It will not be long until we leave for home. This has been a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend it to others; Rotary members or not. In this program we didn't see many of the typical tourist sites but have an extensive exposure to the local people at all levels. This program allows one to contribute to those who very much need help and to those who are actively helping their own countrymen and women. I must note that most of the work and money comes from local Bangladesh and Indian Rotary members and others in country. They don't just take our money but especially when it comes to personal involvement, do they majority of the work themselves. The local Rotarians contribute very substantially to these programs. I am filled with hope for the future as they are making great progress in bringing millions of people out of poverty. One key is the focus on women. Another is the rapid introduction of technology. Cell phones are everywhere, even outside the major cities and the Internet is providing massive exposure to the rest of the world.
I am filled with hope.