What is Rotary?

What are Rotary projects?

The ‘Kenya Rural Blindness Eradication’ project is an example of effective and successful community projects by our club.

Rotary clubs participate in a broad range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities designed to improve the human condition.

Members of the Rotary Club of Nairobi – just like other Rotarians the world over – conduct projects to address today’s challenges including illiteracy, healthcare, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, youth development, job training and environmental concerns.

Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with the World Health Organization,UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On-going and ‘signature’ projects

  • Kenya Rural Blindness Eradication – this Rotary Year, we will again hold two eye camps, each aiming for 300 cataract operations, totaling 600 cataract operations.
  • Rally for the Disabled (Sunshine Rally) – this project was initiated by PP Manu Chandaria in 1978 as a ‘day out’ for several schools for the disabled in Nairobi and its environs, attracting thousands of participants each year.
  • The IPOA Independent Policing Oversight Authority Awards – RCN has been their official partner since its inception and we will again this year participate.
  • Sleeping Children Around the World – Since 1991, in collaboration with the Canadian charity SCAW, we have distributed over 100,000 bed kits to children under the age of 12 years in various schools across the country! The project recognizes the importance of sleep in the mental and physical development of children. March 2018, 4,000 bed kits will be distributed estimated total cost of approximately Kshs. 15,000,000 (CAD $200,000). The bed kit contains a mattress, blanket, sleeping pajamas, a school bag and stationery.

Our Service Projects for Rotary Year 2017-18

Community Service

In the Rotary Year 2017-18, Rotary Club of Nairobi is initiating and completing – alongside others – these projects. The projects cover the following Rotary Areas of Focus:

  • Water and Sanitation;
  • Growing local economies;
  • Peace and Conflict Management/Resolution;
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment; and
  • supporting Education and Literacy.

Each project is headed by at least 2 members of the club and estimates at least 70% of the membership engaged at different stages during the project lifecycles.

  1. Rotary Club of Nairobi Scholarship Fund with UoN (ACCAA) –  Continuing from Rotary year 2016/17, the club secured Kshs. 27 Million (during year 2016/17) and established the Rotary Club of Nairobi Scholarship Fund which will support 15 bright but needy students pursue 4 years of undergraduate degrees in Business, Law, Economics, and Information Technology at the University of Nairobi. Vetting of potential students to be carried out.
  2. Ebenezer Home Sanitation Block – In collaboration with the Rotary Club of Toronto, and the Premchandbhai Foundation, Kenya, RCN has assumed stewardship for the installation of a sanitation block at the Ebenezer Children’s Home at a cost of Kshs. 1.9 Million, which is nearing completion. The Ebenezer Children’s Home is a home for HIV/AIDS orphans, destitute, physically and mentally challenged children and is located in Kiserian, Kajiado County.
  3. Jiko Project – The Jiko project is a long running project of the club on a matching basis where the club supports the installation of energy saving cooking stoves in schools as part of feeding programs in these schools. For the year 2017 – 18, RCN will install 10 Jikos in schools which meet the criteria/have the requirement. 2 Jikos are going to be installed at Ebenezer Childrens Home in the next few weeks.
  4. Clean Water and Sanitation (Swedish Partnership) 
  5. Support to the Rotaract Club of Nairobi Sanitary Towels Project / Prisons book distribution project.
  6. MRD Peace VTT Pathway to Peace project (under completion- final stages)
  7. Jamhuri High School Sanitation Blocks
  8. Vihiga Water Project
  9. Naretunoi Conservancy Community Empowerment Project with Rotary Club of New York
  10. World Polio Day 7 aside Football tournament and tree planting – Sam Owori Cup
  11. Organize and Implement a plan to complete at least one joint service project with Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central, Rotaract Club of USIU and another Rotary Club.
  12. Sponsor 6th Annual Interact Careers Day championed by Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central

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