Tibetan peace scholar visits Alford Rotary Club

Visiting peace scholar: Members of Alford & District Rotary with Jamyong Drolma
Visiting peace scholar: Members of Alford & District Rotary with Jamyong Drolma

Alford & District Rotary Club were delighted to be the first of three North-East clubs visited by a Tibetan Rotary Peace Scholar.

Jamyong Drolma, who is currently studying for a masters degree at Bradford University, is a co-founder and project manager of Pendy i Women’s Group - a charity set up with USAID to strengthen the capacity of Tibetan grassroots organisations, reduce poverty through economic development, cultural and environmental preservation, improved access to education, and better healthcare.

Jamyong speaks three languages, Tibetan, Chinese and English. A spokesperson for Alford & District Rotary said: “Her command of English was amazing, and she had her audience spellbound as she told them of the part of Tibet where she works and the challenges faced by the organisation.”

Each year, the Rotary Foundation funds 10 peace scholars from around the world to further their studies at a British university. Now near the end of her course, Jamyong is touring Scotland giving talks, and Alford Rotary was the first of three North-East clubs she visited.

Also present at the meeting, amongst many distinguished guests, were district governor elect Roddy Duncan and his wife.

Rotary International is an organisation with the purpose of bringing together business leaders to promote human rights and advance goodwill.