Ripple Effect Program - Guatemala

The Ripple Effect Program in Guatemala is the first international world community service program ever developed in District 5550.

This award-winning program was initiated by the Rotary Club of Winnipeg West, and is now a District 5550 Program. It involves many clubs in District 5550 and has expanded into Districts 5580 and 5360.

Under the direction of the Canadian Ripple Effect Committee and the Guatemalan Ripple Effect Committee, school projects are identified, club-to-club agreements are signed and projects are implemented.

The purpose of this program is to provide opportunity to disadvantaged children through education. This program creates a "ripple effect". Education improves the lives and outlook of the students; then, through "the ripple", they affect those around them, who in turn affect others in ever-widening circles.