Rotaract Club of Lewet is one of the 14 Rotaract clubs that exist in Ethiopia which was established as a University Based club in 2004, from dedicated youth that gathered from various Rotaract clubs established in the beginning in Ethiopia. It is the fourth club to be founded in the country. The name “Lewet” was coined from the Amharic term meaning “change” which as directly indicates works to bring an actual change in the lives of its community and its members through the motto of Rotaract “fellowship through service”.
Today Rotaract Club of Lewet has diverse members from different professional backgrounds, students, teachers, doctors, engineers, economists, social workers, IT professionals, lawyers, Environmentalists, Human Resource Managers, Researchers and those from the creative arts making it one of the most vibrant and diverse clubs in Addis Ababa. Rotaract Club of Lewet has been serving its community and has enabled its young and driven members to grow personally and professionally, address community needs, and promote international understanding through friendship and service. The club is internationally recognized by Rotary International receiving multiple leadership and service Awards both at the country and international level.
"Service above Self" is Rotary’s foremost guiding principle. A Rotaract club’s service projects are designed to improve the quality of life at home and abroad. These projects often address today’s most critical issues, such as violence, drug abuse, AIDS, hunger, the environment, and illiteracy.
Rotaract clubs organize a variety of projects and activities, depending primarily on the interests of the club members. However, within the Rotaract program, all clubs undertake three types of activities in varying degrees: professional development, leadership development, and service projects. Together, these three areas ensure a balanced club program and provide important experience and opportunities for the personal development of each Rotaractor.
What We Do
End Polio campaign
Participating on polio kicking out polio from the world eradication initiative campaign which has been conducted for the many years in association with over 20 other international Rotary and Rotaract clubs from around the world
Professional Development Training
Organizing various professional development trainings, on the areas of Carrier Development, Self discovery, Professionalism, participation in the Annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and The Annual District Conference and Assembly (international Rotaract gathering event)
Promotional activities to create awareness and build public image of Cancer Care Society, a non-governmental organization providing shelter and food for cancer patients undergoing Chemo-therapy for free at the Black Lion Hospital.
Planting trees in St. Peter Hospital for Patents with tuberculosis and supporting them with cloth as well to combat the disease and create a healthy environment which is important in combating the disease.
"To yeneta" school donation program
Providing school materials, uniforms and school fees to children from a very low income family once in a year as well as the newly developed school feeding expansion program under "TO YENETA Project".
Implementing joint projects with the mother club of Rotary club of Addis Ababa West that include food expansion program for students in public schools of Edget Besria Primary school.
Blood Donation Program
Regularly Members donating blood at the Red Cross in Association with the international Blood donors Association under the motto "Give Blood! Save a Life! "
Christmas fellowship and fundraising program
Organizing the its flagship Annual Christmas fellowship as a fundraiser for its various community service projects.
food and drink program on holidays
On every Holiday members help out to feed the poor and celebrate the holidays together (such as the elderly at Kidane-Mhiret center for the elderly for Easter and those children who have lost their parents to HIV during Christmas).