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Fellow Rotarians,
 
This past January I had the privilege of going to St. Marc, Haiti with members of the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown. We were visiting several schools which are sponsored by Rotarians, and also doing a service project. At the high school we visited was a young man who had been chosen as our tour guide for the visit. His was an inspirational story. For four years he was unable to come up with the tuition to finish school. As such, he had to drop out of school each year. Now, at age 22, he was finally is his last year of eligibility. In talking with him, we found out that he wants to pursue a Science degree in Biology in the States. After completion, he intends to return to Haiti to help his fellow countrymen. Unfortunately, he was still $250 short on this year’s tuition and this is his final year of eligibility.
 
That evening at dinner, we Rotarians discussed his situation. The next morning, people quietly contributed enough money not only to pay for the young man’s tuition, but enough excess was donated to help pay for meals at the nearby grade school, where the poorest of the poor attend. And whose only meal that day might be the one they ate at school.
 
How is this incident related to this month’s theme? Haiti has the lowest per capita income in the western world. The level of poverty we saw there was astonishing.
 
We Rotarians, through little acts of kindness, bring peace to some part of the world. Whether it is providing glasses to people in Ethiopia, clean water in Honduras, polio vaccinations in India, medical care in the Dominican Republic, or education in Haiti, we have provided a small sense of peace. Which is what we do!
 
There are so many opportunities to do good in the world, and I encourage you and your club to find a need, and fill it. Find a hurt and sooth it. Be a gift to the World!
 
Yours In Rotary Service, 
John G. Kramb, DG 2015-16
 
 
The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are working together to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis and are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands. The partnership aims to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term productive relationships between Rotarians and skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities.

Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. Graduates work with their Rotary club sponsors on a related project to benefit their local community. The application deadline is 15 June. For more information, review the application toolkit and scholarship terms and conditions.

If you have questions, please contact [email protected].
 

 
 
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