Editor’s Note (October ’21)

By Elyrose Naorbe | Posted on October 21, 2021

October is Rotary’s Economic and Community Development Month. This month, we are looking forward for various Rotaract Clubs’ projects which support the community to create measurable and enduring economic improvement. 

This is the month where we invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods. 

Rotaract Clubs have been very active in crafting and implementing projects which benefited the people in the community. We want them to value networks and support their economic development. 

In this Philippine Rotaract Magazine (PRM) issue, we feature remarkable stories of hardships, determination, and survival. Stories that will surely touch your heart and motivate you to continue living despite the threat of the pandemic. 

We have written and video conversations with other Rotaractors and Rotarians, sharing their own struggling experiences this new normal. We will hear stories on how they survive the day when everything seems to shatter. 

With the temporary closure of most of the non-essential businesses, our Rotaractors with small business establishments shifted to online services and adapt to the new normal operation. However, because of the pandemic, they were challenged to do better and while they are struggling, they have managed to get up and still, help other people. 

This month, we need to learn how to rebuild the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities. 

We need to develop opportunities and promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all. 

As we do act of kindness in this trying time, we also need to keep in mind that selfless service is one of the reasons why we are still kicking. Let’s spark a light and make a valuable contribution in the community. Because as Rotaractors, we are born and develop to train people in the community. We are moulded to become catalysts of change who are ready to serve and alleviate lives.

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