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Our Community Service Projects for 2014-15

By Community Service director Gideon Akwabi

Project

Date

Venue & Outcomes

Spend

Rural Blindness eradication Program (Eye Camp) 28 to 29th
Nov 2015
Hema Hospital Kisii:

220 Patients Operated on

Kshs. 1,500,000
Rotary Sunshine Rally 28th Feb 2015 Jamhuri ASK Showground:

3,000 children with various disabilities entertained for a whole day. Project in conjunction with other Rotary Clubs from Kiambu, Nairobi and Machakos County

RCN contribution

Kshs. 67,000/=

Chandaria Foundation – 50,000/=

Premchandbhai Foundation 50,000/=

Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) 1st to 11th March 2015 AIC Kajiado, Cura [Kiambu County], Kisii, Bondo, Emali, Ruben Centre and Kihumbuini Primary school Nairobi.

A Total of 4,000 bed kits distributed. Each bed kit contained, a mattress, mosquito net, school supplies, a school bag, a sleeping suit, slippers and sweater

SCAW Donation

CAD 140,000 or Kshs. 11,088,000/=

RCN contribution for local logistics,

Kshs.576,000/=

Rural Blindness eradication Program (Eye Camp) 19th to 21st June 2015 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referal hospital Kisumu:

187 patients operated on from Kisii, Kapsabet, Siaya, Kericho and kakamega

Kshs. 1,309,000
Jiko Project report To be advised shortly. Needed some confirmations from Atia who I have been unable to reach on phone. TBA

My gratitude goes to

  • the RCN board of 2014-15.
  • President Kamal for leading from the front.
  • Rtn. Faith for being accessible and making the fund timely availability of the funds.
  • Rtns. Nelson Mburu and Irina Wandera for the leadership on the Sunshine rally and SCAW 2015.
  • Rtns. Joshi and Salim for their service and commitment to the Rural Blindness eradication project.

This list is not limited to the above named Rotarians. I have depended on the experience of the individuals in the list to move our programs forward in the current Rotary year.

An appeal will be made to individuals, particularly new Rotarians, to join and get the true experience of service above self.

Yours in Service,

Gideon Akwabi, Club Service Director 2015-16

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SCAW 2015: 6 Counties, 4000 Bedkits

For 11 years running, Rotary Club of Nairobi has partnered with the Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) teams from Canada distributing bedkits to children across the country.

The Sleeping Children Around the World initiative was founded by Mur-ray and Margaret Dryden in 1970 in
Canada and to date, SCAW has raised CAD 23Million to provide bedkits for children in 33 countries in under-developed and developing countries. In the year 2009,SCAW reached their millionth child.

Typically, a bed kit consists of a mattress, mosquito net, blanket, pyjamas, sweater and school supplies. SCAW believes a good night sleep for school going children is essential and contributes to better grades for pupils.

The 2015 SCAW team arrived in Ken-ya on 21st February and distributions were done in a record six counties including Kisii, Siaya, Ma-kueni, Kiambu, Nairobi and Kajiado. 4000 bedkits were distributed this year over an eventful 13 days period which came to a close with a luncheon hosted by the club in honor of the Canadian SCAW team.