Rotary Club of Nairobi will be having a fundraising cocktail / auction on Saturday 25th August 2018 at Windsor Golf Hotel from 2:30 to 5:30pm organized by our fundraising director Hon. Sunjeev Kaur Birdi.

Tickets are available at Kshs 3,000 (each ticket includes 10 raffle tickets).

We request all members of Rotary Club of Nairobi to greatly support his event by purchasing tickets (poster attached with details) and purchasing items which will be on auction at the event. Proceeds will go towards RCN signature projects.

Please contact Rtn Kalpa Padia , Hon. Sunjeev Kaur Birdi, P.A. Eva Nyawira or myself (Ritesh) for tickets. Bring along family and friends! Please support this event greatly – we count on your support.

Rotary Club of Nairobi announces a free cataract eye camp for elderly persons.

Screening will be done on Friday 17th August 2018 from 7am to 1pm at the following hospitals:

District Hospitals of

  • Ahero,
  • Bondo,
  • Kapsabet,
  • Kericho,
  • Siaya,
  • Nyamira and
  • Jaramogi Odinga Hospital Kisumu

Qualified patients will thereafter (after screening) be given free transportation to Kisumu where the surgeries will be done by Dr Mukesh Joshi and team.

94th D9212 District Conference and Assembly- 2nd to 4th May 2019 Pride Inn, Mombasa

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Also read this report in 'The Asian'. Click image to enlarge.

Also read this report in ‘The Asian’. Click image to enlarge.

The Rotary Club of Nairobi has run the Kenya Rural Blindness Eradication Project since1985.

During the month of May 2018, Rotary Club of Nairobi will carry out the second Kenya Rural Blindness Eradication eye camp for the Rotary Year 2017/18 (targeting another 200 plus cataract surgeries).

During January 2018, over 216 cataract surgeries took place in Kisumu. This was a three day eye camp. Patients were screened and transported from neighboring towns. They were  accommodated, fed and operated on and thereafter transported safely back to the​ir towns. The surgeries were performed at the Kisumu Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital with patients from Kericho, Kapsabet, Kisii, Siaya, Ahero and Kisumu. The cataract surgeries were performed by Honorary Rotarian Ophthalmologist Dr Mukesh Joshi and his team. Patients were accommodated at Jalaram School.

Picture of Honorary Rotarian Ophthalmologist Dr Mukesh Joshi performing a cataract surgery.

Honorary Rotarian Ophthalmologist Dr Mukesh Joshi performing a cataract surgery.

The eye surgeries performed have led to the restoration of vision to many beneficiaries and this has in turn enabled them to earn a livelihood and leads to a direct positive impact on their immediate families and community, thus leading to economic empowerment (besides the focus area of disease prevention).

In the past 30 years, over 16,000 free cataract operations have taken place by this program by the Rotary Club of Nairobi (RCN).

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Rotary Club of Nairobi was assisted by Prime Bank Limited (Rtn Amar Kantaria and team) to organize and execute a fundraising golf tournament on 24th February 2018 held at Vet Labs. 75% of the net proceeds from the fundraising golf tournament are allocated towards the Kenya Rural Blindness Eradication eye camp which is tentatively scheduled to take place between 6-8th April 2018 in Kisumu. This particular eye camp will be targeting 200 plus cataract operations. The remaining 25% of the net proceeds from the fundraising golf tournament are to be allocated towards a sanitation block for the physically challenged (Jamhuri Primary School sanitation block).

Rotary Club of Nairobi carried out a very successful eye camp with 216 plus cataract operations during January 2018 in Kisumu. The funds raised from this tournament are to be used for the next eye camp. These eye camp/ Cataract surgeries address both disease eradication and economic development areas of focus.

Rotary Club of Nairobi had much reason to celebrate during the meeting on 8th March 2018. Some Rotarians from the Club have in the past few weeks celebrated their birthdays:

  • Rtn PP Manilal (Manu) Chandaria OBE, EBS,
  • Rtn Surendra (Suli) Shah
  • Rtn Mary Coulson MBE
  • Rtn Jacob Ikiara
  • Rtn PP Elizabeth Kimkung
  • Rtn Irina Wandera

In addition to this, 8th March marks International Women’s Day. The guest speaker for the day was Susan Muchemi, Business development manager, global sales and institutional partnerships Vision Spring, together with Rtn Ruth Mugo. The talk enlightened us on the topic “See To Earn, Learn and Be Safe”, which is in line with one of Rotary Club of Nairobi’s signature projects- Eye Camps.

Rotary Club of Nairobi members thereafter celebrated International Women’s Day.