What is International Service?
The International Service avenue comprises activities that members do to advance international understanding, goodwill, and peace by fostering acquaintance with people of other countries, their cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations, and problems, through reading and correspondence, and through cooperation in all club activities and projects designed to help people in other lands.
“To reach out across physical boundaries around the globe with the aim of expanding our scope of connectivity. We aim on inspiring people across communities while using International Services as a base to commence projects on Community Service, Peace & Harmony, etc. in an international arena.”
As we journey towards the completion of our vision, prior to reaching out to the communities at large, it is important that the concept of building and maintaining international relationships is grasped. In order to achieve the stated, it is of utmost importance that cultural sensitivity to be inculcated amongst us Rotaractors. It is also essential that we acknowledge and regard the fact that every community consists of various beliefs and value systems.
On accomplishing the above, we will head towards building sustainable friendships across borders and we will also be sensitive towards the various needs of these communities whilst we lend a hand to ensure we prosper together. As we head forward, the International Service Team will have accomplished the true essence of serving communities internationally and will shed light on how cultural sensitivity plays a key role on this journey.
"There are many cultural differences between us, but I think we'll find a lot of similarities, too."
- Sandy Thoma -
September 25, 2022. 4:08 AMInternational Service
End The Litter Trail ♻
Plastics have overtaken our lands and water bodies. When researchers invented plastic in the 19th century, manufacturers immediately embraced this product as the next economic treasurer. Plastics made everything cheaper including its production and disposal. Today, they’ve become poison to our environment, and we cannot get rid of them. It is important to create awareness about the impact that our consumption habits have on land and marine life. Plastic waste
March 17, 2020. 12:09 PMInternational Service
Friendship beyond Sea
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“Friendship beyond Sea” was organized by the Rotaract Club of Kandy in celebration of the International Rotaract week. Many Rotaractors from other countries were contacted and they were asked to share a few words about their experience in Rotaract. All the responses were collected and shared on the Facebook platform on the 17th of March 2020. We were able to initiate good relationships with international Rotaractors and exchange thoughts and
March 10, 2020. 8:46 AMInternational Service
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]‘Good food is available when you have the right recipe’ As Sri Lankans we have many different styles of cooking and are inspired by our culture, history and many factors. Sri Lankan cuisine is highly centered around spices, herbs, vegetables and rice. Many of us like to try out different dishes both Sri Lankan and international. The “Curry leaf” project is an initiative which started a while ago but was
November 2, 2019. 10:49 AMInternational Service
Tale of a Pearl
Sri Lanka is a tropical island found in the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. The country is endowed with over a thousand miles of beautiful golden beaches, rivers, lakes, mountain peaks, waterfalls and many fauna and flora making it the ideal destination for a holidays and recreation. Tale of a Pearl is major project undertaken by the Rotaract Club of Kandy where a
October 24, 2019. 9:21 AMInternational Service
Inter District Youth Exchange programme.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Under the avenue of International Service, we were able to host five Indian delegates under the IDYE programme between India and Sri Lanka which was an initiative by the Rotaract District 3220. We hosted the Indian delegates from 18th October to 22nd October 2019 along with three other Rotaract clubs in Kandy (Rotaract club of University of Peradeniya, Katugasthota region and Neptune Edification). We were able to spend some quality
October 9, 2019. 9:16 AMInternational Service
Ape Rasa (අපේ රස)
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Project Ape Rasa (අපේ රස) – “Our Tastes” was an International Service initiative by the Rotaract Club of Kandy to share local tastes with foreign Rotaract Clubs around the world and in exchange to share theirs with us. As the first phase we were delighted to share a small box of Sri Lankan food items and delicacies with the members of the Rotaract Club of Melbourne City in Australia.
April 24, 2019. 8:04 AMInternational Service
Friendship Beyond the Sea
“Of all the things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of true friendship” Friendship Beyond the Sea is an online project organized by the Rotaract club of Kandy in order to celebrate the “International day of Happiness”. The club reached out to many International Rotaract friends, and asked them one simple question; “What makes you happy as a Rotaractor?”. Responses from various
February 11, 2019. 7:21 PMInternational Service
Japanese Student Delegation
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The members of the Rotaract Club of Kandy was invited to an interactive meeting between the Association of War Affected Women Kandy and a group of 20 Japanese student delegates from the faculty of Law of Hosei University, Japan. They were visiting Sri Lanka to study the culture and social views in Sri Lanka. The interactive meeting took place on the 11th of February 2019 at 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
January 7, 2019. 8:13 AMInternational Service
On the 5th of January 2019 the project “Sewa” was effectively completed by PM. Dharanindhan at K/Naranvita Kanista Vidyalaya. The project was carried out by the Rotaract Club of Kandy, Rotaract club of Information Institute of Technology Colombo and Rotaract club of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The objective of this project was to donate stationary items and bags for the under privileged students of the K/Naranvita Kanista
January 7, 2019. 8:07 AMInternational Service
Hosting Hong Kong Rotaractors
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Rotaract Clubs of Kandy and the Rotaract Club of Informatics Institute of Technology were able to host a group of Hong Kong Rotaractors on 5th – 6th January 2019. The foreign group arrived in Kandy on the evening of the 5th of January 2019. The day after their arrival the members of Rotaract club of Kandy was able to guide them through the world heritage city. They were
December 19, 2018. 8:19 AMInternational Service
Like everything, “Migration”, has both its advantages and disadvantages. Yet, higher rates of migration, create negative impacts on countries, leaving both the natives and the migrants to face various calamities. On the eve of “The International Migrants Day 2019”, the Rotaract Club of Kandy along with the Rotaract Club of Junjunwala College (RID 3141), organized an online project, where facts and opinions on migration in Sri Lanka and India were
August 20, 2018. 8:42 AMInternational Service
Vanakkam Sri Lanka
The Rotaract Club of Kandy hosted three Indian Rotaractors on the 18th and 19th of August 2018. They were given the opportunity to closely witness the “Esala Perehera” on the first day of their visit. They were overwhelmed by the beauty of this event, like everybody else. Later on, they were taken out for a fellowship dinner, after which they were dropped off at their accommodation. On the next day,
July 17, 2018. 8:48 AMInternational Service
Hosting Australian Students
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”4862,4863,4864,4866,4867,4868,4869″ img_size=”large”][vc_column_text] The Rotaract Club of Kandy hosted a group of Australian students from the University of Wollongong (School of economics and Finance), and their lecturer on the 16th of July 2018. They were taken to Shan Engineering Kandy, where they had a forum to discuss the skills involved in automobile engineering and repairs since, the students were studying Sri Lanka’s economy and development of business and how
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