New Generation has 5 mediums through which it helps the youth:
Interact Clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. RCP Metro has three Interact Schools under our umbrella: Jaggannath Rathi Marathi Medium School, Panditrao Agashe English Medium School and Versatile English Medium School. This year we have worked with our Interacts through a couple of sessions on Stress management conducted by Rtn Amita Nene and a very informative session on Cyber Security conducted by RCP West. Online availability of students was a constraint, so we had few sessions. A very big project was conducted at Versatile school: Eco bricks wherein the students very enthusiastically “built” eco bricks from plastic waste.
Rotaract Clubs bring together people ages 18 and older to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. RCP Metro mentors the Rotaract Club of Modern College of Engineering (Electrical Dept.) Metro. We also have a Rotaract Club of MES (IMCC) and MCOE (Computers) which will be installed soon and activities will begin. Most of the activities are carried out by the Rotaract Club and they organize and conduct developmental and communal programmes and carry out activities and service projects
March 12th we had a joint meeting with our MCOE (Electrical) Rotaract where the Rotaractors gave their report of activities done during the year. They have conducted more than 45 activities and RCPM has been part of some of those activities: felicitation of teachers, WO=MEN event for Women’s equality day, project reviews, mock job interviews etc…
March 13th our Rtn Rajendra Erande gave a session on “Cyber Crime in the Digital World” where he apprised the Rotaractors on what is cybercrime, types of cybercrimes and solutions. A very interesting eye-opener on the crimes online.
Besides this, RCPM members have supported Rotaractors by helping them with their end of term project reviews as well as mock job interview to prepare them for job hunting.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary wherein students develop skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. Depending on community needs, RYLA may take the form of a one-day seminar, a three-day retreat, or a weeklong camp. RCP Metro held e-RYLA for the Interactors and students from Class 6 to 10 on 12th and 13th December 2020. The event was supported by RC Poona West and Rotaract Club of MCOE (Electrical) Metro as synergy partners. Prominent speakers and trainers were: Rtn.Narendrapal Bakshi(District Chair Zone 4), Rtn Girish Ranade (Metro), Mr. Sucharit Rajadhyaksha, Rtn.Amita Nene (Metro), Rtn Anand Devchakke (Metro) and President Rtn.Dr. Dinesh Nehete (RC Pristine). Topics included were Sowing seeds of Leadership, Demystifying the Internet, Study skills and Time Management, Understanding Emotions and Emotional Intelligence, Managing stress effectively & Happiness and Positive thinking.
The sessions were conducted in a very professional manner and the participants were quite interactive and interested all through the two days.
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) This year the RYE was conducted virtually the details of which appear in a two-part series in the last and this bulletin.
New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE) is a short-term, customizable program for university students and professionals up to age 30. Here the participants can design exchanges that combine their professional goals with a humanitarian project. It can be for a few weeks or six months and participants can plan their activities that would include networking, relationship building, humanitarian service, professional development, and leadership training. We were able to get two students to enroll for this course this year.
And last but not the least: RCPM New Generation has received the 2nd prize for the Interact activities of the year!
– by Rtn Surekha Deshpande
Director New generation
RC Pune Metro