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Rotary International Youth Exchange (RIYE)

We’re delighted to welcome Gaële Ibarguen to Tawa Rotary - District Governor Martin and a contingent from the Tawa Rotary family were there to meet her as she arrived from Belgium after midnight on 21 July 2016 at Wellington Airport. Martin has posted on his blog about the recent RIYE arrivals here.

Helena Sader-Heck, 15 Jul 16, Rotary ExchangeHelena Sader-Heck has just returned home to her country, Brazil following a year's exchange. Rotary Youth Exchange

Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.


Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN)

RYPENHosted by the Rotary Club of Taihape, RYPEN is for 15-17 year olds possessing qualities that deserve further development.  The aim is to challenge all participants in situations that develop qualities of confidence, leadership, team co-operation, physical limits, social skills and bush craft. District 9940 has more information on RYPEN here.

DATE: Friday 30 September - Sunday 2 October 2016
VENUE: Kawhatau Outdoor Education Centre, Taihape
Nominations Due: 2 September 2016

Rotary Youth Leadership Programme (RYLA)

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Hutt City, RYLA is a five day residential high energy programme developing young leaders between the ages of 18 and 24.  The aim is to assist the next generation of leaders expand their skills.  The programme recognises, encourages and educates current and future leaders by offering this intensive training experience.

DATE: Friday 25 January - Sunday 29 January 2017
VENUE: Silverstream Retreat, Lower Hutt
Applications should be made on the application forms available on the RYLA website and submitted to sponsoring Rotary Clubs by 30 September 2016.

Tawa Rotary will consider applications from suitable candidates for both RYPEN and RYLA.

Rotary supports youth development

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