The International Citizen Service in Burkina Faso

The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 22nd May was Indus Hill who had spent three month in Burkina Faso working with the International Citizen Service. Burkina Faso is a relatively small landlocked country in west Africa (about the size of New Zealand), with a population of about 16.3 million.

She, along with other volunteers, worked on a project empowering women, children and the disabled in an otherwise male dominated society by awareness training, local health and contraception education and teaching English and French to the local populace along with other similar projcts.

I.C.S International Service in Ghana

The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 6th May was Yasmin Azarya who came to the club in January to talk about a three months project working with the I.C.S International Service in Ghana.

She has now returned and came to describe her experiences whilst over there. The International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime, UK government-funded programme providing volunteer placements to 18-25 year olds. She travelled to Ghana, based near the town of Tamale in the north of the country, and helped with Ghanaian volunteers on a number of projects.

The whole experience was very rewarding and she is planning to continue the work to help fundraise to provide a clean water supply for the village..

Well known Kendal Rotarian presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal one of the Rotarians, Peter Marshall, was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship (the founder of Rotary), for all his years of service to the club over 32 years and his ever present willingness to get involved with providing service to the community.

He can regularly be seen, in all types of weather, wielding a collecting bucket, helping at the County Show and raising money for many local and international charities. The Fellowship is in recognition of his outstanding dedication and commitment to Rotary and the people of Kendal.