A Sustainable Community Service Project Initiative
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PURPOSE OF PROJECT
The District Rotaract Project for 2019-2020 is designed to reinforce the theme “Impact through Unity”, fostering stronger bonds among Rotaract Clubs across the District while making meaningful and sustainable impact in underserved communities and groups.
Each region, through this sustainable project initiative, will encourage Rotaractors to build bonds where they do not exist, as well as further strengthen those that have already been established. Alongside this bond building, clubs will be encouraged to build relationships with non-government organizations seeking sponsorship or partnership and media coverage for the project they will execute. Inviting these entities to partner with clubs will allow them to make a greater impact through their selected project and build brand Rotaract.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
1. To create stronger partnerships/ alliances among clubs in Rotaract District 7020.
2. Through the partnerships forged, Rotaractors will execute a community service project that is sustainable and impactful.
3. To develop sustainable community service projects across the District.
4. To teach Rotaractors across the District about the importance of community involvement by executing at least one sustainable community service project.
5. To develop signature project (s) between clubs so that they can revisit together in the long-run.
Rotaract clubs across the District will partner with each other to serve a demography of choice: TEENS, ELEDERLY, ADULTS (young) and MOTHERS. The demography selected can either be from one community or more than one community. Together, everyone achieves more- as such, it is the desire of this year’s Rotaract District Team to see clubs unite and create sustainable impact through service. Working as a team provides numerous benefits including but not limited to- fostering creativity and learning, blending complementary strengths, building trust, teaching conflict resolution skills, promoting a wider sense of belonging and encouraging healthy risk taking. This project is designed to assist clubs and their members to take advantage of these benefits, perfecting the existing ones, developing new ones and throughout the process, forge stronger bonds in the Rotary family.
In selecting the demography to be served, the community service directors along with their presidents will form a ‘Region team’ – each representative from the team will be the point person through which project ideas from the clubs will be presented. The final decision for selection should be made by the ‘Region team’ which will assess where the need is greatest.
The community service project selected should be a sustainable one. Sustainable project creates lasting impact in communities or with groups. According to Rotary International, sustainability involves “getting away from the charity model, where we give things away, and getting into the opportunity model, where we empower
people to carve their own paths out of poverty.” One of the first steps that a Rotaract club should take to make projects more sustainable is to involve the community or group within a community they want to help. They should talk to the people that live in the community, in this particular case, belong to the particular demography group and find out their priorities. Rotary International challenges us to determine if what we are offering matter to the underserved. If not, go back to the drawing board and develop something that will matter.” Read more about sustainable projects at https://rotary.org/en/sustainability-happens-when-you-learn-what-really-matters-community.
Project TEAM will address needs of a group of Teen, Elderly, Adults (young) and Mothers in a community or otherwise across the District. Clubs will execute a project that focuses on a different demographic group. It is the clubs’ responsibility to identify the need of the specific group and work together to satisfy it.
Having multiple clubs in each region execute the project together builds comrade among the clubs and enables a greater impact on the demography through joint resources.
|Elderly||60 years and up|
|Adults (young)||18-30 years|
|Mothers||A person that is currently raising a child (biological or not) and falls into any appropriate age category.|
1. Partner with at least ONE other club in your region (club listing in located in the resource pack)
2. If a club happens to be the only active Rotaract club in the region, they are expected to execute Project TEAM on their own and or ask to partner with their sponsor club.
3. Keeping the Rotary’s six areas of focus in mind, conduct a needs assessment (see template attached) for at least ONE of the following demography: teens, elderly, adults (young) and mothers. This will determine which demography group has the greater need and would benefit from the project’s sustainable impact.
4. After conducting needs assessment, execute ONE sustainable community service project based on the information garnered from the needs assessment.
5. The needs assessment must be submitted with the Quarter 1 report. N.B. Clubs are encouraged to, as best as possible maintain project ideas submitted.
1. Regions are expected to partner with a Non-Government organization to execute their service projects. Partnering with NGO’s should enable teams to have a greater impact by increasing their resources.
2. Each club is to complete the Club Review Rating Form provided, to rate their Rotaract partner clubs’ level of participation projects executed.
3. Regions are to host a fellowship activity/Event for all clubs involve in planning the project to attend. You are encouraged to host a fellowship activity in quarter 2 as we believe this will assist in fostering
bonds among Rotaractors. Make an effort to know the people with whom you share common philanthropic interests!