Rotary Community Corps

What is a Rotary Community Corps?

A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a group of non-Rotarian men and women who share Rotarians' commitment to service. Under the guidance of a sponsoring Rotary Club, dedicated RCC members put heir own skills to work to improve the quality of life in their community.

Since 1985, the Rotary Community Corps programme has been spurring economic development and self-sufficiency in communities around the world. The programme promotes grass-root self-help projects, develops local leadership abilities, maximises local resources, and uses appropriate cost-effective technologies.

The Goals of Rotary Community Corps

All RCCs share four major goals:

To encourage individuals to take responsibility for improvement of their community, village, or neighbourhood.

To recognise the dignity and value of all useful occupations.

To mobilise self-help activities and collective work to improve the quality of life.

To encourage the development of human potential to its fullest, within the context of the local culture and community.

The Goals of Rotary Community Corps

Rotary Club of Kuala Lumpur DiRaja established the Rotary Community Corps of Kampung Sungei Lui during Keow Hock Sneah's presidency (2002 / 03), the charter certificate having been signed by RI Past President Bhichai Rattakul of Thailand. The village is located in Hulu Langat, Selangor.

Puan Zahara, the daughter-in-law of RC Kuala Lumpur's 1965 / 66 President, the late Tan Sri Dato' Abdul Jamil Rais who was also District Governor RI District 330 in 1975 / 76, is the driving force at RCC Kampung Sg. Lui. She is ably assisted by a team of volunteers - including her husband - to spearhead RC Kuala Lumpur DiRaja's effort to improve the lives of the villagers and provide education enhancement to young students.

Since the RCC's establishment, a general health screening campaign was carried out under a joint project with Siemens Malaysia and Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur; under RI's 'Read to Me' programme, cassette recorders, pre-recorded English language tapes and reading material were donated in a joint project with the Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur; computers were also donated; the latest and most significant project was the construction of a library and resource centre in the centre of the village. This was fully funded by RC Kuala Lumpur DiRaja and the initial supply of books was donated by RC Yeovil, United Kingdom.

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For more information on Rotary Community Corps visit the Rotary International website