District 9800 nominee Lucienne Heyworth is one of 6 inspirational people honoured for their work with refugees. Lucienne was a District 9800 sponsored Rotary Peace Fellow at Uppsala University, 2015-17 and was invited to attend the Rotary Day at the UN Headquarters New York.
Lucienne has been recognised for her work in Jordan, Syria and Yemen and the development of educational programs for refugee camps that provide hope for a future.
Lucienne’s Project was to develop an educational curriculum to be used in times of emergency, focused on the Middle East. This “education in emergencies” curriculum provides instructional materials that can be used in makeshift learning spaces to teach people displaced by conflict.
Such spaces create critical safe places for entire communities, where families can fill other basic needs like food, hygiene, and health. Lucienne, who was a teacher before she developed her expertise in providing education in areas of conflict, has focused her work in the Middle East. https://www.rotary.org/en/6- humanitarians-honored-their-work-refugees.
In support of Lucienne, past recipients from our district, Stephanie Woollard and Ludovic Grosjean joined Past District Governor Neville John and myself to provide information on Rotary and the UN experiences. This is a happy day for Rotary District 9800 and I know you all join me in congratulating Lucienne.