Rotary Youth Exchange Programme
On 30th July, Rotarian Anthony Masson spoke to the Club on the Rotary Youth Exchange Programme. (YEP)
A student spends up to a year living with host families (usually 4) and attends a school while there, in a different country. They learn a new way of living, a new language possibly, and a great deal about themselves. They are an ambassador, teaching people about our country, culture and ideas. It is one way to help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process.
Applications to a Rotary Club are due by the end of March, selections by the end of April; the student's year abroad starts late January.
Anthony is Outward bound co-ordinator of the twelve month Rotary Youth Exchange Programme. The committee is looking for clubs who would be willing to host or half host a student for twelve months. Four hosts are needed, each family hosting for three months. Club ex-penses are $120.00 per month pocket money and to pay for the student’s meal at a meeting. Last year only four students were sent away.
Pictured with Anthony above is PE Linda Brown.