Global Grants – Project Dedication
Rotary Club 29 has been approved to participate in three Rotary International Global Grants.
- GG 1755918 – Cluj Romania medical equipment project at the cardiology and orthopedic hospitals. This is the grant especially honoring Bob Medley. Project Dedication is scheduled for October 12-15, 2017!
- GG175002 – Moncrevello Italy – for funding to provide anti-decubitus mattresses, multi-care beds, overhead lifts, and staff training to a Trompone health establishment in Moncrivello, Italy Grants were submitted by the Rotary Club of Viverone Lago and the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City.
- GG1642806 – M’Hamid, Morroco – lead club – Madrid Serrano – Provide the humanitarian assistance needed to rehabilitate their schools, provide water supply, build sports facilities, and provide basic health care to its inhabitants and simultaneously. To seek the necessary means and training to achieve the future maintenance and conservation of works and services carried out as the only possible way of sustainable development over time.
Thanks to Mary Jane Calvey for organizing these grants!
Together with District Dedicated Funds, and matching grants from Rotary International, funds awarded will be $66,000 (1) $62,688 (2) M’hamid Morocco ($87,550) (3)
Rotary Club 29’s participation will be a total of $5700 for these grants! For a contribution of $5700, $216,238 will be awarded to these very deserving International projects.
May 2018 – Project Dedication
Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City Rotary Club traveled to Latvia in May to participate in the Global Grant project dedication at Jaekapils Maternity Hospital. While there, Larry Stone and Mary Jane Calvey helped lay flowers on the Peace Memorial commemorating Latvia’s one hundredth anniversary as a country. Latvia regained independence from the former Soviet Union in 1989 and originally became a separate country in 1918 after the end of World War I. A fiercely independent people they recounted to visitors their efforts to keep their culture and traditions alive during the time of Nazi and then Russian occupation. Situated in the center of the Balkans on the Dauga River and near the harbor on the Gulf of Finland, this small country (about 1 million people) appreciates partnerships with Rotary Clubs in Sweden, Estonia and now,
The Northwest Oklahoma City Rotary Club contributed toward this project as did clubs from the above mentioned countries. The regional hospital serves a population around the Dauga River in the eastern part of the country and equipment purchased for this project includes birthing beds, neonatal intensive care equipment and baby warmers.
From Latvia, Ron Sutor and Tami Murphy, and Clayton Taylor
joined the group in Berlin, Germany to meet with Rotary Clubs
from Warsaw, Berlin Luftbrueke, Berlin Central and Milano
Nord to discuss potential projects both in their countries and in
Africa. Rotary Club of Oklahoma City partnered with the
Warsaw Club on “A Very Good Start” literacy project in Poland
last year. That project is expanding successfully and now
includes on-line components for instructors in dispersed areas.
Watch for more updates about possible projects in Europe and
Africa available because of these partnership opportunities.
2018-19 Global Grants
Commitments – Firm
Hope Village Health Center Furnishings – S.W. Tanzania 5,000
GG197833 Medical Equipment for Medgidia Hospital 5,000 Total: 10,000
Commitments – High Potential for ’18-19
Rotarian Malaria Partners 5,000
Bansko-Razlog Bulgaria- Medical Equipment 2,500
Panama Scabies Project 2,500
Uganda Maize Improvement Project 1,000
Firm and High Potential Commitments for ’18-19 $21,500
Balance to Commit 5080
*Project Development – Early Stage
El Papayo Peru – Rural Water System 2,500
GG1526629 Women Entrepreneurs –Rwanda 5,000
*These projects are in various stages of development. Our goal will be to work on them and others throughout the year to fully commit available funds for this Rotary year. Our Club regularly identifies and considers new projects that come from members, existing partners and other Rotary clubs looking for new partners on their international projects.
Following are notes on the individual projects:
Commitments – Firm
- GG1876639 Hope Village Health Center Furnishings (draft): Building and equipment support for a rural health clinic in a remote, underserved area of S.W. Tanzania. This is part of a larger project being supported in partnership with Rotary Clubs in the Seattle area. RC OKC will lead the development of a $30,000 grant and commit $5,000in funding. (East Africa, rural, health, new partners)
- GG197833 Medical Equipment for Medgidia Hospital (draft): Laparascopic Unit. OKC will be international host and commit $5,000. (Eastern Europe, health, long-term partner)
Commitments – High Potential for ’18-19
- Rotarian Malaria Partners: A coalition of Rotary Clubs in Seattle are developing projects to address malaria in Africa, particularly in Uganda. Chuck Wiggins has been in conversation with the group about partnership opportunities. Actual funding amount would depend on specific projects but $5,000 would be a significant contribution towards the partnership. (East Africa, rural, health, new partners)
- Bansko-Razlog Bulgaria- Medical Equipment: Project under development by long-term partners to provide medical equipment for surgery, neurology and pediatric departments of a regional hospital. (Eastern Europe, health, long-term partner)
- Panama Scabies Project: Project to finalize our club’s support of a multi-year scabies eradication program and transition it to ongoing local control. (Central America, rural, health, existing partners)
- Uganda Maize Improvement Project: Stillwater Frontier Rotary seeking partnership to complete funding of a maize improvement project in Uganda near site of our previous investments. The overall cost is $55,000 with a $4,000 gap remaining. (East Africa, rural, agriculture, new partners)
Project Development – Early Stage
- El Papayo Peru – Rural Water System: Potential project to revitalize a rural water system with past partners is being explored. (South America, rural, water, existing partner)
- GG1526629 Women Entrepreneurs –Rwanda: Support of a microenterprise development program for women. Project has been under development and commitment for several years due to local program development delays. (East Africa, urban, community development, new partners)
2017-18 PAID and ONGOING
- GG175002 – Moncrevello, Italy: Funding to provide anti-decubitus mattresses, multi-care beds, overhead lifts, and staff training to a Trompone health establishment in Moncrivello, Italy Grants were submitted by the Rotary Club of Viverone Lago and the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City. Funded: $2,200. (Southern Europe, health, new partners)
- GG1639346 Roatan Honduras English Language Development. Funded: $2,000 (Central America, rural, education, new partners)
2017-18 PAID and CLOSED
- GG1642806 – M’Hamid, Morroco: Madrid Serrano, lead club. Provide the humanitarian assistance needed to rehabilitate their schools, provide water supply, build sports facilities, and provide basic health care to its inhabitants and simultaneously. To seek the necessary means and training to achieve the future maintenance and conservation of works and services carried out as the only possible way of sustainable development over time. Dedication to be held Oct. 20-26. Funded: $2,500
- GG 1755918 – Cluj Romania medical equipment project at the cardiology and orthopedic hospitals. This is the grant especially honoring Bob Medley. Funded: $1,000