12 students from the International Institute Ajijic received their Interact Club certificates and pins during a short ceremony on November 19 in the auditorium of the school.
Several Rotarians from the sponsor club, the Rotary Club of Ajijic, and visitors, were present while club member Dr. Victor Youcha, a long time Rotarian, addressed the students in Spanish.
An Interact club is a service club for young people aged 12 to 18 to work together helping others in their communities and across the globe, whilst having fun and learning about the world. Interact clubs are self governing, based in secondary schools or colleges, and organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that benefits international understanding. Every Interact club project, great or small, has a lasting impact on society worldwide.
Rotary Interact has a membership of over 250,000 youth in more than 11,000 clubs. It’s one of Rotary’s fastest growing programs. It encourages service among youth, fosters their active interest in the community and offers opportunities for them to develop as leaders. The name Interact is a combination of the words international and action. With clubs in over 120 countries and geographical areas, Interact is truly an international phenomenon. Brazil, India, the Philippines, and the United States boast the highest number of Interact clubs.