P-2434

Mosquito Nets for Orphanage

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Project Description

Country: Uganda

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Total Budget: $1,500

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Health: Disease

Summary: This is a continuation of our 2017-2018 grant providing mosquito nets, bed sheets, shoes, and backpacks for children at Malaika Orphanage Children's Foundation in Uganda


Project Description:

Last Rotary year, we successfully completed a District Grant for mosquito nets for some orphans at Malaika Orphans Children's Foundation in Uganda. We had hoped to purchase nets for all 216 children at the orphanage. However, at a cost of $10 USD each, we were only able to provide nets for 150 orphans and none of the staff who sleep at the orphanage. The treated mosquito net forms a protective barrier around people sleeping under them. The insecticide not only kills the mosquitoes, which carry the malaria parasite, and other insects, it also repels mosquitoes, reducing the number that enter the house and attempt to feed on the children.

Malaika Orphanage Children Foundation care for the most vulnerable kids in Uganda , Orphans, Disabled and HIV Infected. Due to rampancy of Malaria, there is need to for mosquito nets to prevent spread of disease.

Arlington Sunset Rotary Club members are in direct contact with members of the Rotary Club of Bwebajja in Uganda to supervise the project on their behalf. The Club in Uganda will purchase the mosquito nets and distribute them to the beneficiaries who are the Orphans of Malaika Orphanage Children Foundation in Kampala, Uganda. The project timeline will be 6 months.

In addition, many of the orphans do not have shoes or backpacks, which are required for school attendance. Several of our individual club members sponsor a child at the orphanage by paying their tuition and school fees each month at the cost of $50 per child, per month. Most of the orphans do not have a sponsor, and therefore do not have necessary attire or supplies to be able to attend school. By providing shoes and backpacks, we can enable more orphans to go to school regularly.

After the purchase of the mosquito nets, the Rotary Club of Bwebajja will distribute the nets to the children and thereafter submit a report to Arlington Sunset Rotary, pictures and receipts will be included. At least one of our members will travel at his/her own expense to Uganda to purchase the shoes and backpacks in Uganda and distribute them personally to the children.

The result of this money will help keep the children healthy and enable them to attend school to continue their education. It must be noted that several of the orphans at Malaika are under the age of 14, and came to Malaika within the past year pregnant or with a newborn. The staff cares for these young mothers and their child, enrolling the mothers in school.

Project Contact Person

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Arlington Sunset

Primary Contact: Larka Tetens

Email: larkatetens@gmail.com

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Arlington Sunset (5790)

24-Jul-18

$750

$750

$1,500

Total

$750

$750

$1,500

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Project Supporting Documents


[1-Aug-18]
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[1-Aug-18]
MOU

 

Project Photos

History Log Entries

24-Jul-18

by Larka Tetens

System Entry: Creation of project page.

13-Aug-18

by Larka Tetens

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

13-Aug-18

by Larka Tetens

System Entry: Project signed by Larka Tetens.

16-Aug-18

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Scott Hendricks.

21-Aug-18

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Bruce Chowning.

16-Oct-18

by Larka Tetens

Awaiting District Committee to make decisions on DDF. Fundraising continues from District 5790 clubs.

17-Oct-18

by Sharron Miles

Dear Larka,

Your district grant for Mosquito Nets for Orphanage in the in the amount of $ 1500 has been approved. Your portion in club funds is $ 750. The district is providing $ 750 in DDF funds. Please send me an email when you are ready to request your funds.

17-Oct-18

by Sharron Miles

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

17-Oct-18

by Sharron Miles

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

17-Oct-18

by Sharron Miles

System Entry: Project signed by Sharron Miles.

18-Oct-18

by Larka Tetens

System Entry: Project signed by Larka Tetens.

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