Our speaker was Steve King-Underwood, supported by Nik Percival, who came to update us on the Naalarami school project in Tanzania. The plight of the school was first identified during a gap year taken by Nik's son, Paul. Since then Paul has encouraged his family and neighbours to support the school financially. Fund raising has been carried out in their home village of Cottenham and the funds are now to be channelled through our Rotary club to a Rotary club in Arusha,Tanzania to fund further development of the school. Both Steve and Nik have been out to Naalarami to see the project and to help in its development and plan to go again next year.
South Cambridge Rotary Club aims to continue to support the school with additional funds during the next year.
Some desperately needed water tanks, plus a tanker of water to start them off, is due to arrive at the school at the end of Sep 2012 (water tanks £500 each). The local drought has been so severe that the children often have to travel great distances to get a supply for their family and have no spare time or energy for coming to school.
(In the video below see Steve Underwood as auctioneer, Nik Percival doing the intro and Paul Percival (Nik's son) in a close up in front of one of the pictures).
Recent progress :
*The new teachers house is now up to roof level.
*The auction in Cottenham raised 1,500.
*Two local boys ran a race and collected 500.
*The local Scout troup aim to raise 500
Two excellent videos to watch :
1. Arusha and Naalarami -
2. The 2012 charity auction in Cottenham of african artifacts -
more We are delighted to welcome our friends from the Rotary Club of Enschede Nord (Holland) for an exchange visit to Cambridge.
more The club agreed to send ï¿½1000 direct to Peace Scholar Rich Allison to support his work in Liberia combatting Ebola with basic hygiene equipment and education.
more Host Mike takes Philip to see the great memorial
more We are invited to visit Enschede April 2015 !
more Rich gave talks in schools to start the day then at a dinner at the University Arms Hotel for members, partners and guests - Cambridge Club Charter Dinner. Dinner was followed by a talk and debate on the theme of Human Rights and World Peace.
more A series of events concentrating on the theme of Peace and Conflict Resolution involving VIth Form students at 6 schools from in and around Cambridge.
more A filled Aquabox is donated to the club by Jodh Dhesi - Head of the Sixth Form on behalf of Parkside Community College.
more An auction in Cottenham to raise money for the Masai School at Naalarami, Tanzania. £5 entry (including refreshments).
more Peace Day - to raise awareness of Peace initiatives around the world and involve as many people as possible in promoting Peace locally, nationally and worldwide.
more An opportunity to meet the current team of international Peace Scholars studying at Bradford and to hear their stories after 15 months of focused study.
more Self-Help Kenya.
more An interesting talk.
more Members and wives enjoyed a Vietnamese meal at the Thanh Binh Restaurant, Magdalene Street Cambridge. There was the usual repartee and vibrant conversation.
more We were very pleased to be entertaining our visiting Rotarian friends and their wives from Netherlands.
more 7.00 for 7.30pm Dinner at Cambridge Regional College, Newmarket Road - with Argentinian theme meal and presentation by Argentinian student funded by British Council.
more The club's annual Dinner to celebrate International service and fellowship at Masa Mediterranean Restaurant High Street Sawston. 7.00 for 7.30 pm
more Five members attended this event hosted by Szeged Rotarians. (South Cambridge helped Szeged Rotary Club to re-start in 1992 after the end of the Communist period).
more The annual International Dinner at the new restaurant The Park@cambridge Regional College.
more A party of 13 were hosted and entertained to tours of the University and Ely Cathedral.
more The Annual International Dinner was held at the polish Polonia Club, Chesterton Road, Cambridge. An opportunity for members, partners and guests to enjoy a 'new' cuisine and a talk. (This replaced the usual weekly meeting at the University Arms Hotel).
more Rotarian Ron Febrey - Rotary Club of Arusha Golden Sunrise, Tanzania - the delights and problems of supporting the school building project. Speaker host S Franklin
more Steve King-Underwood to tell us about his recent visit to our school project in Naalarami, Tanzania. Speaker Host-David Adamson ,General Host-C Brown, Cashier-J Cooper.
back The International projects and activities are co-ordinated within the Projects committee.