Basseterre, St. Kitts – Members of the Rotary Club of Liamuiga recently journeyed to two primary schools in St. Kitts to share the principles of the Rotary Four-Way Test. On June 17 and 18, the Club members visited and interacted with students, teachers and staff at the Irishtown Primary and Bronte Welsh Primary Schools, respectively.
The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and non-sectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Rotarian Dr Ismay Taylor led the presentations on the Four-Way Test and also gave the students an overview of what is Rotary and what being a Rotarian is all about. Her discussion with the students and teachers was illustrated and enlivened with videos illustrating how applying the Four-Way Test is beneficial in everyday life. The featured video was the “Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure”; the story of a young entrepreneur who starts an apple dumpling business. With the guidance of a mysterious voice, conveying the Four-Way Test, he turns his venture into a wonderful success and makes friends along the way. At the end of the interactive session, bookmarks inscribed with the Rotary Four-Way Test were distributed to students and teachers of each school.
At the conclusion of each school visit, the Rotarians unveiled large, wall-mounted signs displaying the Four-Way Test and encouraged students, teachers and staff to read it daily and live up to its principles.