In an earlier post we mentioned that together with several other Rotary clubs in the Stockholm area and elsewhere we are participating in a Rotary International supported Global Grant Project in Sohag, Egypt. Here comes an update on the status of the project so far:-
The target village in the district of Sohag is El Saala.
Most of the over 6000 meters of pipeline has been laid and 50% of the target 182 houses in the village are now connected and have access to clean water.
The construction work is being carried out by the Water Authority of the Sohag District. They together with Unicef, Egypt are also taking care of the hygiene training of the villagers as well as the future maintenance of the installation.
The entire project is being supervised by Engineer Mr. Amin Sabri a member of The Rotary Club of Heliopolis Shorouk.
The project is receiving good press and social media coverage and is expected to be completed within the next few months.
For those of you who are interested in following progress of the tree planting project in Rumania that RCSI and several other Rotary clubs in our District 2350 donated money to last Rotary Year you can take a look at the below.
Below is a 2D trailer version of one of the VR films available just now. It travels with Patience Asiimwe and her fellow Rotaractors to a remote region of Uganda to vaccinate children who otherwise would be missed against polio. See how far Patience will go to make sure every child in her country is protected from polio.
RCSI gives Ron Pavellas Award to DJ Maytan, founder of the George Graham Foundation.
The Rotary Cub of Stockholm International strongly supports efforts to integrate immigrants into Swedish society. Each year we provide the Ron Pavellas Award, with SEK 10,000, in honour of our Charter President, to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to integration in Sweden. This year we award the prize to DJ Maytan who established the George Graham Foundation in Sigtuna, Sweden. The foundation supports integration through the universal language of music and song. It recognises everybody’s individual contribution and provides a place for people from all backgrounds to meet, learn from each other and create something beautiful together using their own skills and cultural backgrounds.