Civic Engagement

Oglethorpe Rotaract Club volunteers with nonprofit Education Cures

Rotaract Clubs, sponsored by local Rotaries, exist nationwide and bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.

The Oglethorpe University Rotaract Club recently partnered with Education Cures, an Atlanta nonprofit that provides early childhood education in impoverished countries. Education Cures planned to ship 100 Amazon Fire tablets to a school in Sierra Leone to help their students learn English. But first, each tablet needed to have basic English language learning software downloaded to prepare them for use—a time-intensive endeavor. 

That’s where the Oglethorpe Rotaractors stepped in, dedicating more than 40 hours to complete the programming. According to Club President Ryan Maguire, Rotaract hopes that kids in Sierra Leone will know that thousands of miles away, there are students who care about the advancement of education in Sierra Leone.

Interested in getting involved in Rotaract? Contact Ryan at [email protected].

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