During the chaotic days of the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is very easy to lose sight of the future and of hope. Not so with the members of Rotaract Bali Ubud!
Exactly what is a Rotaract? Rotaract began as an international youth program in 1968. The name stands for “Rotary in Action” as Rotaract Clubs are an integral part of Rotary International. Rotaract focuses on youngpeople between the ages of 18 and 30, helping them to develop leadership skills to be used professionally, in their communities, and worldwide.
“I joined the Rotaract because I wanted to develop myself from both organizational ability and leadership . . .” . –
Kadek Putri Gyani: President of Rotaract Bali Ubud
What do Rotaractors do? They meet on a regular basis to for service project work, social events or professional/leadership development workshops.
“I wanted to develop myself from both organizational ability and leadership in the hope of receiving guidance from experienced and capable seniors in the Rotaract.” – I DeweGedeBismaMahendra: International Service Director of Rotaract Bali Ubud
Rotaract connects both locally and internationally.
“I hope in the pandemic, the Rotaract can always deliver positive/role mode things to young people who always want to open their hands to help society as it does and create a profitable project for everyone.” – I Wayan Andi: Community Service Director of Rotaract Bali Ubud
Rotaract designates special days for service project work in the community.
Rotaract Bali Ubud is a “Rotaract that helps a lot of people.” Ni Kadek Anggariyani: Community Service Director of Rotaract Bali Ubud
Why would anyone join Rotaract?
”. . . Rotaract . . . rears its vision and mission and helps, educating, learning from one another, whether senior or junior like a familyand.”. . .always inspire young Indonesians..” – Gusti Ayu Indah Sari: Professional Development Director of Rotaract Bali Ubud
What Rotaract projects were underway in the Ubud region before Covid-19 restrictions were enacted?
“English for Kids and Fun Activities” was a popular program that met every Friday in Sukawati. The children enthusiastically sang, played and learned English together. Their knowledge of English will help them secure better jobs in the future.
Rotaract Bali Ubud supported a field study of some students from Gajah Mada University. The students held a health care campaign for the local childrentheir project in DesaBukian,Payangan,Gianyar. Together, we distributed toothbrushes and toothpaste to over 100 children, provided blood glucose test strips and also provided ABATE for dengue protection.
Rotaract Bali Ubud went to Munduk to educate children about earth sciences and biology. We also work to encourage literacy. Many of these children live in extremely rural areas and are seldom exposed to books, reading skills or how to preserve nature. The owner of Puri Lumbung Cottage, where we gather once a month, has agreed to provide a library for this project. The aim is to get the children to frequent the library and read books.
Rotaract Bali Ubud also sharedinformation and met with internationalRotaract Clubs to learn about other cultures and to introduce them to Balinese culture, food and places.
What are the personal benefits of being a Rotaract?Rotaractors can :
- Learn how to motivate, influence and lead other people. In other words, Rotaract helps you find YOUR voice.
- Continuation of their education. You have an opportunity to research projects, assess critical community needs, strategize and develop plans, create and manage teams of people, manage resources, raise funds and celebrate your achievements.
- Automatically have global connections. You can attend any Rotary meeting anywhere in the world. Did you know that there are more Rotary Clubs worldwide than there are McDonald’s?
- Have access to professional networks. Those networks will recognize your work in community service.
- Have the opportunity to do something meaningful for someone else and that, itself, is a rich reward.
- Exercise the opportunity to enjoy the spirit of giving and ethical behavior.
- Register and attend any Rotary or Rotaract conference worldwide.
- Join youth exchange programs and travel worldwide when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
“I met a lot of friends from different backgrounds and also different counters. So we can reason and make myselves more open-minded.” – Kadek Putri Gyani: President of Rotaract Bali Ubud
“Because Rotaract is a vessel for young people for self-development, leadership, and also adds connections to community and team as well as knowledge in social and coaching areas.I hope in the pandemic, the Rotaract can always deliver positive/role mode things to young people who always want to open their hands to help society as it does and create a profitable project for everyone.” – I Wayan Andi: Community Service Director of Rotaract Bali Ubud.
If you would like to join this dynamic group of people who love Bali and work to help the people who live here, information to do so can be found at rotarybaliubudsunset.org/how-to-become-an-rcbus-member/.
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