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World's 1st eClub (Jan 2002)
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Roberta Porter Karobungi kitchen
Description:This project is an expansion of the foodshare program currently a project of Tai Sang giving back and Rotary eClub One at the border of Karobungi and Korochoco, slum area in Nairobi. This is the area which I visited last year. Conditions are extremely bad and an urgent upgrade is required to the cooking area. A thorough needs assessment has been completed and it has been identified by the program leaders and the boys participating in the program, that a safer and cleaner space which will encompass a fully operational kitchen is required. In addition a dining area which will be multipurpose for sport, and a storage area for clothing and personal items is much needed. A space for 4 of the older more responsible boys to sleep would provide a level of security and protection against vandalism. The space will be fitted with a urinal, two squat toilets and a shower / laundry room. To aid with sustainability for the food program a vertical garden will be constructed which will be a source of veggies and there will be rabbit and chicken coop.
History of Involvement:This is one of the worst slum areas in Nairobi. In the food program space conditions are very poor with cooking done over an open fire which has long term health effects for everyone involved. The water source comes from a tap with no sink and so buckets on the ground are used for water collection. The space has no storage or seating. Currently lunch is provided 3 times per week and an opportunity is given to the boys to talk about their life circumstances and to consider alternatives to street life and crime. Since the beginning of the program there is a significant reduction in the boys use of substances and the chief has reported a drop in crime and a safer environment for those living and working in this area.
Location:The border of Karobungi and Korochoco, slum area in Nairobi.
Total Budget:$28,000 USD
Amount Needed:$23,842 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$10,000 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$3118 USD
Timeframe:Completed by early 2024
Rotary and NGO Partners:Consultation is in progress with Australian Rotary Clubs and advice will be given towards the end of the Rotary Year on the level of (if any) financial support being provided.
The project will be managed by Victoria Porter (Jifunze International) she is also the President of the Rotary eClub Of Outback Australia
Member Sponsor:Roberta Porter