The Group Study Exchange is one of the many educational programs of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, offering a unique person-to-person opportunity for the promotion of better understanding and friendly relations among the peoples of the world.
Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio,
The Rotary Club of Launceston, along with other clubs in District 9830 (Tasmania), has been a major sponsor of a program to provide mosquito netting and their distribution in the Solomon Islands. This District program in the Solomon Islands provides chemically impregnated bed nets to villages, resulting in a 90% reduction in incidences of malaria.
Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)
RYDA is a community road safety initiative delivering practical road safety information targeting attitude and awareness of young drivers and passengers. The program is facilitated in partnership with Rotary, presented by professionals and supported by corporate sponsors. The Program about road safety is directed towards our young people as as they approach the period in their life when they start driving a car and ride as a passenger in a car driven by one of their peers. In Tasmania it is presented to students in grade 10.
Rotary Club of Launceston members regularly display a Shelterbox and its contents, at events such as Agfest and the Deloraine Craft Fair so that the wider community can become more aware of this disater relief program supported by Rotary.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
The Rotary Club of Launceston suports the development of future leaders and beleives this is more important than ever: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards or RYLA is a week long leadership seminar for outstanding young people between 18 and 30 years of age.
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Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)
The purpose of MUNA is to encourage young people to learn about other nations and to understand and appreciate the workings of the United Nations while they develop debating skills and gain self confidence in public speaking. The debates reproduce genuine UN debates often with a fine flow of rhetoric, points of order, motions of dissent and bloc walkouts! MUNA is actually a United Nations initiative and there are a variety of MUNAs held throughout the world.