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Rotary District 7770 maintains many district projects. Here’s a sampling of what we do.

Vocational Teams (formerly Group Study Exchange) – District 7770 sends teams of young professionals to other countries to perform needs assessments and to study their occupations in other countries. We’ve accepted teams of young professionals from all over the world.

District 7770 Vocational Team to Peru.

Ambassadorial Scholarships – The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries.

Charleston’s Jamilla Harper spent a year studying in Kenya through our Ambassadorial Scholar program. RI Director Anne Matthews and Jamilla Harper.

Youth Exchange – District 7770 sends South Carolina high school students (between the ages of 15 and 18 1/2 on departure) to live and attend high school in other countries for a year. The program is open to children of Rotarians and NON-Rotarians alike. Exchange student candidates must be outgoing, self-confident, friendly, adaptable, and adventurous, willing to learn a foreign language, with above average grades in school. District 7770 currently has 7 students studying around the world and 13 students here in South Carolina for the year.

Inbound Youth Exchange students from around the world. (2010-2011 school year)

Friendship Exchange – Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs. Participants may travel as individuals, couples, families, or groups, and may be Rotary members or not.

South Carolina Rotarians visit District 1070 in England.

CART – District 7770 took the lead in supporting Coins for Alzheimer’s Research, a cooperative Rotary program that supports research for the treatment and cure of Alzheimer’s disease.

Gift of Life – District 7770 is a long-time supporter of Gift of Life, a program that accepts at risk children from third world countries and provides life-saving surgeries with Rotary funds.

These twins were given life saving heart surgeries through Gift of Life.

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