Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ugandan Health Clinic Project

Project Update: August 8, 2022
Our club has transferred just over AU$4,000 to the Rotary Club of Mbale for the connection of a water sanitation system to the building. This component of the project has been supported by Rotary District 9510 with a grant of AU$2,500.

Project Update: April 18, 2022
Unfortunately, progress on this project has been delayed as a result of the COVID pandemic. The lockdowns in Australia and restrictions on public activities have limited our club's fundraising capacity. The effects of the pandemic have been much harsher in developing countries such as Uganda, where labour and materials have been harder to source.

The good news is that towards the end of 2021, work recommenced on the project and we are delighted to share some recent photos.

Project Update: February 1, 2020

We held our Ugandan Dinner which raised over $3,000 for the project.
Project Update: January 27, 2020

Bonny Mark Alinga, from the Rotary Club of Mbale sent us photos of the security doors and windows installed on the building.

Project Update: November 22, 2019

Our club has transferred our first instalment of funds for this project: AU$4,238 (approx 10.6M Ugandan Shillings) to our partner club the Rotary Club of Mbale to start construction work. The building is currently little more than a shell, and this initial progress payment will allow for the installation of windows, doors, locks, and the connection of electricity to the building.

In other exciting news we have been successful in attaining a AU$5,000 grant from the Rotary Foundation via a Rotary District 9520 grant. This will bring us a lot closer to our stage one target of AU$13,500, but we still have to raise considerable funds to complete stage 1 of the project, and then commence stage 2 which will be the fitout with medical equipment.

Original Story: May 21, 2019

Kally meeting Rotary Club of Mbale President Bonny Mark Alinga. 
Following a visit to Uganda last year by Rotarian Kally Hooper, and an introduction to the Rotary Club of Mbale, we are proceeding with a joint initiative to build a much needed health clinic in Mbale.

Kally was volunteering in Uganda to train local nurses in mental health care, and was keen to meet up with local Rotarians. She was welcomed into the Rotary Club of Mbale where she learned of their dreams of building a health clinic.

The building that will eventually be a new health clinic.
We have had great dialogue with Rotarian Bonny Mark Alinga, and in partnership with the Mbale club and local organisation Midpro Initiatives, we will shortly be commencing stage 1 of the project. This will involve the completion of building work for the clinic, which we hope to support with a Rotary Foundation District Grant.

Stage 2 of the project will be to fit out the clinic and get it ready for operation, with the assistance of a Rotary Foundation Global Grant.

Along the way we will need to undertake considerable fundraising for this major initiative. We hope we can count on the Seaford community for your support.
Please click here to donate to this project.

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