Rotaract allowed me to expand my horizons

By Rotary International

Members of the Rotaract Club of Phulbari, Nepal.

Members of the Rotaract Club of Phulbari, Nepal.

By Hari Chandra Satyal

I am a civil engineer by profession and have been a member of the Rotaract Club of Phulbari, in central Nepal, since 2008. I consider myself a youth volunteer and young entrepreneur.

After completing high school in my remote village, I had a big question in front of me: How do I find interest and satisfaction in life beyond my studies? Each day, I had virtually the same schedule and contact with a limited pool of friends. I was not happy with the routine and wanted to expand my horizons.

Then, in 2008-09, I was introduced to a new world of serving others. Joining my Rotaract club, I became united with 18 amazing, enthusiastic, and dynamic youngsters in Phulbari who shared my passion for serving others and their community.

Taking risks
Living in Kathmandu for my studies, I had to travel 45 kilometers to Phulbari for the Rotaract meetings. But I made it work because of the joy of seeing the rest of my team. Sometimes we found the experience surprising, sometimes a bit terrifying, but almost always entertaining as we took risks and tried new things in our pursuit of serving others.

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Source:: Rotary International Blog

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