The Rotary Club of Brampton South has been playing a pivotal role in the City of Brampton since July 30, 1974. Our projects are ongoing, and as the Rotary Club of Brampton South grows and evolves “together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
Diabetes Canada’s D-Camps program provides a platform for children and youth living with type-1 diabetes and their parents to connect, learn, and share their experiences with others facing similar challenges. D-Camps is a summer camp program provides a safe and fun environment where campers can learn about diabetes management, develop independence, and make friends with others who are living with diabetes. D-Camps is a one-of-a-kind program being offered to children and youth living with diabetes across the country. Our club took the responsibility of supporting two children with Type-1 diabetes from Brampton every year to attend these camps.
RCBS supported the ECLYPSE program by giving a Cheque of 5000 CAD this rotary year.
Rapport Youth & Family Services is committed to strengthening the social and emotional well-being of youth through youth engagement and related support services. Their Program; ECLYPSE (Experiential Centre Lighting Youths’ Paths Supporting Expression) has been operating since 1999 as a multi-service youth drop-in centre for 12-24 year olds living in Brampton. The program aims to provide:
The Aim is to empower young students who are our future through scholarships and leadership programs, to help them toward removing any barriers that may stand in the way of their achieving success.
Objective of the Scholarships is to acknowledge students who exemplify and have demonstrated a good citizenship qualities like:
• Outstanding leadership skills in school and community.
• Undertaking community volunteering.
• Showing school spirit and understanding diversity equity & inclusion.
• Displaying respectful behaviour towards others.
These can be need based too e.g. financial necessity
The awareness, contemplation and action about being a good conscientious citizen is that what matters in their forming years. Offering these award scholarships is an effort by our club, a step forward to accomplish that objective. To know about a Rotarian way of life will help them to excel in evolving many aspects of their personality as young adults. To build a diverse, equitable and inclusive community culture with more social, economic and educational opportunities for all in Brampton community.
In Rotary year 2022-23. we disbursed these scholarships to 6 schools of Brampton city. The total money amounted to Cad 16000
In order to keep up with digital transformation, we need to implement digital technology. Therefore, to enhance their literacy program, expand, and upgrade their library, we promised to start with 8 kindle/Kobo tablets and digital books. This will enable children and youth to identify their areas of reading and we will be able to support the reading interest by providing books that appeal to them. These technologies will help beneficiaries to better communicate, collaborate, engage, and interact with the people around them
This year, donation of CAD 7000, from the Rotary club helped support The Boys Club, the new Girls Club, and the SAFE Club at Turner Fenton Secondary School,. These clubs foster trusting safe connections between key staff and students who experienced a variety of challenges in school: lack of engagement, low motivation and difficulty with self-regulation. Weekly meetings during the lunch hour are organized.. The following opportunities for students: are made available:
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.” —Kofi Annan
To provide our club’s support to literacy program for Children and Mothers of Family Life Resource Center, We provided them with 100 books for all age groups.
In order to keep up with digital transformation, we need to implement digital technology. Therefore, to enhance their literacy program and expand and upgrade their library, We have promised to start with 5 kindle/kobo tablets and digital books. This will enable children and youth to identify their areas of reading and we will be able to support the reading interest by providing books that appeal to them. These technologies will help beneficiaries to better communicate, collaborate, engage, and interact with the people around them.
On July 29 th 2022, we donated Five Microsoft Surface Pro -7, Two -in-One detachable hybrid notebook computers to Brampton- Family Life Resource Centre at Main and Williams Parkway. These computer notebooks are for the families (women and children fleeing domestic violence) to have an access for continued education and employment opportunities. Our purpose is to help in providing vocational skills applications for the mothers for future employment as well as the opportunity for the youth to enhance their knowledge for educational purposes
In Picture: President Kiran Duggal and Immediate Past president Sunil Sharma handing over hybrid notebooks to Shannon Cresswell and Mercy of FLRC
On July 29 th 2022, A cheque for CAD 2000 was given to Brampton- Family Life Resource Centre at Main and Williams Parkway for food supplies for summer camp for July/Aug 2022
In Picture: Immediate Past President Sunil Sharma handing a cheque for $2000 CAD to Miss Brandi who is in charge of Summer School at the Center, accompanied by Club President Kiran Duggal and Family Life Resource Center Member Shannon
The Boys and Girls Club is an agency which thrives to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. In collaboration with Turner Fenton Secondary, our Rotary Club has been providing annual scholarships to 2 students who are pursuing post-secondary education for the past 6 years.
Building on the Rotary’s value of improving lives and creating a better world, the RCBS has been continuously supporting the Peel Memorial /Brampton Civic Hospital with donations exceeding $200,000. During the COVID-19 pandemic, $12,000 was donated to the hospital to assist in patient care.
The Family Life Resource Center is a women’s shelter providing an interim home for women and their children who are fleeing gender-based violence. To date, our club has provided both volunteer hours, as well as financial support of over $6,000. This money was used for improving the building infrastructure such as the upgrading of the security/intercom system within the agency. In aspiring to bring a ray of joy and hope to the children and youth living in the shelter, our club hosted a “Literacy Evening” in collaboration with Rotary’s education and literacy month. This was a fun-filled evening which made a difference to all who attended.
The COVID-19 Rotary Mask distribution has been very successful during November of 2020 in getting out in the Brampton South communities that save lives. Our goal is to have everyone in our community wear a mask in public and to promote all Public Health measures for COVID-19 prevention. This mask will best help the communities to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus to other people even if you are asymptomatic and vice versa.