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二月是世界了解月

February is World Understanding Month

台北松山扶輪社前社長 高永吉 PP Spencer 譯


在二月當中,媒體會找尋有關世界了解相關的故事。扶輪教育計劃提供了一種扶輪如何利用教育以促進和平很好的範例。趁這次的機會發佈新聞報導在貴社或地區附近大學已註冊的扶輪獎學生。或者請貴地區之獎學生寫封信到 貴國的報社報告他們學習心得,以便與貴社區分享他們的經驗。

During February the media searches for stories covering world understanding. Rotary’s educational programs provide a great example of how Rotary promotes peace through education. Take this opportunity to send out news releases featuring Rotary scholars enrolled at universities near your club or district. Or have scholars from your district write a letter to your paper from the country where they are now studying to share their experience with your community.

大使獎學生

給報社編輯信件樣本

Letter to the Editor Templates

Ambassadorial Scholar

在經過多次的衝突事件後,很多人開始思索國際關係的未來。我們深信現在正是再度強調扶輪的世界了解及和平目標最好時機。

During times of conflict many people think about the future of international relations. We believe that now is a very good time to reemphasize Rotary's goal of world understanding and peace.

身為國際扶輪大使獎學金計劃的參與者,您對多國文化交換有一獨特的遠景及展望。我們期盼你能分享你的經驗並散播在國際領域中扶輪善舉至全世界。

As a participant in Rotary International's Ambassadorial Scholarship program, you have a unique perspective on intercultural exchange. We ask that you share your experiences and spread the word of Rotary's good work on an international level.

以下係一封信件之範本,你可將它個人化並加註你個人的意見並將信寄給你當地報社編輯。編輯之專欄通常是最常被閱讀之部份,因此你的信件將會讓更多的人閱讀。

Below is a model letter that you can personalize, add your own reflections, and send to the editor of your local newspaper. The editorial page is generally one of the most-read sections of the newspaper, and your letter is likely to reach many people.

請瀏覽有效公關網址上之〝公關工具〞章節以便得到如何寫信給編輯者更多的秘訣。

Visit the “PR Tools” section of the Effective Public Relations Web site for additional tips on writing and using letters to the editor.

親愛的編輯:

Dear Editor,  

經過一再的衝突,現在世界和平及了解較諸以往更加重要。在過去的一年事實證明,擴展我們國際了解是件重要的事情。盡力去鼓勵所有學生學習外國的文化以便擴展他們對世界知識之了解。

In times of conflict, world peace and understanding are more important than ever. During the past year, it is clear that broadening our international understanding is critical. Efforts to encourage the study of foreign cultures provide opportunities for all students to broaden their knowledge of the world.

聯合國教育科學文化組織的教育助理主任彼得史密斯說:〝教育具有將人民及國家改變成相似的能力,因為它是平等、才能、社會機會、經濟穩定和全國進步的泉源。〞

“Education has the power to transform people and countries alike, because it is the wellspring of equality, ability, social opportunity, economic stability and national progress, ” said Peter Smith, UNESCO’s assistant director-general for education.

身為○○年的扶輪基金會的獎學生,我業已加強了我對國際間和平及衝突解決的承諾。這些計劃提供學生們為期三到六個月或一到二年的獎學金以便在海外研習,擔任親善大使。我在國外學習期間,它給了我增長學術及文化方面成長的機會也因此使我透過全球社區以促進國際之親善。

As a Rotary Foundation Scholar in [year], I have strengthened my commitment to peace and conflict resolution on an international level. The program provides students with three- to six-month and one- or two-year scholarships to study abroad, serving as ambassadors of goodwill.  My time abroad gave me the chance to enrich myself both academically and culturally, and I was able to promote international goodwill throughout the global community.

感謝○○○○市的扶輪社,我在○○○○市研究月或年。﹝加註幾段文章以表達個人的想法﹞

Thanks to the Rotary Club of [City, State], I spent [amount of time] studying in [City, Country]. [Add a few sentences of personal reflections]

當這個世界正與憎恨及不寬容戰鬥時,它提醒了我們了解大使獎學生,不同的文化使我們變成獨特的,但是我們文化的差異性並不是終究的事情。我們可以一同相處以強化不同文化的尊重、全球和平及了解。我深信扶輪增廣我的視野並且改變我們一生。

As the world works to combat hatred and intolerance, I am reminded of what so many of us learn as Ambassadorial Scholars - cultural differences make us unique, but our differences are not what ultimately matter. We can all work together to foster cross-cultural respect, peace and understanding worldwide. I thank Rotary for broadening my perspective and changing my life.

誠摯的

國際扶輪大使獎學生〈你的名字〉

Sincerely, 

[Your Name]

Ambassadorial Scholar Rotary International