Month In Review: February
Welcome back to the Editorial’s ‘Month In Review’! This time, we’re taking a good look at our accomplishments in February! It was quite an eventful month for the club where it oversaw the completion of 3 projects. There were also quite a number of ongoing projects and publications in the Editorial!
12th Installation Ceremony
The 12th installation ceremony for the Board of Directors of ROCUOCFOA for the year 2021/22, which faced multiple postponements due to the situation of the nation, finally took place on the 9th of February 2022 at the New Arts Theater (NAT) of the University of Colombo. The project was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colombo Uptown and was chaired by Rtr. Udani Jayalath. The event saw many representatives from fellow Rotaract clubs come together to extend their warm wishes. The project served as an event for the Board to come together after months of coordinating projects online to strengthen the solidarity of the club and its vision going forward.
‘Shell-Out’ was an International Service project scheduled for the month of February. It was a joint endeavour by the Rotaract Clubs of University of Colombo Faculty of Arts and Jadavpur Greens in Rotaract District 3291. The project was co-chaired by Rtr. Kavindi Gunawardena and Rtr. Buddhimali Parindya. ‘Shell Out’ ’concluded on the 26th of February 2022 after conducting volunteer services such as aiding in cleaning hatchlings, burrowing eggs into nests, and cleaning tanks. A donation of Rs.10,800 was also made to aid the activities of the conservation center.
Beneath the Waves
A community service project that fell under the secondary avenue of ‘Environment, Wildlife and Animal Welfare’, ‘Beneath the Waves’ was an initiative focusing on marine life conservation. The project was chaired by Rtr. Dinithi Athulathmudali. The project consisted of two phases. The first was the publication of awareness posters. The awareness posters were shared during the month of February. The second phase was held on 26th February in the form of a Webinar that revolved around the conservation of Sea Turtles. The project saw the participation of 8 Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of Informatics Institute of Technology. One of the key objectives of the project was to make the public aware of the threats faced by marine animals and educate them on what can be done to protect marine life. Moreover, the project intended to spread awareness on how harming marine species can have a detrimental effect on the marine ecosystem.
The SDG Roundtable
The SDG Roundtable is an initiative by the Editorial that sought to educate the masses of the responsibilities that we as inhabitants of this planet have towards earth by shedding light on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) introduced by the United Nations (UN). The project is planned to span across two phases. The first phase saw the publication of a series of 17 articles, dedicated to each of the 17 SDGs. This phase commenced on the 18th of January and successfully concluded on the 24th of February 2022. The articles that were published during the month of February are as follows:
- SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
- SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
- SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities
- SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
- SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
- SDG 13 – Climate Action
- SDG 14 – Life Below Water
- SDG 15 – Life on Land
- SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- SDG 17 – partnerships for the Goals
Other Ongoing Projects:
- ‘Academic Writing 101’ by Professional Development
- ‘Enigma’ by Professional Development
- ‘Forspoken’ by Club Service
- ‘Kuppiya ’21’ by International Service
- ‘Udana’ by Community Service
- ‘Fandom Fight Club 2.0’ by Professional Development
- ‘Sustainability Summit 2022’ by Professional Development
– The Editorial
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