“We build incinerators in schools and health centres, with the first one being constructed at Shimon Core Primary Teachers’ College, before rolling it across the country. This is in addition to menstrual hygiene lessons," Amina Nasaazi, district Rotaract representative, said.
PIC: Holding the board from the left in a suit is Keneth Mugisha the Rotary district governor District 9211, Amina Nasaazi (in green dress), the district Rotaract representative District 9211 with others looking on during 50 years celebrations. (Credit: Agnes Nantambi)
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KAMPALA - Young Rotarians, commonly known as Rotaracters, have pledged to construct 50 incinerators in different schools and health centers within Uganda and Tanzania as part of the activities to celebrate 50 years of existence.
Amina Nasaazi, the district Rotaract representative District 9211 comprising Uganda and Tanzania, said as the youth, they were celebrating what the former Rotaracters did and what they have been able to add.
“Since we have been able to make a difference in communities through medical camps, building schools, giving scholastic materials and building hospitals, we also needed to celebrate this,” she explained.
During the ceremony, Nassaazi said as they celebrate 50 years, they needed to reflect on what others did and what other things should be done in the next 50 years.
She explained that the organisation was currently focusing on a yarn for a girl child campaign, which aims at fundraising to train young girls in menstrual hygiene.
“We build incinerators in schools and health centres, with the first one being constructed at Shimon Core Primary Teachers’ College, before rolling it across the country. This is in addition to menstrual hygiene lessons, “she said.
Wagwa Nsibirwa, the former executive director Uganda Coffee Development Authority, also a Rotarian from Rotary club of Kampala north, applauded the Rotaracters for their achievement and good work in communities.
“We have seen tremendous growth of Rotaracters and the service you have rendered to communities. As you transit into Rotary, we encourage you to continue with service, network and being human,” Nsibirwa said.
She counselled that they should stick to the core values and avoid selfishness, but think of serving with no expectations.
Keneth Mugisha, the Rotary district governor, advised Rotaracters to live by example since they are the upcoming governors, who would transform Rotary.
Ronald Kawadwa, the guest speaker, advised the Rotaracters to think beyond the box, saying a dream without actuality is no dream.