Who we are
Interact Rome International is a Rotary Club Rome sponsored club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. Are you 12-18 years old and would like to be part of the Interact Family, serve the community, meet new friends and be part of an international network? Do you speak English and are a student in Rome? Join us!
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What are the benefits?
Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:
- Take action to make a difference in your school and community
- Discover new cultures and promote international understanding
- Become a leader in your school and community
- Have fun and make new friends from around the world
Celebrate the global impact of Interact by getting involved in:
- World Interact Week
- Interact Video Awards
- Rotary Youth Day at the United Nations
- Global Youth Service Day
In R.Y. 2018/2019, Interact Rome International implements activities that aim at helping sick children that are socially excluded and projects that promote knowledge sharing and international understanding. To learn more about our projects and events, please scroll down.
For information on how to join Interact Rome International, please write to Ludovica Mazzei, President, Interact Rome International email@example.com
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019-2020
President: Ludovica Mazzei
Vice-President: Ilaria Lalli
Secretary: Beatrice Maranghi
Treasurer: Kalina Kosi’c
Sergeant-at-Arms: To be advised
Projects: Laxshimi Karunanithi
Fundraising and Public Awareness for Casa di Kim
Interact Rome International leads and supports fundraising and public awareness initiatives in favor of Casa di Kim. From 1997 l’Associazione Kim Onlus (a.k.a. Casa di Kim) aims at offering shelter, medical treatment and all basic needs to children that are seriously ill and suffer from economic hardship and social exclusion. Patients at Casa di Kim frequently come from countries at war or without an appropriate health care system. Children are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who stays at Casa di Kim during the time of the treatment. Casa di Kim aims at building public awareness about the benefits of social inclusion, solidarity and service to others.
INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING PROJECTS:
1. Diplomacy Education Embassy Adoption Program
Interact Rome International participates in the Embassy Adoption Program implemented by Global Action in Italy. Students have meetings with the Head of Mission and other members of the diplomatic corps of the Embassy that adopts the Interact Club each year. Interactors study the country in depth and have the support of embassy staff to broaden their knowledge in thematic areas related to the country assigned.
Interact Rome International is honored to have been adopted by the Embassy of Norway in 2018/2019. This is a unique opportunity for our Interactors to learn by doing with the mentoring of international experts in the field.
Time dedicated to activities under the Embassy Adoption Program are recognized as “Alternanza Scuola-Lavoro.”
2. Global Action Model United Nations (GAMUN) Headquarters of the World Food Programme, May 7-10, 2019
Interact Rome International participates in the Netherlands and Italy Model United Nations Program implemented by Global Action/Diplomacy Education. The program was established in 2017 by the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It aims at offering students a unique opportunity to study the UN Security Council. After taking part in the Embassy Adoption Program, students are invited to participate in the NIMUN simulation at a conference held once a year at a UN Rome-Based-Agency (RBA) and represent the country that they have been studying.
To follow the proceedings of the Global Action Model United Nations taking place at the headquarters of the World Food Programme from May 7 to May 10, 2019, please follow us on instagram and visit our dedicated page: Interact Rome International at the Global Action Model United Nations
3. Interact Funded Scholarships for GAMUN
Interact Rome International carries out fundraising activities to award two scholarships each year to 2 (two) non-Interactors, not residing in Rome. Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and financial need.