Last updateFri, 22 Aug 2014 3pm

Ajijic Rotary sponsors ‘Interact’ club at local school

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ajijic, and under the guidance of faculty advisor and Assistant Director for Student Life Alejandra García Franco, 14 enthusiastic students of the Instituto Internacional have started a Rotary Interact club and are looking forward to their inaugural ceremony which will be held at the school in September.

An Interact club is a service club designed for young people aged 12 to 18 to learn to work together helping others in their community and across the globe while having fun and learning about the world. Interact clubs are self-governing, based in secondary schools or colleges. The club will organize at least two service projects each year: one will benefit the local community and one that benefits international understanding. These service projects niche well with the model United Nations project that is underway at the lakeside school for grades 7 through 12. Every Interact club project, great or small, has a lasting impact on society worldwide.

Rotary Interact has a membership of over 250,000 youth in more than 11,000 clubs. These clubs for young people are one of Rotary’s fastest growing programs. It encourages service among youth, fosters their active interest in their own communities, and offers opportunities for them to develop as leaders.

Interact is a combination of the words international and action. With clubs in over 120 countries and geographical areas, Interact is truly an international phenomenon. Brazil, India, the Philippines, and the United States boast the highest number of Interact clubs.