Local Rotarians launch service club for kids

| 04/10/2010

(CNS): Rotary Central has launched Cayman’s first EarlyAct Club at Savannah Primary School where nineteen year five students have joined the group to learn about giving back to the community at an early age. Under the guidance of Emma Liggett-Cremer, one of the school’s Year 5 teachers, the club was launched last week and Rotarians hope it will be the first step towards engaging and developing young community minded leaders in the Cayman Islands. At the launch the kids considered the qualities that EarlyAct hopes to teach – caring, respect, empathy, responsibility, tolerance, citizenship, compassion, friendship and leadership. They also gave their ideas of how they might move forward with projects in school, in the community and in the wider world.

“This is certainly one of the most exciting initiatives of this year and we look forward to working with these young enthusiastic students as part of EarlyAct’s proven program,” said Wil Pineau, President of Rotary Central adding that he hoped in time there will be more EarlyAct clubs introduced throughout other schools in the Cayman Islands.
EarlyAct is a school-wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13. It is typically sponsored by one of the local Rotary clubs in community of the school is located. The mission and operation of EarlyAct are closely linked to the ideals of Rotary and provide the foundation and natural succession into Interact.
“EarlyAct provides young students the opportunity for gaining an increased awareness and knowledge of their community and the world,” the EarlyAct website says. “At a young age, all students can easily be encouraged to be caring and helpful. Their minds are open to recognize the dignity and worth of each individual which builds respect for others.”
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