Miss Geller and Miss Green are here with another club update for our favorite audience. We’re sure you all must have been waiting for this one, so here goes!
With the motive of “Being a Zariya for someone’s happiness”, we Rotaractors started this movement. The Farmer’s Empowerment Campaign looks after the holistic upbringing of families and the village of Jamshet at District Palghar. Zariya is in collaboration with Major Patil Sirs’ organization called Ashna Foundation. From helping ladies earn through skill development courses, building sanitation centers in the community sector, opening the project to clubs for their events, to setting up KWT solar panels to help generate electricity in the community sector, we have come a long way. It has been two years since Zariya started, so this time we decided to ask our current Community Service Directors in the club; to put forth their views on this initiative.
Project Zariya is one of the most impactful initiatives that I have seen so far. Starting from the very scratch and seeing it grow consistently for two years now and the way every club has taken so many initiatives towards this project excites me more than anything and makes me do my best for this project, too.~ Rtr. Hashmita Karkera
Under Zariya, we have adopted Jamshet village, which was initially a farmer’s development movement. But with time, we have made it a complete village development movement where we are trying to help them live a better life. We are building washrooms, giving them books, giving consent classes, etc. It is a matter of pride for me to be a part of such an initiative. I am happy to become a Zariya for a cause.~ Rtr. Mehek Khot
I got to know about the initiative last year during Position Swap. During PS, I tried to raise funds with my friends by selling boxes of chocolates in local trains and other public places. At first I was a bit hesitant to sell the boxes, but when people started reciprocating and buying the boxes, it filled me with a lot of motivation. And now today, as a Community Service Director I hope I can be a lot more helpful than I was before. I am hoping to contribute to a better living of people in Jamshetpur by whatever means possible from my end.~ Rtr. Prisha Jain