Creating models of empowerment that benefit all is the future of development and the team at Karamoja.org understand this as well as our responsibility to donors. Rotary is one of the world's great organizations for doing good. Rotary is made up of about 1.3 million members spread across about 31,000 Rotary clubs globally. Rotary follows a Grassroots Model of Development, with volunteers globally connecting with community leaders and together trying to create positive change.
We in Karamoja recognize this and we are keen to bring our new model together other efficient models.
All Rotary clubs focus on local and international projects covering a wide assortment of projects and initiatives. Key to Rotary is having great partners on the developing world side that are capable of meeting the high standards set by Rotary for managing and accounting for Global and District Grants. The people of Karamoja believe that if we can meet the high standards of Rotary, than many Rotarians and their clubs will want to partner with us, and our Accountable Grassroots Model of Development.
Today, there are no Rotary clubs in Karamoja, but that is about to change. Joel Okalany, thePresident of the Rotary Club of Soroti, grew up in Karamoja and spent a great deal of his life working as a veterinarian in the region. Pat Montani, the Founder of Bicycles for Humanity, iEmpowermentand a member of the Karamoja.org team is also a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Pemberton in Canada .
Recently Joel and Pat discussed helping create and charter 4 new Rotary Clubs in Karamoja and the first 2 clubs will be created in 2018 with 2 additional ones in 2019.
We believe that if all the Karamoja clubs work closely together with each other and with the Soroti and the Pemberton clubs respectively, we can build a team focused on the region and on meeting all of thehigh standards and benchmarks set out by Rotary. Our goal is simple, to be the very best possible partner for Rotary clubs in the developed world to work with and implement programs.
We also encourage Rotarians globallyto begin talking with each of us to begindiscussing ideasof projects needed for the region. If you are a Rotarian and you are interested in helping us deliver and deploy a new model of accountability and empowerment within Rotary, following the high standards of Rotary, please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org