Project Amigo (Aired on November 22 & 23, 2014)
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RadioRotary co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell interview Rotarians Pat Green and Gail Dejmal of the Monroe-Woodbury club about their participation in Project Amigo and about the humanitarian activities of their Rotary club. Project Amigo consists of a number of ways that Rotarians and others can improve the lives of the rural poor in Colima State, Mexico, many of them migrant workers. It began informally in 2984 when California Rotarian Tom Rose lost his way in Colima and came upon the small village of Cofradía de Suchitlàn. Recognizing the unmet needs of the villagers, Rose and his wife Susan Hill began to provide assistance, which eventually blossomed into Project Amigo, which today brings volunteers from the United States, Canada, and Mexico to Colima to help with literacy projects, health projects, and more. One way volunteers, such as Pat Green and Gail Dejmal had helped is participating in “work weeks,” that are devoted to eye care or literacy. Also discussed on the p