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  • Make a difference to their school, their community and the world How does this fit in with the other age groups in Rotary?
  • You can see it is the starting point for future Rotarians with two more stages in Interact and Rotaract before Rotary for real.
  • To the school : It gives a stronger purpose to the existing citizenship programme in the current curriculum To the pupils : It builds self esteem and confidence at a time where children’s psychological development means they are becoming aware of themselves as individuals and different from their peers They also learn project team and leadership skills. To the community: Raised community awareness of completed projects and increased community responsibility and ownership
  • It takes time to establish the links There are benefits to teachers as it is supporting them to achieve their Citizenship targets. However it is unlikely to involve all the children. All this work has its foundation in the RotaKids promise
  • A presentation was done to a number of Head Teachers who had expressed interest. They all like the idea but only one for a variety of different reasons said “Yes . We’ll go for it” Tarves School in the catchment area of our Rotary club. 16 members, 50% of P6 & 7 classes School KO Sept 2009. Time spent by Rotarians from Meldrum with the group establishing the meaning of the Promise Club “chartered” March 2010. They took their promise with their hands on a wooden Rotary wheel Sponsoring Rotary Club: Oldmeldrum
  • The main thing here that needs explanation is the last point; School policies can include: disclosure, H&S, parental permission for any projects out with school time, taking of photos,
  • The following are ones we have done . There could be many more different ones
  • Tarves RotaKids wear purple Hiar to show they care. They colected at their end of term church service for Polio Plus. They also explained as part of the service what Rotary was trying to achieve across the world -- the elimination of Polio
  • RotaKids run Easter bonnet parade and competition at Oldmeldrum Rotary Easter Egg Hunt. Wrote letters for prize sponsorship and thankyous, made posters, made bonnets and helped on the day
  • The litter pick up is able to happen because of a DSG to purchase the equipment. The impact of receiving letters was discussed with RotaKids. A letter from a local business was then handed to one of the RotaKid who has ADHD amongst other problems. The letter was advising him they were donating some prize money for the easter Bonnets. He could not believe some one had actually written to him.
  • Good afternoon, Youth Exchange is a programme organised globally by RI Operated by district where I as the District Officer assist you at the Clubs in finding matching young people to come here to experience our culture of Scotland. 09/05/10
  • The emphasis is to ensure the person selected matches the goals shown above. 09/05/10
  • So what is Youth Exchange? The programme assist you as Clubs in meeting your goals to community service and as you will see from RI’s slogan for this year assist in Building Communities both at home and abroad. 09/05/10
  • The fundamental benefits of the programme are shown here: Visiting and experiencing another nation’s culture first hand and making friendships which have the potential of lasting a lifetime. It also has the potential of enabling you as Clubs to establish long term links with a Club in another country. 09/05/10
  • This is a programme which encapsulate all what I believe Rotary is about – the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service 09/05/10
  • Whilst exchanges are on an individual basis a number of other district host international camp for many young people as shown in this slide. 09/05/10
  • This programme best suits a young person who wishes to experience an academic year abroad and would be expected to attend classes in their host country. Equally should a club send a student on this programme, then they would be expected to host a similar return to us. The student’s family would be a key part of this exchange. 09/05/10
  • This is like work experience and is short term rather than long term programme. Again the involvement of local clubs is essential 09/05/10
  • These are the guidelines for selecting a suitable person for YE programmes 09/05/10
  • Now to how it operates: 09/05/10
  • Suggested club committee structure to ensure successful engagement in the programme. 09/05/10
  • So consider being involved Help district in taking this programme forward Get out to the schools, universities youth organisation and help to identify and select students for this programme 09/05/10
  • Like any Rotary programme there are many resources to ensure you can make the decisions My job is to assist you and the students in being involved. 09/05/10
  • I look forward to working with you all and am happy to come and speak to your club on Youth Exchange. 09/05/10
  • Foundation Grants for Service Projects

    1. 1. Assembly presentations will be available at Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    2. 2. Foundation grants for service projects
    3. 3. 36 clubs over the last 3 years – why not your club? <ul><li>Foundation is Rotary in action as an international humanitarian aid and education organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Everything it does starts with a club </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation is a support mechanism for your club’s service projects </li></ul><ul><li>36 clubs have benefited from Foundation grants over the last three years </li></ul>
    4. 4. Foundation in a nutshell <ul><li>Essentially Foundation is a mutual fund mechanism for channelling funds donated by all clubs towards club service projects </li></ul><ul><li>It assists clubs in implementing service projects which require funds beyond their own resources </li></ul><ul><li>Projects must involve Rotarians in service and focus on a humanitarian issue </li></ul>
    5. 5. What can be funded with grants <ul><li>What grants can fund (not a complete list) </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment, materials and training for health and education </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure – water, sanitation </li></ul><ul><li>Educational projects </li></ul><ul><li>Disability aids </li></ul><ul><li>Days out, respite, home support </li></ul><ul><li>Amenity improvements (but the humanitarian purpose and beneficiary group need to be clear) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Types of grants <ul><li>Matching grants </li></ul><ul><li>District simplified grants </li></ul>
    7. 7. Matching grants <ul><li>international projects involving a partner club in the ‘host’ country </li></ul>
    8. 8. Matching Grants 2009 Cupar Nepal Water infrastructure Blairgowrie India Limb camp project Dunfermline Rawalpindi Equipment for a health centre Elgin an others Nepal Water supply Dundee Sri Lanka Artificial limbs Auchterarder S Africa School computer equipment and furniture Montrose Kenya Library equipment for Nyumbani St Andrews Kilrymont Cameroun Water harvesting for a school Aberdeen Kenya Child mortality – training Aberdeen Deeside Uganda Water harvesting at a health centre Total project value: $¼m
    9. 9. Blairgowrie - Calcutta <ul><li>Low cost artificial limb fitting (‘Jaipur’ limbs) – centres in West Bengal and Bihar </li></ul>
    10. 10. Elgin - Nepal <ul><li>Project to bring clean water and sanitation to remote villages – location Nepane </li></ul>
    11. 11. Dundee – Sri Lanka <ul><li>Fitting artificial limbs from a centre in Kandy </li></ul>
    12. 12. St Andrews Kilrymont - Cameroun <ul><li>Provision of a borehole and natural sewage treatment for the Mandoula Primary School and village </li></ul>
    13. 13. Aberdeen - Nairobi <ul><li>Training and equipment for improved neo-natal care </li></ul>
    14. 14. Montrose – Nyumbani project <ul><li>Fitting out and computer equipment for the education centre at the Nyumbani village orphanage </li></ul>
    15. 15. Auchterarder – South Africa <ul><li>Computer equipment for the Kwasa education centre at Daggafontein </li></ul>
    16. 16. District simplified grant projects <ul><li>smaller grants </li></ul><ul><li>may be local or international </li></ul><ul><li>do not require partner club </li></ul>
    17. 17. Oldmeldrum Rotakids <ul><li>Equipment for Rotakids to help clean up a local park </li></ul>
    18. 18. Dundee <ul><li>Assistance towards the cost of providing horse riding for disable people at the Brae riding Centre </li></ul>
    19. 19. Kirkcaldy <ul><li>Library equipment for a school for the blind and partially sited in Arusha, Tanzaniain </li></ul>
    20. 20. North Fife <ul><li>Clean water using a roof water harvesting system for a school in Kigali, Rwanda </li></ul>
    21. 21. Dundee <ul><li>Home starter packs made up from recycled furniture and household items </li></ul>
    22. 22. Young carers – Forres and Fife <ul><li>Giving a break to young people who care for their families </li></ul>
    23. 23. West Fife <ul><li>Sensory garden in Valleyfield </li></ul>Earlier sensory garden project in Perth
    24. 25. Anne Forster RC of Oldmeldrum
    25. 26. What is Rota Kids ? <ul><ul><li>The youngest section of Rotary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who? Children of Primary school age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aims? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To introduce Rotary ideals of service to the children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To help them “Make a Difference” </li></ul></ul>
    26. 27. The Rotary Family <ul><li>Rotary – Age 30+ </li></ul>Rotaract – Age 18 - 30 RotaKids – Age 8 - 12 Interact - Age 12 - 18
    27. 28. What are the benefits of Rota Kids ? <ul><ul><li>To the school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To the pupils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To the community </li></ul></ul>
    28. 29. Establishing a Rota Kids Club <ul><ul><li>Needs commitment from the school and the participating teachers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers need to contribute ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Rotary Club will follow the staff's lead and provide support.   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RotaKids will be involved in choosing projects </li></ul></ul>
    29. 30. The Rota Kids Pledge <ul><li>As a RotaKid, I promise: </li></ul><ul><li>         To be fair to all </li></ul><ul><li>         To serve my community </li></ul><ul><li>         To show respect for others </li></ul>
    30. 31. Tarves Rota Kids <ul><ul><li>Concept floated 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tarves Primary School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 members, 50% of P6 & 7 classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School KO Sept 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Club “chartered” March 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsoring Rotary Club: Oldmeldrum </li></ul></ul>
    31. 32. Responsibilities (Rotary) <ul><ul><li>Oversee the establishment of the new club. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in events and club meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial support is at the discretion of the local Rotary Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comply with school policies </li></ul></ul>
    32. 33. Potential Projects
    33. 34. Tarves RotaKids wear purple hair to show they care
    34. 35. RotaKids run Easter bonnet parade and competition at Oldmeldrum Rotary Easter Egg Hunt
    35. 36. Still to happen <ul><li>Local heritage video </li></ul><ul><li>Litter pick up </li></ul><ul><li>Tesco school vouchers </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you letters </li></ul>
    36. 37. Interact Rotary District 1010
    37. 38. <ul><li>Interact is Rotary for 12 – 18 years olds </li></ul><ul><li>Interact Clubs are school-based or community-based </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs are sponsored by a Rotary Club and are self-governing </li></ul><ul><li>Members undertake two projects per year, one local and one international </li></ul>
    38. 39. <ul><li>10,700 Clubs in over 100 countries with over 200,000 young people involved </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity for young people to contribute to our goals of service, international understanding and fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>“ Serious fun” </li></ul>
    39. 40. <ul><li>New Generations: 5 th Avenue of Service </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Rotary's core mission to enhance life opportunities for young people </li></ul><ul><li>Helps develop the Rotarians of the future </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for Rotarians to give active enjoyable service </li></ul><ul><li>Brings Rotary closer to communities </li></ul>
    40. 41. <ul><li>To demonstrate citizenship – and to make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>To gain leadership, project management and teamwork skills </li></ul><ul><li>To learn vocational skills </li></ul><ul><li>…… all of which help them to progress to a job or further/higher education </li></ul><ul><li>To learn more about the world </li></ul><ul><li>To make new friends and have fun </li></ul>
    41. 42. <ul><li>9 new Interact clubs formed! </li></ul><ul><li>14 active Interact Clubs in District 1010 </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of fantastic local and international service projects </li></ul><ul><li>Scope for a district Interact Rally in 2010 </li></ul>
    42. 43. <ul><li>Identify a small group of Rotarians as a support group </li></ul><ul><li>Secure interest from a school </li></ul><ul><li>Present to target audience of pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Form interest group of pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Oversee election of officers </li></ul><ul><li>Support Club to get started with projects </li></ul><ul><li>Complete paperwork </li></ul><ul><li>Hold inaugural ceremony </li></ul>
    43. 44. <ul><li>Publicise success </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage involvement of younger members </li></ul><ul><li>Hold AGM and elect officers before end of school year </li></ul><ul><li>Request opportunity to present at assemblies before end of school year </li></ul><ul><li>… .. If all else fails start again in new school year </li></ul>
    44. 45. <ul><li>Janet Lowe </li></ul><ul><li>District Interact Officer </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    45. 46. Youth Exchange Officer Presentation Bill Wheeler Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    46. 47. <ul><li>Provides young people with the opportunity to experience cultures other than their own </li></ul><ul><li>Gives participants a broader view of the world and a deeper understanding of themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Develops leadership and communication skills in youth </li></ul><ul><li>Advances international understanding and world peace </li></ul>Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    47. 48. <ul><li>Youth Exchange is one of Rotary International’s structured programs : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to help clubs and districts achieve their service goals in their own communities and in communities abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fostering fellowship and goodwill in the process. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The programs within YE are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The long-term Youth Exchange program is an exchange program for secondary school students. </li></ul></ul>Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    48. 49. Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North <ul><li>Youth Exchange allows students to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet people from other countries and experience their culture firsthand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain a better understanding of the basic needs we all share and the diversity that makes each culture unique </li></ul></ul>
    49. 50. <ul><li>More than 8,000 students have participate each year in over 60 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>86% of all Rotary districts participate in the Youth Exchange program. </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Youth Exchange is an affordable exchange program. </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Youth Exchange is open to the children or Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike </li></ul>Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    50. 51. <ul><li>Students travel to other countries to learn about the culture and the language as well as act as a cultural ambassador for their own country. </li></ul>Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    51. 52. Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North A long-term exchange lasts for an academic year. Students stay with 2-3 host families and are required to attend school in their host country.
    52. 53. <ul><li>New Generations Exchanges are </li></ul><ul><li>Short-term exchanges within Rotary’s Youth Exchange program </li></ul><ul><li>For people between the ages of 18 and 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Bridges the gap between the Youth Exchange program and the programs of The Rotary Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Often includes a vocational and or educational element </li></ul>Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    53. 54. <ul><li>Eligible students for the long-term program </li></ul><ul><li>must be: </li></ul><ul><li>Between the ages of 15 and 19 </li></ul><ul><li>At secondary school or equivalent academic level </li></ul><ul><li>Above-average academically </li></ul><ul><li>Socially ready to handle living abroad for an extended period </li></ul>Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    54. 55. <ul><li>Club committees recruit, screen, and select students and host families for participation in the programme. </li></ul><ul><li>District YE officers work with other districts within RIBI and RI to select individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary International produces a list of district Youth Exchange chairs quarterly to help communication with one another. </li></ul>Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    55. 56. <ul><li>The club Youth Exchange committee chair, appointed by the club president, is responsible for all aspects of the club’s Youth Exchange program. Suggested positions for the club committee include: </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inbound, Outbound and Host family activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Club counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Public relations coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Youth protection officer </li></ul>Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    56. 57. <ul><li>Get involved with Youth Exchange by </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting a student, for an afternoon activity, club meeting, or project </li></ul><ul><li>Chaperoning exchange student orientations or tours </li></ul><ul><li>Serving on the club committee </li></ul><ul><li>Working with your district committee </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the program in local schools and to students you know </li></ul>Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    57. 58. <ul><li>The following resources are available on the RI Web site: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Exchange section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Exchange Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primer for Exchange Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Exchange staff e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotary E-Learning Center </li></ul></ul>Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North
    58. 59. <ul><li>District Youth Exchange Officer: </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Wheeler </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 01786 474535 </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>Any Questions </li></ul>Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North