Together We Can Make A Better World
I am Jason Lee from Taipei, Taiwan. I have been an active Rotarian member in The Rotary Club of Taipei Tung-Teh for 12 years and served as Club President in 2018-2019. I am very grateful and proud to be a Rotary Peace Fellow and joining the Class 28 of the Rotary Peace Fellowship Program with a group of talented classmates whom have been selected as best candidates from 18 countries around the world with capabilities, ideas and the passion for promoting peace. I am here, as the first Rotarian from Taiwan to join this program which has given me a valuable opportunity to explore and study further on the importance of Rotary’s six areas of focus which are Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development, Peace and Conflict Prevention/ Resolution. It has been a month now that I am here at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, I realized that “Peace through Service” is by supporting and doing well for all the other Rotary’s areas of focus.
I strongly believe that the Rotary Peace Fellowship will strengthen the impact of my work as a peace and development professional because I want to become a good peace builder, Rotary being the inspiration and also Rotary connecting the world and all our peace fellows here. This is one of the major reasons that I joined the Rotary International when I returned to Taiwan from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Because I believe that with sincerity and unity, together we can make the world a better place. Of course, being a great peace maker, I need to gain more knowledge, enhance my skills, learning to implement professional tools, idea sharing, international relationship and to build up a good foundation.
This way I can always improve myself and be prepared when facing different situations. This is the best choice of training for me to strengthen my interpersonal skills and developing deeper insights through group discussions regarding many world issues as well as simulations on handling conflicts. I hope that one day I can represent my country in the UN, local government and working with other peace fellows closely to achieve my ultimate goal in peace. Playing an important role to help solve many conflicts between Taiwan and China for many issues especially on peace education. It’s the history that has made the past.
For the future, it will need good peace making to build up a bridge for effective communication and conflict solving to move forward for progressive development. When I returned home, I will be a speaker on Peace and continue to share my experiences and knowledge, hoping that it can inspire our fellow Rotarians and many others to do the right things and to do things right. I will also continue to contribute my time and support as a proud Rotarian to volunteer in many meaningful projects towards achieving Rotary International mission and vision. When everyone plays our part, we can all move towards a great positive change and harmony.
Finally, I would like to express my appreciation and special thanks to all Rotary Peace Center staff, Deputy Director Dr. Vitoon, Director Professor Surichai, Ms. Thita, Ms. Krittika, Mrs. Oy, Ms. Ying and so many others that have been taking care of us fellows everyday, making me feel warmth and comfortable here in Bangkok and to our friendship forever. My host counselor Past District Governor Dr. Chairat, Rotarian friends and Co-counselor Past President Jongkoldee, the current RI 3350 District Governor Thanongsak’s spouse, thank you very much for your warm and welcoming hospitality to me. I also deeply respect the man who has founded this meaningful Rotary Peace Fellowship Program since 14 years ago, RI Past President Bhichai Rattakul. He is also a former Foreign Minister, First Deputy Prime Minister and President of Parliament with great leadership and vision. PRIP believes that peace comes from deep inside everyone and we are the one who knows and can promote and build peace. People like you and me are the basic to peace and when more people getting involved and playing our role, it will be the key to make peace in the world. I believe peace can be adapted into our daily lives and brings greater meaning when there is understanding, Peace begins with a smile.
JASON LEE (Rainboii) – TAIWAN
Rotary Peace Fellow – Class 28
Club President 2018-2019 of District 3522
Rotary International Rotary Club of Taipei Tung-Teh
Chair 2020-2022 of District 3522, Rotary Foundation Peace Fellowships