Marapara Rotaractors bag top honors

Marapara Rotaractors bag top honors
(l-r) Pilipinas MDIO Chair Manuel Manuel Joseph Franco, Marapara Rotaract’s past president Lander Leonillo, club president Carmela Kristina Dueñas and District Rotaract Representative Christian Santiago

The Rotaract Club of Marapara, based in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, won a bagful of trophies at the 2022 Pilipinas GEAR Awards for outstanding and exemplary Rotaract Clubs held recently in Pasay City. 

Marapara, one of some 500 Rotaract Clubs in the Philippines, took top honors in the category of the most outstanding Rotaract Club project in basic education and literacy with the club’s extensive computer literacy program for disadvantaged children.

The Pilipinas Rotaract Awards Committee said the program was relevant, effective and efficiently implemented, collaborative, innovative and provides a sustainable impact to the local community.

The committee further recognized Marapara as an exemplary club with strong leadership through club president Carmela Kristina Dueñas and past president Lander Leonillo, who received a Meritorious Service Award.

“We are truly honored and humbled by the awards,” said club president Dueñas. “It’s an honor shared by all members of the club who have a passion to be of service to the community.”

The club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara.

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