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Presidential Handover Lunch

25th June 2024
Venue: Kent and Canterbury Club
The Presidential Handover lunch is being held at the Kent and Canterbury Club on Tuesday, 25th June. Retiring President Rosemary Doyle will handover to incoming President Maxine Blades. The bar
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Final of the Innovation Competition,

26th June 2024
Venue: Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University
The Rotary Club of Canterbury welcomes you to the final of our 2024 Innovation Competition being held at Canterbury Christ Church University. Eleven young people have reached the final and will be
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Support for young people to volunteer in Uganda

Our Club is pleased to be supporting a group of young people in their travels to Uganda to volunteer for the Ugandan charity, JENGA Community Development Outreach, through the Rotary Club of Canterbury Millennium Scholarship Trust Fund (MSTF) and the International Committee of the Rotary Club.

MSTF was established as a separate charity by the Rotary Club of Canterbury at the end of the last millennium to provide grants to young people who live, work or study in the Canterbury City Council district and who have an interest in undertaking some charity work abroad with a recognised charity.

Earlier this year the MSTF Trustees were approached by a representative of the PCC of St Mary Bredin who were seeking support to help a number of young people travel to Uganda to volunteer with JENGA. The Ugandan charity works on many projects in the Ugandan city of Mbale working with vulnerable and needy children and community women’s groups, providing education and health programmes.

Four of the young people were interviewed by MSTF Trustees and a grant of £1,700 was awarded between them. One other applicant was not a UK national and therefore could not be considered by the MSTF. Instead, after considering the application, the Rotary Club, International Committee agreed to an award of £300 – making the total donation £2,000.

You can read more about various projects supported by Jenga here.

Picture: Uganda. Picture credit: Rotary Club of Canterbury/Gordon Johnson from Pixabay (created with Canva).

Please note: the publication date of this article has been backdated due to a website upgrade.

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