Rotary Foundation - January 2018

Rotary Foundation:  Global Grant Update
As a reminder the District Rotary Foundation Committee has approved Global Grants for several international projects this year. We would like all clubs and individual members to consider supporting these projects. Donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt and donations count towards Paul Harris Fellow status.
Oholi STEM Program - Funds will create a mini science center to assist STEM education by providing equipment and education to children in the Oholi village where no science educational tools are available promoting the concept ‘Learning by Doing'. This is the village where we placed a water well this past year freeing up children to learn rather than carry water all day. PDG Meena Patel
School Sanitation in Chennai, India - Assist in providing sanitation facilities in 32 schools in Madras Coromandel, India, which are being rebuilt with 19 partner clubs. PDG George Hays
Assist Acid Attack Survivors in Uganda - Concentrated sulfuric acid is inexpensive weapon used in premeditated attacks leaving hundreds of women physically, psychologically, and socially scarred. Julia Wetstein of the Warren club.
Children Safe Uganda – Children Safe Uganda is a child and community development organization and funds will provide vocational support for students - Kathleen Musso of the Steubenville club.
APPROVED FOR $60,602 - Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) - Funds will provide state-of-the-art basic, advanced, pediatric, and neonatal life support education and equipment including manikins to train trainers, medical professionals, and first-responders in Honduras - Becky Jewel of the Orville club.
SUBMITTED FOR $36,225 - Mekong Delta, Vietnam - Empowerment of young women through education in the prevention of trafficking. SPDG Sieglinde Warren, Do Nguyen D6600.
SUBMITTED FOR $38,496 - Ahmadnagar Agriculture Equipment Bank - Funds will assist farmers cultivating land in Ahmadnagar, India. PDG Meena Patel
SUBMITTED FOR $51,399 – St Thomas Boys & Girls Club Van –15 passenger van for 50-60 members of the Boys & Girls Club of St Thomas for transporting students to educational activities and community service projects. Currently participants are paying taxis for these activities causing a financial burden on their families.  Jim Gill of the Dover club.
Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to email or call me with questions/concerns.
Peter Apicella, M.D., DRFC
330-207-0500 (cell)