The BioLite Solar Home 620 transforms off-grid homes by providing a safe, affordable and reliable source of light and energy. Each unit includes: - A 6-watt solar panel - A wall-mounted control box with real-time feedback on sun-strength and battery capacity - Three daisy-chain hanging lights with 18ft cords, adjustable brightness and a motion sensor option - FM Radio - Two USB ports for powering mobile phones and other devices.
One unit can power an entire home and dramatically improve a family’s quality of life. The lights make housework, childcare and hygiene much easier and safer; give children light for completing homework and allow isolated areas to keep up to date with national news via the radio. These activities are all essential for families’ welfare, especially during the current COVID-19 global pandemic.
EACH DONATION OF £100 = 1 UNIT FOR A HOME IN KENYA
It is hoped in this Rotary year 2021-22 that a District Campaign
can run to promote this project to offer more light in these homes.
Further details can be found on the flyer displayed below and
our District 1240 contact is
Rtn. Rob Muir – Stort Valley Rotary Club. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bansang Hospital Appeal
Over a number of years District 1240 has been supporting with several other Districts the Sand Dam Programme in Kenya. This project has now delivered over $1m worth of infra-structure benefitting literally 100,000s of people in the rural African Communities.
Sadly, this has been delayed by COVID (like everything else) but in July 2021 we have heard that a Global Grant for a $80,000 project to provide two dams and associated planting etc has been approved. In addition, another application for another Global Grant for $90,000 for two more similar projects has been made and we would hope to have approval before Christmas 2021.
The Rotary Club of Stort Valley have requalified for grant management in the current Rotary Year 2021-22 and they are looking to applying for several more Global Grants with the help of the other supporting Districts who have pledged DDF. In addition, new promotional matters are being worked to include the current projects.
Our District 1240 contact is Rtn. Rob Muir - Stort Valley Rotary Club at email@example.com
As a Community Ambassador for Mary’s Meals and Chairman of the Essex Group of Mary’s Meals, I am an active supporter of this amazing Charity. One of my main activities each year is to organise the collection of backpacks to send to schools supported by Mary’s Meals. This is a huge task but with the help of Rotarians in District 1240 it has been successful over the last seven plus years. We look forward to supporting the backpack project in the years to come not only to help support the education of young people throughout the World but to maintain Mary’s Meals ethos that ‘no child in this world of plenty should endure a day without a meal’.
Contact Gloria Nichols: mobile 07798687046. Email. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Jaipur Limb has recently refreshed its branding.
It is a UK registered charity that raises funds to support projects providing low-cost lower limb prosthetics in India and Africa. Two new initiatives are the 3-D printing of limbs, which enables remote production of prostheses and thus saves costs, and smart glasses, which enable remote training of technicians and also provide a cost saving.
Further information at https://rotary-site.org/jaipur-limb or, for literature or to request a speaker, contact Rtn Margaret Webb at email@example.com
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more Basildon Concord are raising money for a very ambitious overseas project in Zimbabwe. As a country, the people have suffered badly over recent decades; there is much poverty and deprivation, much has to be done to rebuild and move the country forward.