Rotary Club of San Ignacio supports future scholars Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00

An innovative educational program for young people is now ongoing in the Cayo District and is being supported by the Rotary Club of San Ignacio. On the agenda at its weekly Rotary Club meeting held recently at the Cayo Center for Employment Training, was a lively discussion for the continued support of our future scholars of Belize.

Today, the Rotary Club of San Ignacio has students with scholarships at both the Eden and Saint Ignatius High Schools in Santa Elena Town and at Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio Town. A total of 26 scholars are being supported via these scholarship programs with the top scholar having a choice to a two year tertiary level study at the University of Belize, Galen University or Sacred Heart College. This two year scholarship at the tertiary level is a memorial scholarship for Mrs. Paulita Bedran, whose son Abdala Bedran was a founding member of the Rotary Club of San Igancio.

The High School scholarship fund that the Rotary Club of San Igancio also runs is the Rafael Cal Memorial Scholarship Fund. Rafael Cal was a founding member of the Rotary Club of San Ignacio who contributed much to sports and other community events during his lifetime.

“We know that our Club’s Motto is educating our youth and we know that the future of Belize is in the education of our youth for Belize to move forward in the World arena,” says Sheree Logemann Fukai, President of the Rotary Club of San Ignacio.

To continue supporting these great programs, the Rotary Club of San Ignacio needs more in human resources. Persons interested in joining the Rotary Club are invited to contact their nearest Rotary member.

The benefits of serving Rotary are many.

“When you serve somebody else or you serve a community, the small part you are giving of yourself when you see what you have changed in the community or if you see the life of a child that you have affected, your reward is going to be much more than you will be able to give,” also says Sheree Fukai.

Rotary is an organization of 1.2 million business and professional persons networking worldwide, who provide humanitarian services and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Founded by a Chicago attorney on February 23, 1905, Rotary has evolved outstandingly to give opportunities for these professions with diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.