Keilor East Rotarians Debra Sloggett and Helen Penna were in Cambodia in July and shared their leadership and club experiences with the Rotaractors in Siem Reap.
“We really appreciate your valuable time and experience sharing with us so that we can make our club more sustainable and impactful”, is how Tangly Ton, the President of the Rotaract Club of Siem Reap described the mentorship session. 
Debra and Helen participated in several community service activities, all led and managed by the Rotaractors as they work to leave a sustainable impact in their communities.
Last year Rotary Keilor East led two District International Grants supported by the Rotary Foundation, which saw the installation of 4 water filtration systems and 11 toilets in rural high schools. Deb and Helen had the opportunity of meeting with the students and teachers who are the beneficiaries of these Grants, as they assessed the significant impact of clean water and toilets within the schools’ communities.
As part of their Project R (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Plastic Education program), Deb and Helen distributed hundreds of organic cotton bags to rural students. They also helped check SolarBuddy study lights, which will be distributed to rural students living without electricity, as part of Project L (Light for Education). And joining Project G (Empowering Girls) team, they helped pack feminine hygiene kits to be distributed to rural high school girls. The Project G team is proud to be Cambodia’s only Days for Girls’ Gold Standard Enterprise.
Deb and Helen were also special guest speakers at a Rotaract Club of Siem Reap meeting, where they were invited to share their knowledge and experience about leadership, management, fundraising, and community service activities. Drawing on their many years of experience, the Keilor East Rotarians’ mentorship was much appreciated by the Rotaract team. “Very inspirational!! I wish you could stay here longer!!” said Tangly.