#IAmRotaract

In Celebration of the world Rotaract week, RACSLIIT organized a series of projects to celebrate Rotaract and inspire the future! Project #IAMRotaract was carried out from 11th to 17th of March 2019.

I am Rotaract PR campaign was organized with the aim of sharing the youth and general public with what inspired our fellow Rotaractors to join Rotaract and serve the community. Throughout the World Rotaract week, the stories of our fellow Rotaractors were shared through our social media to inspire the youth and spread awareness about Rotaract among the community.

👉🏼What is Rotaract

Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.

In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities like ours.

👉🏼Purpose of Rotaract

The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

👉🏼Goals of Rotaract Clubs: 

🔹To develop professional and leadership skills
🔹To emphasize respect for the rights of others, and to promote ethical standards and the dignity of all useful occupations
🔹To provide opportunities for young people to address the needs and concerns of the community and our world
🔹To provide opportunities for working in cooperation with sponsoring Rotary clubs
🔹To motivate young people for eventual membership in Rotary.

DRR 2019/20 Rtr. pp Krishan Balaji, IPP of RAC SLIIT Rtr. Vinura Ganegoda, Guide Club Director Rtr. Nipun Peiris and many other SLIIT Rotaractors joined hands with this project to share their Rotaract experience with others.

1. DRR 2019/20 Rtr. pp Krishan Balaji53839912_2229001310493455_5498075691029102592_n

Rotaract is a unique global youth movement strengthened by a diverse group of individuals who together are leading communities as young change-makers.
Rotaract has provided me with opportunities, experiences and friendships which have helped me to grow and develop myself to be a better human being.
I strongly believe that our greatest strength lies in our distinct and unique personalities that collectively has the power and will to shape the world and our futures for we are far more powerful than we believe ourselves to be.💜

2. Rtr. Nipun Peiris53736379_2226578240735762_2941914256863395840_n

When I first joined Rotaract, I never knew that Rotaract will benefit me in such an exemplary way nor did I know that Rotaract would be such an important part in my life.
My main focus of joining Rotaract was driven based on the passion and love that I had for community service and knew that Rotaract is one such platform to perform those valuable projects. But as days passed, I realized that it’s not only about community service, but about a wide variety of options that will benefit not only the community, but you as an individual too.
There is so much that someone could gain and earn from Rotaract. Involvement in a number of different and unique initiatives, personal development, fellowship and values are few of those. The daily experiences that one gets through involvement is massive. It’s safe to say that Rotaract will groom you whilst giving so many memories to take back and cherish for lifetime.
For me, it’s one of the greatest things that happened to me so far and is one of my best positive distractions without a doubt. So it is time for you to embrace this amazing movement, if you have not joined yet and if you have already joined, then it’s time to experience and cherish it in every way possible.💜

3. Rtr. Vinura Ganegoda54386810_2223686244358295_653169405080895488_n

There is a quote by John Quincy Adams that reads “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
Everyone in Rotaract has inspired me to dream about a more positive future, learn how to make that dream a reality, and take action to affect positive change. Joining Rotaract is one of the best decisions I have ever made.💜

4. Rtr. Sethil Muhandiram54519311_2222588501134736_461727972370415616_n

The Reason for me to join with rotaract? Well Rotaract is a global organization which mainly focuses on the betterment of the communities and societies and we come in handy when the service arises. Working with a non profit organization which is basically a working as a professional volunteer brings your best out from your life to serve without creeds or cultural collisions. Rotaract will give you the best memories and life long experiences which an ordinary human wont get during his time. The joy of being a Rotaractor is something you can’t buy for anything.💜

5. Rtr. Afridi Junaideen53732597_2225109574215962_5183935731390742528_n

What inspired me to join the Rotaract Club?
As a person who loves to serve the society, I always search for ways, that I could contribute something from my end, for the betterment of the society.
In that way, I discovered Rotaract Club as a standout amongst the best choices to serve the society, because it brings us a lot of opportunities to help and serve the society we live in.
Rotaract club truly makes us feel like, we are a part of the society and it encourages us to know, love and serve our society in various perspectives. Rotaract Clubs also open up, numerous opportunities like meeting new people, making friends, networking and professional development. For some people Rotaract club even helps to find their true purpose of life.
It’s really a wonderful feeling to be a Rotaractor and I can say I’m a proud Rotaractor of the Rotarct Club of SLIIT.💜

6. Rtr. Senuri HettiarachchiWhy, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. (1)

As a person who is keen on making new memories ,helping people and taking responsibilities , Rotaract SLIIT has been a great place for opportunities for young kids like us.The purpose of Rotaract is to provide a good space for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service. It helps to emphasize respect for the rights of others, and to promote ethical standards and the dignity of all useful occupations. And  to provide opportunities for young people to address the needs and concerns of the community and the world.

Rotaract has been my second home since the day I joined. It’s proud to be a Rotaractor and specially to be a part of this amazing family of Rotaract SLIIT. 💜

Written by-

Rtr. Duleesha Waidyarathne,

Vice-president 2018-19

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