We are very pleased to announce our involvement in a project in Lamu, Kenya that will provide a full school year’s educational support for 103 disadvantaged, orphaned and abandoned children being cared for in a shelter run by Anidan.
Anidan is a NGDO that has been operating in Lamu since 2002. It rescues and thereafter provides care for children that are orphans, abandoned or in some other way disadvantaged, from the streets of Lamu. 50% of the children being cared for by Anidan are also provided with a shelter to live. Under Anidan’s care all rescued children are fed, dressed, kept safe, given medical care and educated.
Over the coming months we, Rotary Club of Stockholm International (RCSI), intend to raise €6000 that will go directly towards the purchase of stationery, text books, school bags and uniforms for 103 children (73 of primary and 31 of secondary school age) under Anidan’s care and who lack educational support grants from Anidan’s main sponsors.
We intend to raise the entire €6000 pledged through direct donations, raffles, auctions and fundraising events during the rest of 2018. The main fundraising event, which is being supported by the Kenyan Embassy and Hotel Hellsten here in Stockholm, will take place on October 5th at The Historical Museum.
If you feel you would like to support this project then please consider participating in our planned raffles, auctions and fundraising events coming up later on in 2018. We will be providing full details of these on this website and on our RCSI Facebook Page over the coming months.
RCSI is now seeking nominations for the 2018 RCSI Ron Pavellas Award for Community Service.
The Ron Pavellas Award for Community Service is a personal stipend of 10 000 SEK.
The award is named in honor of Ron Pavellas, the founder of Rotary Club of Stockholm International.
To be eligible for the award a candidate must be a person born in another country who has become a citizen of Sweden; or, a child of such a person, who must also be a citizen. There is no requirement for when either person became a citizen. The candidate must also be a resident within the Stockholm Metropolitan Area.
Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018.
The full guidelines and nomination form can be found here Guidelines Ron Pavellas Award 2018 and here Nomination_form 2018.
If you are in the Stockholm area on 8th April then why not consider joining us for a couple of hours to help clean up Långholmen island and then to enjoy a tasty BBQ together.
We’re holding this “Plogga” clean up event in support of this year’s Rotary theme of focusing on environmental sustainability.
Plogga is a movement created and followed by people with an urge to live in a clean world (www.plogga.se). The word comes from the words picking up garbage and jogging mixed into one. Plocka (pick up) + jogga (jog) = Plogga. This is is exactly what Plogga is – picking up garbage while getting exercise in one form or another. Jog, walk, bike ride or even canoe if you like. All outdoor activities are allowed as long as you are able to pick up garbage as you get around.
We meet at Långholmsbadet on Långholmen at 10:00 where we’ll spend an hour plogging/cleaning up the island. Just after 11:00 we’ll then enjoy a barbecue back at Långholmsbadet. Please bring Swish or cash for the barbecue. Come as you are, in casual clothes or in trainers (if you want to jog). It may be a bit wet so we recommend robust shoes.
More details of the event can be found here
Here’s a map showing the location of our meeting point at Långholmsbadet:
This event should be a lot of fun, we’ll have the opportunity to meet new friends and importantly, we’ll be contributing directly to a better environment.
Together with several other Rotary clubs in the Stockholm area and elsewhere we are pleased to announce our involvement in a Rotary Foundation supported Global Grant Project in Sohag, Egypt.
Sohag is a district in southern Egypt where child mortality rates are high and where many villages in the district do not have direct access to drinking water . Women and children especially have to walk long distances to collect what is often contaminated water in buckets.
The goal of the project is to install pipelines to bring drinking water into the villages and to connect the houses to these pipelines. In this specific project, a pipeline is being built with a length of 6 635 metres. From this pipeline 182 houses will be connected thus supplying 1820 persons with clean drinking water.
Together with the other Rotary clubs in Stockholm that make up the International Project Group* (IPG) we aim to raise 2500 USD towards this project with our Rotary District then coming in to match this amount with an additional 2500 USD.
The main fund raising event for the project will take place in April, 2018. Please read here for details of the event and how you can participate.
* The IPG is made up of Stockholm-Sergel Rk, Stockholm-Ladugårdslandet Rk, Stockholm International Rc, Stockholm-Djurgården Rk and Rotaract Djurgården.
Rotary International is all about COMMUNITIES: 1.2 million men and women of all ages and backgrounds around the world volunteering to support COMMUNITIES, both locally and internationally. And Rotary clubs are dynamic COMMUNITIES themselves – like-minded people with common aims who use their skills and energy to support each other. If you’d like to make new friends and business contacts while giving something back to your community, then contact us today – you’ll find out just how rewarding this can be.