I’ve come to realize those 3 words simply mean volunteering and as many of us know it’s the motto of the Interact Club. It’s been a year and a couple of months since my long time friend Mildred managed to have me inducted into a Rotaract Club. To be honest I was reluctant to join because I still carried that mentality from high school on what Interact was all about and the standards we had to to meet to survive in the club.
Misconception is not word enough to prove how wrong I was about Rotaract. To begin with it’s a whole world of its own with people that are devoted to engage in leadership, help the under privileged at no cost whatsoever, have massive fun but most importantly make beneficial networks. Those that have been a part of it for more than two years say it’s addictive and if that’s true I want to be an addict too.
Serving the community through volunteering requires extreme selflessness and devotion. For me it was a challenge to leave my comfort zone and I must say every step out of it (the comfort zone) has helped me become a better human being.
If I could, I’d share my few experiences with you but the post would become so boring, if it isn’t already. Although I’ll tell you this, the family health camp I volunteered at last year left me wishing I’d loved sciences more. The lessons I’ve got are a story for another day because they are many and I know you need them.
Rotaract is turning 50 and I thought it best to share my little journey so far with you this week which is also dubbed Rotaract Week.
Special appreciation goes to the amazing Mildred Nabawanuka, I will not stop thanking you for this opportunity. To all the readers, this is my way of encouraging you to engage in voluntary work. It may not necessarily be Rotaract
but whatever form it takes as long as you’re able to put a smile on someone’s face and give them hope for a better tomorrow then GO FOR IT.