A hearty congratulations to our Club President Aisha D. K. Sykes and Immediate Past President Maryanne Mugo on their appointments to serve on regional roles in Rotary International!

As the Assistant Ambassador on Rotary International’s work on Empowering Girls 2021/22, covering Tanzania, President Aisha will be supporting PDG Annemarie Mostert of District 9400 (South Africa) who will be covering 16 countries in Africa and DG Young Kimaro, who covers District 9214 (Tanzania & Uganda). This is one of Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's key initiatives that focus on prioritising projects aimed at improving the health, education, well-being, and economic security of girls across the globe.

President Aisha will be part of the team  that will  lead efforts to help girls develop self-confidence and make their voices heard through projects that protect, empower, and create equity while working to transform the structures and institutions that reinforce and perpetuate gender discrimination and inequality. Project areas include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting access to health care and nutrition
  • Ensuring access to water, sanitation, and hygiene resources
  • Preventing exploitation, neglect, and physical and emotional violence
  • Supplying menstrual health and hygiene resources
  • Providing access to basic education, skills training, and technology
  • Preventing or raising awareness about child labor and child marriage
  • Offering opportunities for girls to elevate their voices and articulate their views, ideas, and opinions

As a Board Member of the Rotary Fellowship for Empowering Women, Immediate Past President Maryanne will serve as the international representative in charge of Tanzania Region. This fellowship was borne out of a program for Rotary District 9211 commonly referred to as ROSES whose objective was to grow and groom female membership leaders both within and beyond the boundaries of  Rotary in addition to highlighting the role of women in community service. Membership is open to both male and females who partner to deliver the fellowship's mission and vision.

Immediate Past President Maryanne will be part of the leadership team mandated to empower girls and women to thrive and lead by taking action within themselves and in the communities. Working to create lasting change in their communities by enabling girls and women to take action to lead and thrive in their professions, businesses and personal lives the main objectives of this program are:

  • To groom girls and women into leadership through mentorship, life skilling and provision of growth opportunities
  • To empower women through the gender related service projects
  • To elevate women and increase networking potential and harness sisterhood/ Bonding
  • To celebrate the milestones of women in and out of Rotary

We wish them the best as they draw on their passion, experience, leadership skills and distinctive competencies to empower girls and women to thrive in Africa!