What is Rotaract
Rotaract is an international organization of service clubs for men and women aged 18-30 that fosters leadership and responsible citizenship, encourages high ethical standards in all professions, and promotes international understanding and peace.
The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say and do:
. Is it the truth?
. Is it fair to all concerned?
. Will it build goodwill and better friendship?
. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
- To develop professional and leadership skills
- To emphasize respect for the rights of others, based on recognition of the worth of each individual.
- To recognize the dignity and value of all useful occupations as opportunities to serve.
- To recognize, practice, and promote ethical standards as leadership qualities and vocational responsibilities.
- To develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems, and opportunities in the community and worldwide.
- To provide opportunities for personal and group activities to serve the community and promote international understanding and goodwill toward all people.
The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central
The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central was chettered in the 1977-1978 Rotary Year and is one of the oldest Rotaract Clubs in Kenya. Since its inception, the club has been very active and has three times been recognized as the best Rotaract Club in District 9200 comprising Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Our sponsoring club is the Rotary Club of Nairobi which was founded in 1930.
We have four avenues of service:
- Professional development
- Community Service
- International Service
- Club service
We meet on fortnight Tuesdays at the Laico Regency from 6.00 p.m.
Major ongoing Projects
A Girl A K A Year Sanitary Towels Distribution Project – Distributing a Year’s Supply of Sanitary Towels to 1000 girls including physically and mentally challenged girls from underprivileged communities. Beneficiaries so far include girls from Jomo Kenyatta Home for the Physically Disabled in Embu; Urban Primary School, Embu; Mathare Special School; Eldoret Special School and Brydges Centre Children’s Home. Our partners and sponsors for this project include the Rotaract Club of Belmont, Australia; Deutsche Post DHL, Germany; and Chase Bank, Kenya.
The Book Drive literacy project has involved distribution of text books to underprivileged kids in primary school and was kindly funded by the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Education Publishers, Miss Martha N. Mutiso and the East Africa Natural History Society, Nature Kenya.
Buy a Brick Build a House IDP Housing Project is currently underway and sponsors are being sought.
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