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Rotary Club of High River international committee update 21 march 2019 v2

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Rotary Club of High River international committee update 21 march 2019 v2

  1. 1. Rotary Club of High River International Committee Update 21 March 2019
  2. 2. Overview • Review Rotary Areas of Focus • Update on Projects
  3. 3. Rotary Areas of Focus 1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution 2. Disease prevention and treatment 3. Water and sanitation 4. Maternal and child health 5. Basic education and literacy 6. Economic and community development
  4. 4. Honduras Economic And Community Development (phase 6) • Microfinance; Rural Clean Water Systems • Goal: $1M microfinance in 10 phases • Lead Club: Calgary West • Club Liason: Wally Gardiner • Budget: – 2017-18 $5k – 2018-19 $5k – no ask of RCHR yet • Status: Global Grant pending
  5. 5. Honduras Economic and Community Development - Chichimora • Water and Sanitation • Water well, Storage and Distribution to village of Chichimora • Impact: Clean water for village • Club Lead: Wally Gardiner • Calgary West; RCHR • Budget: – 2017-18 $5k • Status : Global Grant pending (per HECD Phase 6 above)
  6. 6. Nepal • Basic Education and Literacy • Sponsorship of students to attend school • Impact: Educated students! • Club Lead: John Andresen • Lead Club: Rotary Club of Fishtail Pokhara • Budget – 2018-19 $1k – 2019-20 $1k – 2020-21 $1k
  7. 7. Project Amigo • Basic Education and Literacy • Sponsorship of students to attend school in (rural) Colima Mexico • Educated students! • John Andresen; Paul Tarrant • Budget: – 2018-19 $2.5k – 2019-20 $2.5k
  8. 8. Name: Sandra Lizeth Chavez Hernandez Birthday: 07/27/1998 Studying: Biological Chemistry Lives in: Cofradia de Suchitlan Student Number: 5050 2018-19 Sandra Lizeth lives with her parents and two younger siblings. Her mother takes care of the home and her father is a gardener. She has a weekend job at a hotel in Colima. Sandra enjoys learning in general and loved her first year in the bio-chemistry program at the University of Colima. She is fascinated with the ways in which diseases and illnesses can be detected and treated at the chemical level. When she starts something, she is committed to seeing it through, and Sandra is dedicated to finishing her professional training and having a career. Sandra Lizeth is responsible for maintaining a GPA higher than 8.5, performing 10 hours of community service a month, attending weekly homework club, and writing to sponsors regularly. I'd like to hear from you! Please email me at sandra@projectamigo.org To sponsor this student, please go to www.projectamigo.org (USA) or www.canada.projectamigo.org (Canada) and click on "Donate." Project Amigo
  9. 9. Name: Brenda Noemi Andres Andres Birthday: 8/8/1996 Studying: Law Lives in: Suchitlan Student Number: 5984 2018-19 Noemi “Mimi” lives with her mother and 3 older siblings in Suchitlan. Her mother works making tortillas and her father has passed away. Noemi works at a store on the weekends. Mimi is in her third year in the Law program at the University of Colima. Of Project Amigo she says, “It has become a very important part of my life. The moments I have spent in the program do not compare with anything else. I have met incredible people, from my fellow students to the staff; I have learned from them all.” Mimi describes herself as friendly, helpful, a good listener and sincere. She looks forward to a career as a lawyer. Noemi is responsible for maintaining a GPA higher than 8.5, performing 10 hours of community service a month, attending weekly homework club, and writing to sponsors regularly. I'd like to hear from you! Please email me at brendanoemi@projectamigo.org To sponsor this student, please go to www.projectamigo.org (USA) or www.canada.projectamigo.org (Canada) and click on "Donate." Project Amigo
  10. 10. Puebla, Mexico Vocational Training Program • Economic and Community Development • Vocational Training Program to train people to build earthquake resistant housing • Local NGO - VIEM • Club Lead: Wally Gardiner • RCHR; Calgary Down Town ($5k); Sylvan Lake (Type C (District) Grant ) • Budget: – 2019-20 $5k • Status: Global Grant pending
  11. 11. Oaxaca, Mexico Vocational Training Program • Economic and Community Development • Vocational Training Program to train people to build earthquake resistant housing • Local NGO - TECHO • Club Lead: Wally Gardiner • RCHR; Calgary West ($4.5k); CASA Mexico ($1.8k) • Budget: – 2019-20 $5k • Status: CIP grant pending
  12. 12. Costa Rica • Basic Education and Literacy • Basic infrastructure and support at various schools over past several years. • Club Lead: Peter McGuigan • Budget: – 2018-19 $3.5k • Decision to shift resources to Malawi project in 2019-2020
  13. 13. Suchitoto, El Salvador Art Centre for Peace • Peace and Conflict prevention/resolution • Library - Art – Education Centre • Impact: healing from civil war; promotion of peace • Club Lead: Paul Tarrant • Budget: – 2017-18 $10k – 2018-19 $10k – 2019-20 $10k
  14. 14. Malawi • 2018-19 Project • Basic Education and Literacy • Support school in Malawi • Club Lead: Peter McGuigan • Budget: – 2018-19 $5k • Decision to shift resources to new project in Malawi commencing in 2019-20 • 2019-20 Project • Disease Prevention and Treatment; • Health Care and Education; Supply “Eye Cans” (shipping containers) containing portable eye clinics, staffed by Optometry students from the University of Mzuzu, for use in rural Malawi • Budget – 2019-20 $7k; CVC ~$15k+ • In conjunction with Canadian Vision Care (issuing tax receipts) • DDF and CIP Grant Funds to be pursued in 2019-20

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