Attached please find  the proposed SCAW 2017 Distribution sites. I write proposed because they have to meet the approval of the SCAW Canada Guidelines  sent to you last year.

The distribution schedule indicates the date, day and the number of bed kits that will be distributed at the respective sites. It also indicates the Rotarian for the site and on the day of the distribution.

To appreciate the extent of your responsibility as the site coordinator and more about SCAW, Kindly avail yourself fo a meeting not exceeding 15 minutes after Thursday’s fellowship.


Gideon Akwabi

Date Day of the week Activity Location Rotarian In charge
24.02.2017 Friday SCAW Canada team departs from Canada Canada De Young





Team arrives in Nairobi




Rtn. Gideon






SCAW 2016 Report/ SCAW 2017 Briefing




Entire SCAW 2017 Team


27.02. 2017




Distribute 1,000 Bed Kits in Mombasa




Rtn Suli Shah






Visit Homes in Makindu




Rtn. Darsi Lotay






Depart Makindu for an afternoon distribution in Nairobi – 600 Bed Kits


Riruta Satellite


Rtn. David Githanga






Distribute 600 bed kits




Rtn. Salim






Distribute 600 bed kits




RCC Mathare/  Mathare Valley






Factory Visits




Rtn. Gideon






SCAW team visit either the Nairobi National Park or Naivasha




De Young/ Gideon/ Charles






600 Bed kits




Rtn. Mari Nelson






600 Bed kits


Ongata Rongai


Gideon & RC Ongata Rongai


SCAW 2016 Distribution – GILGIL

On 3rd March 2016,1,200 bedkits were distributed to children in Gilgil, Nakuru County. After the distribution, the team was hosted to a luncheon by Rotarian Mary Coulson.

Later the team visited and interacted with children from Sanata Charitable Trust, a charity set up by Rotarian Mary Coulson in response to the desperate needs of the street children of Gilgil.

See more photos of the event in our photo gallery


Our Community Service Projects for 2014-15

By Community Service director Gideon Akwabi



Venue & Outcomes


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,


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


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.

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