Building Communities, Bridging Continents

Rotary’s 2010-2011 theme, “Building Communities, Bridging Continents” reminds me of how close in spirit are ABCD and Rotary. ABCD: Art Building Children’s Dreams is supporting children in Tanzania, Africa while our Rotary friends with ABCD: Art Building Children’s Dreams Australia Inc. are supporting children in the Fiji Islands… building communities and bridging continents together.

Last Thursday I was invited to speak at the Rotary Club of Newmarket about our recent trip to Tanzania. The Rotary family (Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and Rotaract) has been a generous supporter of ABCD efforts in Tanzania and will surely continue to support us for years to come. Wondering about my certainty? Well, I am sure because ABCD and Rotary each share a common concern for the well being of the children of the world and a focus around their educational needs.

I am excited about our achievements and know that the greatest days are yet to come.