Rotary is to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world, it has 34,282 member clubs worldwide. Rotarians usually gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fulfill their first guiding principle to develop friendships as an opportunity for service.
In Afghanistan The Rotary Club of Kabul City was chartered in June 2013 and the main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the country.
I started searching about Rotary Club of Kabul City in the beginning of 2015 and joined three months ago. My journey started where I thought it had to.
A place where trust is a principle.
A place where you can express your ideas.
A place where you can find friendship and peace.
A place where I think will be a good path to my goals.
A place where Rotarians believe in what you are doing.
A place where Rotarians value what you are interested in.
A place where you meet different people from different nations and international friends.
For the first time when I entered Rotary, it was through a presentation which I had been assigned before entering. The presentation was about my activities and the incentive of my work for street kids, about the winter project that I lead for street kids every winter and why I have founded Street Kids Afghanistan. Rotarians encouraged me. They said that they will support me.
I become more interested. Some meetings passed and I was as a guest during those meetings. The next time I gave a presentation about #Enough Campaign and the Rotarians said that they will form a community of #Enough with me. I am sure success is with me now because I have supportive friends.
I thank Mansor Ahmad Eqrar for the support who is the current president, Kevin Avers who was the previous president of the club and who encouraged me, and finally Ann Procter for books and donation. They helped me to follow my interest and passion.
By Nematullah Ahangosh