Donation of books

to a hospital's paediatric ward in the Maldives

In 2014, the club was visited by a couple of members from the Rotary Club of Male', the first and only Rotary Club in the Maldives; an island country and archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

We have kept in touch with these members, therefore subsequently learnt that the Rotary Club of Male' was renovating a paediatric ward in the country's biggest hospital; The Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), for which they asked us if we would like to donate good quality second hand books to, i.e. books in English suitable for young people.

An appeal to members and individuals, including those in the local community, produced over 150 suitable books, which have since been packed into boxes and dispatched to the Maldives, where they have been gratefully received by the Rotary Club of Male' and The Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).