Rotarian Joanne Schilling and Percy Peel’s visit

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GD Goenka World School, under the guidance of the Rotary International Foundation, takes extreme pride in the successful completion of the first year for the Interact Club; an ancillary body of the foundation for high school students who are driven to spread kindness and thrive on goodwill. With a strong urge to give back to the society and aid the underprivileged, over 80 members of the interact club have achieved applaudable feats this year, The rotary club in our school is functioning under the revered and expert guidance of Director principal Dr.Neeta Bali, the DHM Mrs Shahnaz Bano Butt. Under the student body, the interact club is led by the president, Yashraj Nanda and Vice president, Ashutosh Mukherjee, and secretary Diya Saluja.

On the 1st of February, GD Goenka world school had the privilege to welcome honoured guest Dr Joanne Schilling, a Rotarian since 2000 and is a member of the Rotary Club of Darwin South. District Governor for Rotary District 9550 in 2007-08, Joanne was District Treasurer 2003-06, Future Vision District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair 2010-13, and has conducted numerous Club Visioning sessions to facilitate strategic planning in Rotary Clubs.

To welcome our guest, students of MYP, IGCSE, and IBDP performed entertaining dance performances with patriotic fervour. Each dance segment symbolised the growth and development of Indian society throughout history.

Afterwards, Dr Joanne shared her wisdom with a speech on her various interactions between rotary clubs throughout the world and their innovative projects. The most recent one being, the ‘Days For Girls’ project, a feminine hygiene program providing quality, sustainable solutions for girls who have nothing to manage for their periods. Accordingly, the Goenkan interactors were profoundly influenced by her experiences and details of various projects; the interactors had decided to take up sanitary projects with the guidance of Dr Joanne.