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Club Presidents

Introducing Sarah Ouakim, our new club president for 2019-2020

Sarah is a serial tech entrepreneur and investor, focusing on finding, embracing and launching disruptive tech with positive social impact.

An authentic Global Citizen from the tender age of three, she has a passion for – as well as currently driving non-profit projects – empowering women and youth leaders as well as championing children. A Rotarian since 2006 and member of the RCSI since 2010, she has always considered RI a beacon of generosity, warmth and support for global citizens and business nomads like herself. 

A tech geek, multicultural nerd and fitness freak rolled into one!

As a global networker using the latest technology available, her academic background in Social Anthropology and International law, helps her follow her dream and mission of breaking stigmas and bridging the gap between generations, genders, cultures and societies around the world.

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Current Service Projects · Fund raising events

Nutrition for Life, Sri Lanka

The Rotary Club of Stockholm International RCSI is pleased to announce the success of their fund-raising evening for the Nutrition For Life NFL project hosted by Sri Lankas Childrens’ Friends. Our cooperative success means that now, many hungry Sri Lankan children will not have go to school with an empty stomach.

The project sponsors one year of hearty breakfasts for a group of school children who otherwise would start their school day on an empty stomach. The project is the brainchild of Noomi who wanted to give something back to her country of origin. With the help of Ramon Sanchez-Lovy and Sri Lankas Children’s Friends, the project was started for 50 children. With RCSI’s donation the project will be able to be expanded to include another school in the Suburbs of Columbo. More information is available (in Swedish) at the following link: http://slbv.se/nutrition-for-life/ 

Wedensday evening at the The Hotel Hellsten, at the RCSI’s meeting place, the 22nd of May 2019, we hosted a wine and cheese event. More than 50 members, friends and supporters showed up to mingle, network, eat, drink and enjoy contributing to this important project. The evening finished with an auction where we raised additional funds from donated auction items. We are happy to announce that we raised over 20,000 Swedish Crowns in support of the project, which was far above our goal of 15,000 SEK.

Current Service Projects

Nepal girls education project – Update

Since 2013 RCSI has had the pleasure of supporting a wonderful education project in Kathmandu, Nepal run by a Swedish non-profit organisation called Nepal Education. Indirectly RCSI has covered the yearly cost of educating three girls, Subekchya, Sonisha and Pragati , for the last 6 years.

Pragati

Pragati is a third year student at the Creative Academy. Her father left her and her mother when they lived at her father’s parent’s house. A short time later they were forced to move by Pragati’s grandmother. They found a room to live in without any electricity and an education at the Creative Academy would have been impossible. Now in 2019 it is going well for Pragati, her grades are at a 70% level and her mother even found part time work at her school.

Subekchya

Subekchya is a second year student at the Crative Academy. When Nepal Education began supporting Subekchya her father had just left her mother and her mother did not have a job. Her mother came to Creative Academy and begged for help. Subekchya had always told her mother, ”Creative Academy is where I want to study.

Subekchya was born prematurely and her health has been a real challenge as she was undernourished from birth. Nepal Education gave her fruit, juices and a sort of local healthy cake and after six months she grew stronger and her health improved. Also, she was born with two thumbs on one hand and was treated badly by her classmates. On the fourth of April this year, 2019, one of her thumbs was surgically removed with great success.Nepal Education paid for her operation including three nights at the hospital.

Subekchya has always had very good grades and regularly is ranked at the top of her class! She enjoys reading and drawing.

Sonisha

Sonisha has finished her final year in school and is now in her first year of a two year college program. Nepal Education began sponsoring her in the 6th grade at the Creative Academy when she and her mother were going through a family crisis when her father died and her uncle was obliged to care for and provide for them both. Sonisha has been an average, but persistant student and now, even in college she is holding her own.