The Sunday Mail
VISITING Rotary International District governor Mr Chisambwe Katengo has urged local Rotarians to continue working hard in providing humanitarian services to improve the lives of people in various communities.
The governor, who is from Zambia, has been in the country since Wednesday.
Addressing members in Harare, Mr Katengo said, “As Rotarians, we should be proactive so that we increase our reach by growing and diversifying membership and participation.
“Our club members should develop a participant-centred approach to deliver value, offer new opportunities for personal and professional connection and to provide leadership development and skills training.”
Mr Katengo, who will be holding the governorship office for one year up to 2020, oversees Rotarians in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Northern Mozambique and Zambia.
He said members should build a culture of research in order to improve their abilities. “Rotarians should have a culture of research and innovation. They should be willing to take risks, streamline governance, structure and processes,” he said.
Rotary Club of Highlands president Mr Gilbert Munjoro said their club is involved in different projects aimed at helping members of the society.
“We donated books to some rural schools in Hwedza, Magaya in Guruve and Chawagona in Featherstone,” he said.
“The Club also donated medical books to four nurse training institutions around Zimbabwe, these include Bonda Mission Hospital in Manicaland Province, Mt. St Mary’s Mission in Hwedza and Kwekwe District Hospital.
“We also have an ongoing water and sanitation project. We have also completed construction of classroom blocks and teachers’ houses at Musingwa Primary School in Muzarabani, in partnership with World Vision,” he said.
Rotary clubs bring business and professional leaders together in order to provide humanitarian services and to advance goodwill and peace in their respective communities.
Zimbabwe has 28 rotary clubs and 603 Rotarians.