The Rotaract Club of Lilongwe has a new president and she is Isabel Kumwembe, who has taken over from DomincMaganda.
Kumwembe was inducted on Saturday when the Club celebrated the end of its second year of service in the capital city.
During the ceremony, a newboard of directors for the Club was also inducted.
Faith Munthali is Director of Club Services, Maya Tembo is Director of Professional Development, Tadala Hamisi is Director of International Relations, Timothy Ntilosanje is Director of Public Relations, Magdalene is Director of Fundraising, Felix Tsokonombwe is the Treasurer and Vanessa Chikafa is Director of Community Services.
The new president, board of directors and members of the Rotaract Club of Lilongwe have since pledged to create high impact service projects and activities to positively impact their community and beyond.
According to Kumwembe, an activist and Global Health Corps employee, her vision for this year is to execute, collaborate and deliver.
“The social sector today has seen a rise in philanthropic endeavors, using a mission based approaches to benefit society largely through charitable giving.
“The government alone cannot tackle all prevailing societal challenges and these organizations exist to ensure the maintenance of societal stability, there is a lot to be done,” she observed.
The Rotaract Club of Lilongwe is one of the many existing social sector organizations aimed at making the world a better place. It is part of Rotary International, a worldwide service organization for business and professional women, with more than 1.2 members in over 31,000 Rotary Clubs.
The Rotary believes that young people, new generations, the millennials, should take an active interest in community life and have the opportunity for professional development. The Rotaract programs give Rotarians the opportunity to mentor dynamic young women and men interested in service to their own communities as well as the global community.
“To strengthen our social sector, we need to provide funding for learning for those in the social sector to provide them with relevant skills to be more impactful,” said Kumwembe. “We need to celebrate a range of social impact roles and we need to collaborate.”
She added: “It is time to move from focusing on the ‘social entrepreneur’ to focusing on ‘the social impact”.
Rotaract Clubs organize a variety of projects and activities, depending primarily on the interests of club members. “Service Above Self” is Rotary’s foremost guiding principle.
The Rotary’s projects are designed to improve the quality of life of people in house and abroad. They address today’s most critical issues and the focus areas include promoting peace, fighting diseases, providing clean water, serving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :