Conrad C. Heede e-mailCCHeede@aol.com D - 5790 Governor - 1991-92 Bus (817) 336-0321 D - 5790 Rotary Foundation Chairman - 1994-98 Fax (817) 282-2400 R.I.T.E Chairman - 1992-99 Res (817) 268-1612 Member of the Poverty & Hunger Alleviation Task Force
Responsibilities of Rotary Clubs in Host Countries:
· Provide suitable room and board for each incoming teacher, preferably in a Rotarian’s home. Establish meal schedules.
· Recruit students prior to the teacher’s arrival (10 - 30 students per class per teacher, 2 - 3 classes per day, 5 days per week). See note below.
· Provide a suitable classroom (e.g. With heat, air-conditioning or fans if needed for student and teacher comfort, plus to provide an environment conducive to learning in a two hour class).
· Obtain special permits for volunteer teachers (if necessary).
· Provide local transportation to and from the airport, the classroom and to other activities.
· Involve the teacher in Rotary, family and local cultural activities, plus provide opportunities for other personal activities during free time.
· Provide access to emergency medical care and medicines.
· Provide an opportunity for teachers to learn about the local school system and to interact with other teaching professionals.
· Provide access to a copy machine and paper so the teacher may prepare curriculum materials.
· Provide an overhead projector, slide projector or other visual presentation equipment as needed.
· Provide a blackboard, chalk, erasers, pencils, paper and a large flip chart, markers and easel.
· Organize an effective public relations effort.
· Arrange a graduation ceremony for the students and provide certificates of completion.
· Organize a suitable “Thank you” ceremony for the teacher.
NOTE: Recruiting can be effectively accomplished by using posters, public service announcements on radio and TV, newspaper press releases, and direct contact with local businesses, public safety personnel (police, fire & ambulance services), and schools & colleges.