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First City Rotary & Ketchikan Wellness Coalition Partnering with State Department Program to Address Ketchikan Health Needs

August 06, 2022

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - First City Rotary & The Ketchikan Wellness Coalition announced the arrival of Rajesh Kumar, from Pakistan, on August 6, 2022. Kumar is a participant in the Community Solutions Program sponsored and funded by the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Program which is implemented by IREX.

Kumar, will be working a four month long fellowship with the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition focusing his efforts in their many public health and wellness endeavors, and First City Rotary will serve as his cultural and community host. He will be in Ketchikan until November 28th.

jpg First City Rotary & Ketchikan Wellness Coalition Partnering with State Department Program to Address Ketchikan Health Needs

Rajesh Kumar
Photo courtesy First City Rotary

Kumar stated in his resume, “As an Assistant Commissioner for the Government of Sindh, I have experience resolving community issues of health, education, and other issues at the grassroots level. During my Community Solutions fellowship, I hope to learn leadership skills, innovative ideas, interpersonal and social skills, and coordination skills with different stakeholders. Upon returning to my home community, I plan to work on malnutrition and education by building teams, sensitizing and mobilizing the public, and coordinating effectively with stakeholders.”

With an interactive partnership with the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, First City Rotary stated in a news release they look forward to welcoming Rajesh Kumar into our community in order to continue Rotary’s tradition of doing good things for Ketchikan and the world beyond.

Kumar holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Karachi, Pakistan; a Master of Arts Degree in Linguistics Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Pakistan; and a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature.

The Community Solutions Program is a professional leadership development program for the best and brightest community leaders worldwide. The Community Solutions Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by IREX.

IREX is a highly acclaimed professional development program for emerging global community leaders working on environmental issues, peace and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender issues.

IREX works with Rotary International, amongst other non-profits, to build peaceful, friendly and mutually beneficial relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Edited By: Mary Kauffman, SitNews

Source of News:

First City Rotary & The Ketchikan Wellness Coalition



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