Monday, 3 July 2017

Students Rise to the Rotary Challenge

Young people are not only the leaders of tomorrow, they  are effecting positive change right now! We are constantly impressed by the children and youth that support local causes, including The One Person Project. 

Brenda Lowe thanks the students for raising funds and awareness for orphans in Kahama, Tanzania.

The $100 Challenge is a Summerland Rotary Club initiative for Summerland Secondary School Leadership class students. Each group of students was given $100, and worked with a Rotary mentor to grow the funds and donate them to a charity of their choosing. Brenda and other organization recipients were invited to a thank you dinner that Summerland Rotary put on for the student groups. Each organization had the opportunity to outline their activities to the audience. 
Rotary Mentor Mirjana Komljenovic with
(L to R) Lovlesh Anand, Jacob Acheson, Carter Tower,
Andrew Park, Dylan Kole and Gurshan Saran.

The team of six decided on a Samosa fundraiser, which proved to be very popular - raising an amazing $1,447.00.  

The funds will be used to enrich the lives of children 
at the Muvuma Orphanage in Kahama, Tanzania. 

 The team and volunteers made over 30 dozen samosas 
 Gurshan and his mom, Balbir Saran brought their skills, 
and delicious family recipe. 

 Gurshan was an incredibly patient tutor!

A sincere thank you to the six young men who worked long hours in a hot kitchen, to Balbir, and to the committee members who helped out. 

And a huge thank you to Mirjana and the Summerland Rotary Club for providing youth with the tools to be agents of change in our community.   
You can find out more about young people making a difference for Kahama in these previous posts. 

Visit our facebook page for more photos and stories.

Contact us to find out how to sponsor the orphanage, volunteer or to make a donation. You can also donate online. 

Asante Sana - Thank You! 

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