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FOUNDATION = CHARITY
We often talk of "Rotary Charities", forgetting that "Foundation" is only another word for "Charity". Rotary has ONE charity - it's own charity, our own charity, and that charity is THE ROTARY FOUNDATION.
Remember, also, that half of everything given to The Rotary Foundation comes back to the donating district three years later and is available for clubs in the district to use in their community and international work. 50% of money given to Foundation comes back to us for us to use, three years later; it is money lent, not money given away.
For a "Quick Glance" summary of the D1040 Foundation Committee and its work, click here.
If, like many Rotarians unfortunately, you "don't understand Foundation", then clickhere to learn a bit more.
Click here if you want to learn more about District Grants; and here for information about Global Grants.
Good In The World
Please find attached some life
stories and photographs of some of the children on Ukerewe Island, Tanzania who
have received school uniforms, exercise books, pencils and pens with the money
that was received from our Rotary Club and the District 1040 grant last year.
Without this help, these children would have been unable to attend school and
receive an education, as they are either orphaned or their parents/guardians
are too poor to be able to afford these items. These are just a FEW of
the MANY children you are helping by changing their lives around.
Also attached are photographs which show
other children, some wearing their everyday clothing with their families, and
some after they have received their new uniform. I cannot express the joy
and gratitude shown by the families, as to these people who have virtually
nothing, the fact that their children can now go to school is something quite
wonderful. The progress of the recipients is monitored by the Lake
Victoria Children’s Society and when necessary the children are given new
stationary and clothing to be able to keep the children in education.
An article regarding this donation
and matching grant was published in the December 2016 edition of the Filey Bay
Today magazine. It is expected that the money received will provide over
four hundred children with a uniform and other items. Can you imagine the
excitement this is causing on the island?
I would like to thank District 1040
for their support and I will provide further information at a later date.
The Rotary Club of Filey.
A boy is called; Obed Methusela (7yrs old), he in standard 1 at Muriti primary
school. His mom is called Grace (29 yrs)
and his father is called Methusela (49 yrs).
The family has 4 siblings, father is drunken person and fails to take
care for his family and sometimes spends several days out there. Their house is
almost collapsing because of fathers’ carelessness. They are residing at Muriti
Challenges; food, clothes and shelter.
Obed was enrolled in school on December
2016 for std one but he has never gone to school till LVC discovered him and
assisted for school materials that is now able to start going to school and
continues with studies.
little girl is called; Grace Chilebo 8 yrs old, she
is in standard One and living at Buhima village. Her mother is called Sikitu
who is disabled (31 yrs).
Status: She was abandoned when she was 1 yr, and in that year her mother
became disabled whereas her right leg is impaired.
Both Grace and her mother are taken care by
their grandma who is 50 yrs and responsible for taking care of other 3
siblings. Life is too challenging as Grace’s mom can’t do anything in terms of
economic deeds thus keeps on depending on her mom, the grandma of little Grace
on each and everything.
girl is called; Rosemary Mtaki (15 yrs), she is in
standard 6, she is an underprivileged girl living at Ukara island and taken
care by her grandma called Nyanchiro (77 yrs old). Her mom died in 2003, when
she was 1 year.
Her father abandoned her soon after she was
3 yrs and left Grace with the grandma. Grace has been bringing up (vomit) blood
three times since the year 2015. Her health is now very weak and likely to have
anemia but she has never been taken into any medications because of her
Her grandma is taking care of the other six
siblings, so it is too challenging in terms of meeting their basic needs
including school requirements.
And here Rosemary says……. “I’m very happy for having met you as I know
you’ll keep on helping me even to a secondary school level, where I’m
determined to reach out and continue with my studies”.
boy is called; Mgeta Alfayo (9 yrs), he is in
standard 3. He is an orphan living with his grandpa. LVC has been helping him
for two years now since 2014 when she was enrolled in standard one at Buhima
His grandpa is very much thankful for a
continued support we’re doing and he adds that his grandson is improving in
school day by day. Mgeta became among the best ten students in the class of 67
students in total. His grandpa appreciates for the solar lights we gave him
last time which actually influenced his studies at home and especially during
his night school work.
Children; Johnathan Malengo First left (12 yrs) and Justine Malengo
first right (10 yrs), living at Busagami village.
They’re the underprivileged ones being abandoned by their parents. They’re now
taken care by their aunt who is a widow and was married to a further village.
The kids have never been to school regardless of their big age and this is
because of not having someone who could pay for their regular school
requirements. They’re now happy, as LVC has made them get enrolled to school
and Started schooling on this year, 2017.
A boy is called; Lukas Charles (11 yrs), he is in standard 2 at Muriti primary school, Muriti village. He is
an orphan living with his aunt and are renting at one of the households in the
village. Sometimes his aunt spends several weeks out of the family looking for
her family basic needs leaving these children without food and other
needs. Neighbors have been very kind
helping these kids when their aunt isn’t around for a couple of days.
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