To create an ongoing cultural exchange and understanding, Roswell Rotary participates in and financially supports a program of sending a Roswell school teacher to and hosting a school teacher from Pilar, Argentina. This program is the outgrowth of an original student exchange program started by the president of the West Jacksonville, Florida Rotary Club in 1974. The program evolved into a teacher exchange program and was brought to our club by his son, Roswell Rotarian Lee Hollingsworth. After visiting respective school systems and communities for about two weeks, the teachers bring back experiences to their students, faculty, and community. It is also a reward for deserving teachers who are never recognized enough for their contributions to the youth in their communities. The program builds awareness of Rotary in the world community and brings international cultural experiences to those who might normally have the opportunity. This year's teacher, and the 4th to be hosted by our club, was Dario Rosa who teaches history and philosophy at Magno College Secondary School in Pilar. Dario was selected as Teacher of the Year for his District in 2016. This was his very first trip to the U.S. After a lengthy selection process among many applications, Ms. Angelique Hayes, a teacher at Crabapple Middle School in Roswell was chosen to represent our club for two weeks in Pilar, Argentina. Angelique will demonstrate local teaching methods and experiences while observing a variety of educational techniques in both private and public schools in Argentina.
|Rotary Club of Pilar, Argentina selected the teacher, Dario Rosa, and financed the trip to Roswell, Ga.|