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.

Fund raising events · Rotary in Action

Rotary in Action: RCSI’s annual “Plogga” cleanup event.

The annual RCSI “Plogga” clean up event took place today the 28th April on the beautiful island of Långholmen in the heart of Stockholm. An enthusiatic group of club members and friends of RCSI walked and ran around the island for a whole hour picking up every piece of plastic and other kinds of rubbish they could find. 

A small buffet of soft drinks and cakes was offered to the participants with the proceeds going to the same tree planting project in Rumania RCSI supported in 2018.

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.

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Rotary in Action: Welcome to RCSI’s Plogga cleanup event on Långholmen starting at 10:00 on 8th April.

Plogga bild

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/173368536619842/

Here’s a map showing the location of our meeting point at Långholmsbadet:

https://goo.gl/maps/gFHGNrigK252

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.

 

Current Service Projects · Fund raising events

Clean Water Project in Sohag, Egypt

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 - Egypten

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.

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Fundraising Event for Togo

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