Rotary Central helped student
representatives Andrea Watler and Shaneil Vasser-Whittaker attend the 33rd
annual World Affairs Seminar at Carroll University in Wisconsin, USA, this
Rotary has been sponsoring students
for more than 10 years, covering all expenses associated with the conference,
which aims to educate and empower students to make a difference in their
communities and beyond. Some 1,100 students representing 50 countries attended.
The programme is a unique educational
forum where high school students and future leaders are introduced to some of
the most perplexing global issues of our time by speakers renowned in their
“Rotary Central is proud to be able
to have given this opportunity to local students for the last ten years,” said
Rotary Central member Martin Ruben. “We are confident that these students come
back with a greater understanding of the world and how global activities affect
our shores, thus making them more equipped and ready to step up to the plate of
leadership in the future.
Previously, students have been presented with
such topics as human rights, nuclear arms control and disarmament, economics,
environmental issues, global health, globalization, security and global
leadership. This year’s theme covered
the Global Freshwater Challenge.
Students also take part in small
groups and learn about the cultures, opinions and aspirations of their fellow
Rotary Central President Wil Pineau
said that the club is always impressed with the presentation by students who
have attended the seminar.
“We have been doing this for over a
decade, and we are always so pleased with the students in terms of both their
role as international youth ambassadors for the Cayman Islands at such a major
event, as well as the presentation that they make to our club members on their
return,” said Mr. Pineau.