The GSE Team from District 7030 have visited our District in October and went to our District Conference in Cardiff and now we need to select a team to go over to the Caribbean. The team will consist of a Rotarian Team Leader and 4 team members. The team will arrive in Antigua on about 9th March, visit St Kitts and one other island before they go to Grenada for the District Conference and fly out on about 7th April 2013.
Heart of England Rotary
The highlight of Andrei Buiko’s 10th birthday, spent hundreds of miles away from his home in the Grodno region of Belorussia, was to ring the bell to call members of Rotary Club to order when he visited the club as part of a month-long visit to the U.K. organised by a charity that supports children suffering as a result of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl 26 years ago.
Along with his friend Dima Khabian (9), Andrei is staying at the home of Ann Becke, who has run the local branch of the Chernobyl Childrens Life Line for the past 18 years.
A project in Tanzania that RIBI has been funding is in its final stages. We have come so far with this project and have provided thousands of people with a lasting supply of safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
However, there is still a lot of work to do in order to reach everyone and we urgently need to drill 6 new boreholes and rehabilitate 8 shallow dug wells.
We are looking for a final push in funding between now and World Water Day, 22nd March 2012, to finalize this work.
Through sales of End Polio Now key finders between June 2010 and June 2011, Rotarians, Rotaractors, and RI staff in Switzerland and Liechtenstein raised more than US$893,000 for Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge, including over $2,000 from staff in the RI Europe/Africa Office.
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Received 13th August 2011 -
For the past four weeks we have been on standby to send Water-Survival Boxes to help with water-purification in the refugee camps in the Dadaab region of Kenya. However, serious difficulties in arranging a safe and secure route along the 300 mile journey from Nairobi, as well as a controlled environment for distribution to families most in need, meant we have had to wait for confirmation that such arrangements were in place.