Accra, Nov 13, GNA – Mr. Barry Rassin, the President of Rotary International, has commended the Rotary Club of Accra-Sunrise District 9102, for demonstrating true Rotarian attributes.
« If you have achieved this much within just a year and a half, then I am just imagining how much more you could achieve in future, » the visiting President said when he visited the Accra Rehabilitation Centre, where the Club is undertaking refurbishment works, estimated at 50,000 dollars.
The visit forms part of Mr. Rassin’s activities during his two-day visit to Ghana.
He said the entire purpose of Rotary, was to be of assistance to people, with respect to every human needs that could be addressed in this world.
Thus the core mandate of Rotarians was to spearhead positive causes that improved the lives of people and built a better world as a whole.
« If the rest of the society realises the good you are doing, they would join in and support a good cause, » Mr Rassin said.
For his part, Mr. Xorse Godzi, President of Rotary Club of Accra-Sunrise District 9102, said in line with the core mandate of Rotary, the Club had embarked on some major refurbishment works on the centre.
He said plans were also afoot for a lot more humanitarian activities.
Mr. Churchill Darlington, Director of the Centre, said the rehabilitation works had taken care of 60 per cent of the infrastructural needs there.
He appealed to individuals and corporate organisations to also go to the aid of the Centre, which he said, needed a lot of support in both cash and kind to effectively serve its purpose.
The Centre, which was set up in 1962, teaches all categories of physically challenged people skills to enable them to earn a living like any other people.
Some of the subjects taught are leather work, carpentry, dress-making and tailoring, and a number of others.
Mr. Rassin is accompanied by his wife Esther, and is expected to visit a number of Rotary Club’s projects while in the country.