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You will have an opportunity to serve your local and global community by participating in club projects and fundraisers
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You will enjoy a wonderful meal and fellowship at our weekly meetings
We hope YOU are interested in joining the Rotary Club, because we strive to maintain a vibrant, active membership that is a representation of High Point’s business, vocational, and professional interests. Our club is progressive and inclusive of all races and creeds.
NEWS HIGHLIGHTS AND EVENTS
2.BRINGING POSITIVE PEACE TO UGANDA
The Rotary Club of Kampala Ssese Islands in partnership with La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club of California received a global grant amounting to $69,812 (UGX: 234,566,016) for a joint project under theme
The training followed a needs assessment based on the research by IEP. Eight empirically driven factors that collectively create the optimum environment for peace (the eight Positive Peace factors) were identified.
These are: well-functioning government, sound business environment, equitable distribution of resources, acceptance of the rights of others, good relations with neighbors, free flow of information, high levels of human capital and low levels of corruption. Details can be found at: http://economicsandpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Positive-Peace-Report-2015.pdf
Specific objectives for the training:
CONTEXT: To determine the extent to which the positive peace factors are seen as legitimate and relevant in the Ugandan context;
INVESTMENT: Identify practical steps that Ugandans can take to build positive peace, gauging the experience of practitioners working on the ground on these issues and recommendations for new initiatives needed.
EDUCATION: Spread a message about the importance of Positive Peace, seek IEP’s research can be promulgated to a wider audience within Uganda, identify best suited beneficiaries of the IEP’s research and how they can best be reached.
This is a first of its kind in Africa (Pilot)
Peace is segmented into two:
Peace is not merely the absence of violence or fear of violence. This is negative peace.
Positive Peace is related with many other societal characteristics that are considered desirable, including better economic outcomes, measures of wellbeing, levels of gender equality and environmental performance.
Positive Peace can be thought of as creating an optimal environment in which human potential can flourish. Compare to human health.
Positive Peace is therefore defined as the attitudes, institutions and structures that create and sustain peaceful societies.
Another follow up workshop was conducted
- 30 Rotaract Clubs to submitted worksheets for small scalable projects which aligned to the 8 Peace Pillars.
- Mid-term evaluation with matching funds for best 10 (funds from The Charitable