Introduction to my vision as District 2452 Governor for RY 2018-2019.
Rotary has grown in ways we could not have imagined since its formation year 1905 and during turbulent political, economical and social times around the world - the impact of Rotarians, people of Action along with our organization's mission and strategy is more important than ever.
Currently, over 264 million children around the world lack access to a quality civic education. This is a major contributor to the cycle of extreme poverty and lack for positive peace, the social peace.
During RY 2018-2019 "Civic Education and Peacebuilding" is the District 2452 instrumental Area of Focus. It is a customized AOF for our District merging two AOF of the Rotary Foundation "Education" and "Peace".
The main goal of the District AOF is to train teachers with the Rotary Core of Values -Leadership, Diversity, Service, Fellowship and Integrity- in pilot schools chosen by a group of Clubs in each of the nine countries of D. 2452. Thus this District project is also Clubs' teamwork.
Financing these projects goes through Global and District Grants.
We need the commitment and engagement with passion of Rotary Clubs in District 2452 and the support of Clubs and Districts around the world to help fund Global Grants Partnership for Civic Education’s replenishment — and it was clear from meetings and gatherings that some countries are eager to support in that direction.
- We will be announcing more information in November 2017 just after the Brainstorming Retreat #2.
- Michel P. JAZZAR
- DG 2018-2019