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OBJECTIVE

During the year 2013/2014 the Committee proposes to continue the past years of service to international projects and in so doing accord with the requirement of the

Presidential Citation

Main Projects:

1) Rombo

2) Jaipur Limb

3) Rotarians Eliminating Malaria in Tanzania

4) Bikes 4 Africa

5) Aquabox

PROJECTS:

Rombo

is a village in the southern part of Kenya, at the foot of Kilimanjaro, on the Kenyan side of

the Tanzanian border. This area is home to approximately 10,000 Maasai families. Rombo, with a

population of 1,000, is a village of red dusty roads, timber shacks for shops and very poor people.

It is a long term project throughout District 1160, to build strong, secure communities for the

people living in the village. The aim is to ease the various hardships they face due to drought, the

killer disease AIDS which is spreading rapidly amongst them, the lack of basic education, clean

water and a basic healthcare system. It is our intention to also provide moral support through a

visit to the area by interested club members.

The Jaipur Limb Project

The Jaipur Limb is an artificial leg, developed at the Mahaveer hospital in Jaipur, India. The unique

component is the Jaipur foot, a clever combination of wood and various densities of rubber

vulcanised into a realistic looking brown foot. It is hard-wearing and will last for three or four

years, longer if worn with a shoe. One of the major differences between the Jaipur technology

and western technology is the cost - whereas a western limb will cost between 1,000.00 and

2,000.00, a Jaipur limb can be made and fitted for as little as 25.00.

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REMIT

Rotarians Eliminating Malaria in Tanzania aims to raise funds for equipment, education and

research into malaria. The best intervention is to provide Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN's) for poor

people. The hardest hit are the children under 5 and pregnant women. Everyone benefits from

malaria control, but the poor benefit the most. ITNs lower malaria by 80%. REMIT's goal is to get

an ITN to every child under 5 and pregnant women in Tanzania.

The cost to save a life is 2.50.


Bikes4Africa

bikes4Africa is jole riders flagship programme in support of its mission: to change lives through

education.

Many African children live in remote communities, a long way from their nearest school. Without

reliable, affordable, motorised transport the only way these children can get to school is to walk.

In searing heat, their journey to education on foot is a daily epic mission. Having a bicycle makes a

world of difference for these children, and for their families and communities too.

bikes4Africa refurbishes donated second-hand bikes and delivers them from the UK to African

schools, where they enable children to . . .

get to school, and arrive on time, instead of late

begin the school day alert, instead of exhausted

stay for extra lessons at the end of the school day

remain safe by travelling home from school in daylight

reach higher academic achievement.

We participated last year in the first year of this project. It is very much a service project in that

we will organise the collection of bikes and looking to the community to support us in the work.


AQUABOX

An RIBI project managed by its initiators, the Rotary Club of Wirksworth in Derbyshire (D1220).

The project aims to provide a rapid response provision of safe drinking water and welfare aid

items in the wake of both manmade and natural disasters.

The scheme has a unique selling proposition - an inexpensive ( under 1p per litre ) easily

transported and simple to operate method of restoring safe drinking water which helps to

minimize the outbreak of disease.

The project will involve both funding and the organized collection of welfare items.