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Engadine Rotary establishes the John Hodge Memorial Scholarship to support Students in Tanzania


Engadine Rotary has recently established a scholarship in Tanzania in memory of our esteemed past member and President John Hodge who died on 2nd December 2013.

As a long time member of this club, John was a great supporter and promoter of youth education and vocational studies. It is fitting that this scholarship be established in his memory and to the wishes of his family.
The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) report found that there are still 250-million children of primary school age who cannot read or write, whether they’re in school or not, and 71 million teenagers who are out of secondary school and missing out on vital skills for future employment.
It is through improving education standards that huge benefits are to be made; in particular reduction of war and poverty, improved health and a high standard of living. According to an UNESCO report on poverty. “Twenty percent of young people in developing countries fail to complete primary school and lack skills for work. “Girls and boys who learn to read, write and count will provide a better future for their families and countries. With improved education, so many other areas are positively affected.
In short, education has the power to make the world a better place.” Visit Global Partnerships http://www.globalpartnership.org/education/the-benefits-of-education  for a detailed understanding of how education improves the well being and standards of living in third world communities.
Each year,the Rotary Club of Engadine  now provides a full education scholarship to a disadvantaged student in Tanzania. This scholarship provides the student with all fees, educational resources and full accommodation at the Katoke School. The Club supports the student through their entire time at high school. Readers  will recall that Education particularly in under- developed countries, is a core focus of Rotary .The Scholarship also forms part of our International obligations and programs
Our Student at Katoke is Julius Johannes and he attends the Katoke-Lweru Secondary School in Muleba. In June this year he wrote to our Club to thank us for sponsoring him. In his letter  he wrote " May God Bless you a lot and multiply what you have " . To see the full letter click " Julius' Letter "
To see more about Katoke Lweru Secondary School and how that  community with a leg up is now improving their lot, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katoke-Lweru-Secondary-School/438541929521639
Our funds are directed through the Katoke Trust which administers the school system in Katoke.to see more Click  https://katoke.com.au/
In the interests of world peace and understanding, we could do more if we had the Funds. So you might  wish to help also. Please call  Glen 0419 490 681 or email   gbea0414@bigpond.net.au