David Kofi Anokye


When I first started working with Rotaract it was just business. They were working on a an initiative for South Sudan and at that time I was the President of the University of Lethbridge’s African Caribbean Association. Having members from both of our clubs from South Sudan we were both approached about helping with this project which was a great experience and success. While working with the board of the event and the executive committee I was able to see just what Rotoract did from behind the scenes by sitting in on a few meetings, I soon realized just how greatly one club can and continues to impact its surrounding and global community. The Cherry Change done at each meeting was one initiative in particular that caught my attention. The simple act of donating pocket change and saying why you were happy really goes along way.As an African I can say I have seen with my own eyes the impact of simple little acts like cherry change can and I was so moved by the gesture. Rotaract had given me a way to give back to the community and in the process has given and taught me so much. So as a member and someone who has seen the planning and the end product i can truly say working with this club is a labor of love.