RCZC – develops the leaders of our future PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 February 2011 00:00

Contrary to the general public impression that Rotary Clubs all over the world is a social group of “rich” people who loves to party and be seen in social pages of newspaper. Most of them actually prefer to work in the background and make a difference in the communities they serve as guided by their motto “Service Above Self”.

Rotary Club is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. The club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, eradicate polio, and now TB or tuberculosis.

Multi-awardee and 63 year old Rotary Club of Zamboanga City (RCZC) often referred to as the Mother Club of Rotary Clubs in this city is one of the most admired Rotary Club in this region. It has conducted numerous and laudable projects and programs, and one of them are the development of the youth leaders.

Rotary Youth Programs allow participants to discover more about themselves and the world by participating in community projects, leadership training, or cultural exchanges. Young people also learn about the principles of ethics, service, and fellowship that Rotarians exemplify.

Last December of 2010, RCZC conducted the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) at Silsilah Center with Rotarian Louie Gonzaga from the Rotary Club of bacolod North as the main facilitator. Around 25 youth leaders from this city participated.

RYLA taught them leadership, citizenship, and personal growth. It demonstrated Rotary's respect and concern for the youth, provided an effective training leadership experience, encouraged the youth to be leaders among their peers, and recognized young people who have exemplary rendered public services. 


"Do not let anyone treat you as if you are unimportant because you are young. Instead, be an example to the believers with your words, your actions, your love, your faith, and your pure life." (1 Timothy 4:12)

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