Yashir to lead community service

(Front) Facilitator Phyllis Walsh, President Yashir Seetal, Rotary Club of Durban President Jimmy Lee, Assistant Governor John Johnston-Webber, Past President Derek Hucklesby, (middle) Claire Govender, Anele Ngubo, Sunaav Krishundutt, Shivarya Iyer, Sidhara Chetty, Sarah Iyen, (back) Tino Mubaiwa, Principal Chris Marcellin and Pranaam Reddy.

EDEN College recently hosted the induction ceremony of President Yashir Seeta,l who will lead the Interact Club at the school this year.

Speaking at the induction, Rotary Club of Durban president, Jimmy Lee, said organising an Interact Club was one of the most rewarding activities for a Rotary club as it gave Rotarians the opportunity to mentor promising young men and women interested in service.

“Rotarians act as resources for interactors who are on the path to becoming professionals and community leaders. In turn, an Interact Club can bring fresh ideas for service, increase support of projects and help develop future Rotarians,” he said.

Made up of members aged 14 to 18 years, Interact gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects in their community and communities in other countries. Along the way Interactors develop their leadership skills and initiative while meeting new friends. The word interact stands for International Action and today nearly 200 000 young people in more than 110 countries belong to some 8 700 clubs making Interact a truly international phenomenon.

Speaking on the task of being president, Yashir said: “My vision for Interact 2017 is to create an environment where we work together as an outreach service team by first identifying our communities’ needs, and then working selflessly to achieve the proposed goals in that respect. This year we hope to continue the high standard set by the previous year’s committee, and we also want to make the year of 2017 memorable for our willingness to incorporate the values and principles of Interact into our individual personal lives so that we become better for having had this rewarding experience.”

Lauren Walford

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