Greetings International Service Rotarians!
 
ISC Round 2 Grant Deadline Extended to February 28, 2019...
 
Uganda Malaria Eradication Project Approved!  The Rotary Foundation on December 21, 2018, approved the Uganda Malaria Eradication Project, Phase 2 global grant!   Your donations to the DC Rotary Club Foundation and The Rotary Foundation have helped fund the Uganda Katakwi Malaria Eradication project, which already has stunning results.  
     
This $304,000 global grant is one of the largest projects our club has contributed to.  Remarkably, Rotarian Malaria Partners has secured additional support and funding of $243,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and $308,000 from Pilgrim Africa to cover administrative expenses of doctors, researchers, and entomologists, etc.  
       
This project will employ a methodology called Proactive Community Case Management (ProACT) pioneered by the Peace Corps in Senegal.  The expected number of beneficiaries is expected to be 48,000, and also include the training of 300 volunteer health team workers.
DC contribution:  $5,250; DDF:  $5,000
Host club:  Soroti Central, Uganda RC
Lead club:  Seattle #4 RC
Maria Nelly Pavisich was the original DCRC proponent for this global grant.
 
 
INDIA Edu-Girls Project Approved!   The Rotary Foundation after over two years of deliberations finally approved the India Edu-Girls project in Bangalore, on December 20, 2018.  This grant would provide free education to 70 girls (ages 6-18) coming from families of migrant laborers and other poor families, for the purposes of enhancing enrollment of girls in school, enhance teacher skills, improve teaching methods and prepare girls for jobs or college, leading to financial independence.  
       DC contribution:  $4,725
       Host club:  RC of Bangalore West, India
       International lead:  RC of Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD
       Mark Wilson is the DCRC proponent for this global grant.
 
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Sustainable Cambodia -- Sharon Taylor took off for Bangkok and Cambodia on the worst snow day of the year, Sunday, January 13, to do a site visit of our club's international humanitarian grant project to provide clean water and food security through the provision of a "village basket" to an impoverished village in the Pursat Province of Cambodia.
 
The primary goal is to help eliminate poverty, prevent malnutrition and allow children to attend school, by providing clean water, and enhance agricultural development through vegetable gardening and training in animal husbandry -- through the provision of a well, farm animals and vegetable seeds and tools.  Training and monitoring will be conducted by Sustainable Cambodia staff.  Animal offspring would be passed on to other families who agree to the "pass on"  process.  Sharon returns today!
 
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--- YIRS, May O'Brien and Mimi Kanda, ISC co-chairs 
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