International activities of Godalming Rotary Club

Godalming Club was one of the founders of the Rotary Jaipur Limb Project in Northern Uganda, where we helped to refurbish the Clinic at Kumi Hospital, which cost $8,000, including training new technicians, and we continue to support this worthy charity. 

What is the Jaipur Limb?

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.

The Jaipur limb 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 and £2,000, a Jaipur limb can be made and fitted for as little as £25.

In the Rotary years 2020-22, our Club supported the following International Projects:-

KYGN (Kilimanjaro Young Girls in Need) school in Moshi, Tanzania. This school was supported by Rtn. Robert Park, and we have made donations from fund-raising activities totalling £620.

JAIPUR LIMB.  We have donated a total of £920 over the past 3 years, to support the purchase of raw materials for the workshop to continue production of limbs for the local population – free of charge.

MARY’S  MEALS. We donated a total of £834 to them in the last two years, to provide free school meals to children across East Afica.

CHILD OF HOPE.  We have supported this charity who started a junior school in Kabale, Uganda, which has now developed from a small beginning some years ago, to building their own premises for a senior school. Both schools have achieved outstanding results. They also offer medical support and help to develop small business projects in the nearby slum area.

NATRON HEALTHCARE, is the medical help care charity for the nomadic Masai women in the sparse Lake Natron area, Northern Tanzania.  We have supported Dr Penny Aberhard in her good work over many years, funding blood sampling kits for their use.

We favour supporting small schools and medical charities in East Africa where our Chair of this Club’s International Committee has 50 years of experience working in this part of the world. A small amount of money donated means a lot to them!

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