The EarlyAct Club at Murray Centennial Public School in Quinte West is a student-driven initiative with the goal of creating a positive impact on communities through various service projects. Each year, students in grades 4-8 undertake one international project, one community project, and one school-centered project, aligning with Rotary International’s 7 Areas of Focus. The Rotary Club of Trenton generously matches fundraising efforts, offering up to $1,000 per project. While the club benefits from the guidance of two dedicated teacher mentors and supportive parent club Rotary members, the students are wholly responsible for conceiving, planning, and executing these projects.
In a recent collaboration, the club partnered with the Indigenous Peoples Partnerships Cluster (IPCC) and the Nibinamik Education Centre on a project. Nibinamik is a small Oji-Cree First Nation community located in the remote Summer Beaver Settlement of Northern Ontario, accessible only via winter or ice road. Lavender Lane Media documented their endeavors, and two movie days were organized to raise funds. The collective efforts of the club and their supporters resulted in a successful fundraising campaign that raised a total of $3,531.40. This sum, bolstered by the Rotary Club’s contribution, was sent to the Nibinamik Education Centre, enabling them to acquire much-needed gym and recess equipment.
Well done students! Your efforts mean so much to the Centre.