In January 2020, Branchburg Rotary Club had the opportunity to send their 5th outbound friendship exchange – Inter Club Youth Exchange Program (ICYEP) to Nepal. Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotaract members and friends that allow participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs. Exchanges offer unique chances for cultural immersion and interchange.
Rotaract members from District 3292 Nepal invited members of the Rotaract District 7475, New Jersey, USA to take part in the 5th outbound friendship exchange and Inter Club Youth Exchange Program (ICYEP). Last year, six Rotaractors visited Nepal.
From January 10 to February 2, there will be also a special GSE (Group Service Exchange) team visit to Nepal through our Rotary district 7475. They will attend various projects and conduct workshops on teacher training, mushroom farming and help conduct health camp in Nepal. The team will visit global grant projects, schools and community centers.
Thanks to all the friends, families and Rotaractors from District 3292 who have made this a memorable experience. The experience showed how international Rotary really is. For members of the exchange, it has been a trip of a lifetime so far. Rotaractors are developing a close bond with friends in Nepal who they stayed with. This friendship exchange will allow to demonstrate that Rotary indeed is a wonderful service organization with PEOPLE OF ACTION.