and Veronica Wambui who have had hearing complications for some years, they narrated the difficulties they have had in communication.
They were however quick to note that with the donation, they can now communicate like any other person.
“Our problem was caused by disease and we could not communicate but with the aid then we are able. We are very grateful to Nakuru Rotarians led by Rani Ramchandani” they said.
Assistant Governor Rotary Club Nakuru Sebastian Muithereru vowed to ensure continuity of such gestures among the Rotarians.
Sentiments echoed by Rotarian Elizabeth Ndung’u who also thanked Rotarians and the Rotaracts for the continued charity work in society.