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Rotary eClub One Service 2014 - 2015
Your Donation, Our Service
Any money donated to Rotary eClub One goes directly to fund
community service activities across the world.
Some of the projects
funded by during the last 2 Rotary years
are listed below.
Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate and Speech Therapy Trip in Peru – Between 75 and 100 children will receive medical care that
would otherwise be unavailable to them from a team of trained experts.
The team repairs cleft lips and palates and offers speech therapy. A
partner organization, Healing the Children, returns to the same area each year
and is able to do follow up with previous patients. Rotary eClub One will
provide provide financial support for the children and their families. The
support will contribute to transportation and lodging, rental of medical
equipment, and purchasing of medications for surgeries and post-operative care.
Two Rotary Clubs in Lima, Peru help recruit patients for surgery, assist with
patient and family transport, and gather supplies needed to help patients.
Planning for Water Service Project in Got Osimbo, Kenya – This grant request is to
fund the planning stages of a water project in the 6000-person Got Osimbo
community in Kenya. The planning of the project will be done through
involving members of the community of Got Osimbo, the Kenyan government,
members of the Utimishi Nairobi Rotary Club (host club) and Harambee Kenya
leadership representing the Rotary Club of Evergreen, Colorado USA.
(International partner). The proposed clean water system will include three
boreholes, pumps, and holding tanks that feed 11 kiosks through piped gravity
flow. The kiosks will include water taps, community toilets, showers and
tubs for washing laundry communally. The first estimates of the cost are
$300,000. Funding would come through a Rotary global grant and other
resources. The Kenyan Government has indicated the intention of some
collaborative economic support. Rotary eClub One’s funding will go to support
costs associated with initial investigation and planning for the project.
Maternal Health in Afghanistan – Charkent is the poorest district in Balkh Province. Its population consists of
small-scale subsistence farmers, herders and the landless sharecroppers.
Charkent has few roads and its villages are hard to reach. One woman in every
eleven dies of pregnancy-related causes in Afghanistan, and one in ten children
dies before his or her fifth birthday. The situation is even worse in remote
areas such as Charkent, where nearly nine out of ten women give birth at home
on the floor without any medical assistance whatsoever. While there are
health centers in the area and a hospital 48 km away, they are poorly equipped
and women would rather risk giving birth at home than risk giving birth on the
way to them. Giving birth at home means they do not have the support of local
health workers. HealthProm has been working in Charkent District since 2009 and
is the only organization in the district focused on improving maternal and
child health. HealthProm works in partnership with local organization, Bakhtar
Development Network, to deliver the project.
Water Tanks at Deva Kirubai Social Help Association in India – the Deva Kirubao Social Help Association was founded in
1993 to help the orphan and destitute population in the Manapparai, Tiruchirappalli district of India. Acute
water shortage is a serious problem for the social help association. The
obligation to buy water from outside water resources has been highly expensive
and stressful. There have been times where water has been unavailable
completely. Lack of sufficient quantity of water at the right times has
caused a number of on-going difficulties.
One Lamp per Bure in Fiji – Remote
islands of the South Pacific typically have no access to infrastructure like
electricity. Village residents depend on kerosene lamps for light, which
exposes them to carcinogenic fumes, the risk of fire, and poor light that is
insufficient to study or work by. Vision is eroded and literacy and education
standards compromised. Simple solar lanterns are fifteen times brighter than
kerosene and can save hundreds of dollars a year by eliminating the need to
purchase kerosene. They have been proven to increase child study time by 75%,
increase household income by 25% due to the ability to work at night, and 94%
of household users feel safer. Rotary eClub One will contribute to purchase
lanterns for 25 families in the remote village of Togo.
Literacy Global Grant in Guatemala – Rotary eClub One will partner with Coeur
d’Alene Rotary Club in Idaho and Quetzaltenango Rotary Club in Guatemala on
this Global Grant project. The project serves the indigenous peoples in the
western highlands of Guatemala, home of the lowest literacy rates in the
western hemisphere. Each year, Cooperative for Education, with help from
the Guatemalan Rotary partners and the Guatemalan Ministry of Education,
identifies potential communities that could benefit from Rotary assistance. The
targeted communities in Guatemala’s Western Highlands suffer from (a) low
literacy due to ineffective teaching methods, (b) low literacy due to a lack of
books and (c) low technology literacy due to lack of computers. The
Global Grant consists of 3 parts: providing literacy training to teachers and
reading books in 25 elementary schools, implementing 9 literacy-strengthening
textbook projects and establishing 2 computer centers.
Scholarships for Practicing Primary School Teachers in Guatemala – Rotary eClub One will contribute $2,000 for Teacher Training
Scholarships. The purpose of the Teacher Training Scholarships will be to
provide scholarships to primary school teachers already teaching at a
recognized Ministry of Education (public) School in a geographical area in
relatively close proximity to the community of Solola, Guatemala.
Scholarships for Students Pursing High School in Ecuador – Rotary eClub One will contribute to the scholarship funds
available for students after they graduate from Colegio La Minga. While the
initial benefit is for the individual student, the final impact is on the
entire community. Students return from their education and contribute to the
community: one is acting as a librarian and another has started a recycling
program. In addition, other students are pursing degrees in elementary
education, ecotourism, agro-industrial farming, veterinary medicine, and
Educational Materials for Tribal Children in South Calcutta, India – The beneficiaries of the project are students in Classes 9-12
(Junior and High school level) at three schools run by the Government of West
Bengal, throughout the Dakshin Barasat area of South Calcutta in the West
Bengal State of India. Students are from tribal families, a lower socio
economic group, where their mothers are either illiterate or have a basic level
of education. Schools in this area do not provide textbooks and/or exercise
books consistently to enable students to complete their basic education;
therefore it becomes the responsibility of the families to meet this expense
(most families find this a financial burden). Most students have many siblings,
and their parents are contractual laborers earning between $35 - $65 USD a
Support for the Public Library in Tacna, Peru –
Built in 1957, the Tacna public library is the city’s only public library. It
supports 300,000 residents and relies on private funding. The building is in
need of repair. The employees of the library and members of the community will
do much of the manual labor.
11 - Promoting Literacy at Rotary Wheel Primary School - Lagos
project involves providing support materials (uniforms & sandals) for
pupils at a Rotary funded primary school for vulnerable children. Pupils at the
school are mostly orphans, street children and children of beggars.
12 - Friends of the Arts - Wallace, North Carolina, USA
are to be used to help students with rental of instruments and to purchase
instruments that would become part of the school program. Funds provide
continued designated funding for musical instruments to be used in music
program. This high school has a very active instrumental music program. Funds
are used to help students with rental of instruments and to purchase
instruments that would become part of the school program.
13 - Ninos de la Promesa Orphanage Furniture - Tijuana, Mexico
join the Rotary Club of Tehachapi in supporting Ninos de la Promesa, a well-run
program for homeless children from an impoverished neighborhood of Tijuana,
Mexico. This orphanage is just across the border in Mexico and not far from
Tehachapi, CA. The funds will be used for the purchase of several lightly
used couches for the orphanage family room.
14 - PR in the Form of Support for culinary Contest for Adults
with Developmental Disabilities – Salernes, France
local vocational school for people with disabilities of Salernes, France, has programs
to train people with disabilities as laundry workers, garden and grounds
keepers and cooks and restaurant employees. This CSG will provide prizes for
the top three chefs in a competition. For the first time ever, the school
will organize a cooking contest between various training culinary school for
people with disabilities. The $500 represents about 1/10th of the total budget
for this project: the funds from Rotary eClub One will be spent to purchase the
three main prizes in form of kitchen tools and/or appliances. This would be in
conjunction with funds from the Center itself, the local bank and the local
Rotary Club amongst others.
15 - Village Sanitation Program – Kankradi Village, Taluka
project is a community service project for the poorest section of society in
the village. We will be building separate toilet blocks for gentlemen and
ladies. The villagers will form a committee to maintain the toilets. The
funds will be used for the supplies required to build the toilet.
16 - Scholarship to complete Higher Education – Deva Kirubai
Social Help Association, India
funds will be used to pay the balance of Esther Nancy’s final semester/college
fees, fees and boarding required to complete her 3 months Field
Project/Practical work expenses.
17 - Action for the
Minority Children – Uganda (“AMCU”) – Bwindi, Uganda
Rotary eClub One grant will support one year of primary school tuition for 5
students who was have been abandoned by their parents and raised by the
organization “Action for the Minority Children – Uganda.” According to
AMCU, Uganda has an extremely high percentage of its population who live
without access to adequate housing, education, nutrition, and child care. Under
these conditions many children are neglected by their parents and are forced to
fend for themselves. AMCU provides basic needs and counseling to these
children, and have been able to help over 100 children. AMCU is seeking
money to help pay tuition fees for primary school. The funding will be
used exclusively to pay for the education of the five students (not overhead,
18 - Students Today, Leaders Forever – Minnesota, USA
integrated group of middle school students will identify, plan, implement, and
evaluate service projects within our communities through an afterschool club
held weekly during the 2nd semester of the school year. The group will also be
assisting the Students Today Leaders Forever non-profit leadership team in
identifying a location and plan for their “Pay it Forward” tour. Students will
travel by bus to at least one state away and participate in providing service
to meet a genuine need in a local area. During the evenings and in preparation,
students will participate in leadership and team-building activities. For many
of our students, they are the ones that benefit from food banks, clothing
drives, and service from people in our communities. Many have never traveled
outside of our local area. The funds will assist in providing partial
scholarships for participation in the service-learning trip for up to 10
at-risk middle school students. Students will have the opportunity to help earn
the other portion of their trip expenses.
19 - Refrigerator for Piet Van School – Dhaka, Bangladesh
Van School serves 60 extremely poor children living in one of Dhaka’s slums.
Most live in very unstable situations. Many are orphans, or have been rejected
by their families. Many spend the afternoons and evenings begging in a busy
intersection nearby. The school plans to expand to 75 children in January 2015.
Piet Van School regularly receives donations of healthy snacks, milk and hot
meals from a local voluntary organization called Thrive. A refrigerator will
help to preserve food donations and cooking supplies, thereby ensuring food
safety and freshness for the children. Funds will be used to purchase a
refrigerator and a voltage stabilizer to protect against power surges, which
are common in Dhaka. Any surplus funds will be used to purchase kitchen
utensils, or to meet other urgent needs of the school and/or students, so that
the children can focus on learning in a supportive, healthy environment.
20 - Sun Protection for Elementary School Children – Ite Peru
Rotarians from the Miculla Club in Tacna Peru would purchase and install the
tarp over the large play area of the elementary school. Ite Elementary is a
school for the children of the local farm workers. The families are very poor
and the school has many needs. The Rotarians from RC Miculla provide annual
medical clinics and once per year accompany me for a literacy project. I
noticed on my last visit that the tarp for the play area was destroyed and not
providing shade. The old tarp lasted 4 years and since the school is located
near the sea, the winds can be very damaging over time. There are no
shady areas for the children to play and the tarp provides not only a cool
place to play but protection from sun damage. The funds will be used to
purchase a large protection tarp.
ALSO, IN 2013 - 2014
Water & Sanitation Project in Umueze-Anam (South-Eastern Nigeria) –
The community has no safe source of drinking water. Until fall of 2012, the
community had depended on the water from Rivers Anambra & Ezu, which border
the community. Though these water sources had not been safe for drinking or
cooking, they were further polluted during the flooding of southern Nigerian
communities in fall of 2012. The project will produce a safe drinking water
source for the community.
Desk and Book Aid in Vanuatu - Vanuatu has the lowest literacy rate in
the Asia-Pacific region with only 37% of population being able to read and
write. The Vanuatu schools are under-resourced with lack of desks,
chairs, books and writing materials. This project will provide 1,000 robust school
desks (two children per desk) in Vanuatu, age-specific books written in English
and French and writing materials for reading comprehension classes.
tanks for the Kathyoli Primary School, Kenya - Currently, the school
has one 10,000-liter water tank; however, the capacity is not enough to make
the most of the wet season. A total of 30,000 liters of storage capacity
would be ideal. An inadequate water supply also means that sanitation and
hygiene levels are poor. This project will provide funds for the
transportation and installation of two 10,000 liter water tanks. These tanks
will allow the school to meet its water needs.
Literacy Project (GLP) will serve the indigenous peoples in the
Western Highlands of Guatemala, where you find one of the lowest literacy rates
in the Western Hemisphere. The GLP Global Grant consists of 3
parts: providing literacy training and reading books in 25 elementary
schools; implementing 7 literacy-strengthening textbook projects and
establishing 1 computer center. The total cost of the project is $255,000
with a $2,000 contribution from Rotary eClubOne.
Pamba Water, Sanitation and Health Project in the Andes of Ecuador will
serve the indigenous Kichwa living in the watershed area of Malingua
Pamba-Quinta Tunguiche (MP-QT) living in the Andes between 9,500 and 12,000
feet. Rotary and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) – Denver Chapter have been
working with these communities, numbering around 1,500 people, since 2006 in
various projects along with Centro Educativo La Minga, Inc. (CELM). This
project will address improvements and expansion in the existing MP-QT Potable
Water System, exploration of use of drip watering, initiation of Erosion
Control, providing modified Rocket Stoves, ‘family-sized’ hot
“houses-greenhouses”, ‘family-sized composting toilets” with courses in how to
properly use them. Rotary eClub One is committing $5,000 to the total project
projects funded during the 2013- 2014 year include:
Operation Warm: Operation Warm provided winter coats for school children in
the West Chester Area School District.
Brainwise: This project provided e-readers for homeless men to help them
develop critical thinking and decision-making skills.
German Book Exchange: This project will provided funding for a book exchange to
support cultural exchange and learning.
Project Horizon: This project provided a computer to serve students who do
not otherwise have access to a computer at home in order to complete
THEARC: This project provided a scholarship for music lessons for a
student in Washington, D.C.
Friends of the Arts: This project funds musical supplies for a high school
The Carlson Spencer Foundation: CJSF provides care packages to be used in
crisis to prevent suicide. The packages are $50 each, Rotary eClub One provided
a grant to support 10 packages.
One Spade Youth Packers: The program seeks to give the kids an outdoor experience
with horses and mules that may otherwise be unattainable to them, to instill
discipline and respect for themselves, others and nature. Rotary eClub
One provided a grant to support the program.
Bijou Community School Playground: Rotary eClub One
provided a grant to support the development of a new playground for the school.
Langi Dispensary: A nurse-run community health facility in a rural part of
Kenya. It serves a population of approximately 2,000 people, but lacks various
items to support its operations. Rotary eClub One provided a grant to support
the provision of waiting room chairs and privacy curtains.
Rocky Mountain RYLA: Rotary eClub One provided scholarships to enable two
students attend this program
Colegio La Minga: Rotary eClub One provided scholarships to support continuing
education program for students in Ecuador.
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