Mexico: In San Juan del Río, Rotary promotes a positive culture of peace


An article from El Sol de San Juan del Rio

In the municipality of San Juan del Río, various commitments were established by Rotary International to provide support to the San Juan community, among them; disease treatment, water, sanitation and hygiene, literacy and basic education, support for the environment, among others.

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How important is community development for a culture of peace?

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The commitments contribute to “Building a Culture of Positive Peace”, an event held at the Tithing Portal, headed by the representative of the organization in the municipality, Rafael de Jesús Molina Lara. in coordination with other members of Rotary International District 4140 , a support plan for the population was designed.

The group is dedicated to providing support to the population with actions in different areas, making an alliance with some companies, civil associations and others to pay attention to issues such as maternal and child health, the economic development of the community as well as promoting peace and conflict prevention.

In this same event of strategy to support the San Juan community, the Sculpture of Peace was unveiled, which was designed at the request of Rotary International District 4140, by the Jalisco sculptor Camilo Ramírez, born on July 18, 1957, in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco.

“Rotary is a global network of neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who see a planet where people come together and take action to create lasting, positive change in communities around the world.”

He said that for more than 117 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy and intelligence to improve lives through service, “so in Rotary we are fully convinced that understanding, goodwill and peace among people is possible and achievable”.