Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Service Above Self: Rotary Club of Madras

Yesterday, our team traveled with the German GSE team to visit two of the community service projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Madras. We hopped on a bus with our guide for the day, Rtn. Christopher Devapragasam, and our first stop was Sembakkam, a small village in the suburbs of Chennai. There, the rotary club built a community center where weddings and other events are held and the income earned goes to the maintenance of the building. Also in this village, the rotary supports a training center for computer classes and tailoring for housewives that want to learn the skills.

The people in the village were so kind and gave us fresh coconut to drink from and the women surprised us with shawls to take home.

 Next, we visited Boys Town, a home and vocational training place for boys from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.Such an inspiring project to see! We got to the meet the boys and tour the grounds. You can read more about this wonderful project here - http://www.rotaryclubofmadras.in/boys-town.html

 Visit our Facebook page to view the entire photo album from this project visit!

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