Rotaract Districts in Africa have been working together for many years. One of the major challenges we face is expanding our collaborations to accommodate more Districts in Africa, due to a lack of information and communication amongst Rotaractors and Rotaract Districts. Due to this challenge, a group of Rotaract friends identified the need to start up a Rotaract Africa Multi-District Information Organisation (RA-MDIO) and approached Rotary International.
This decision was inspired by the Rotaract Africa Summit, an event recognized by RI that brings together Rotaractors across the continent, to celebrate diverse perspectives, discover common interests and inspire new synergy.
Timeline of Events
The first Rotaract Club in Africa was the Rotaract Club of Durban in South Africa, District 9370 and was chartered on 1st October 1968. However, since this club was subsequently terminated, currently, the oldest active club in the region is the Rotaract Club of Mombasa in Kenya, District 9212 which was chartered on 17th March 1972.