Braille Library in Nepal
Rotary Club of Lake Union and Rotary Club of Kasthamandap Kathmandu jointly implemented the Matching Grant 76682 – Braille book production and distribution to the various schools across Nepal. NAWB was chosen as the Cooperating Organization, owing to its credible track record of accomplishment and partnered by government and various NGOs. Under this project, 29 sets of 17 different novels and story books were transcribed into Braille and then embossed into Braille.
The distribution of the Braille books was done jointly by NAWB and Rotary, also using the network of Rotaractors across Nepal wherever identified integrated schools are located. This was an unique project, that brought several Rotaract clubs together to share the responsibility to take care of the deprived blind and visually impaired students. This project helped to join the Rotary and Rotaract clubs and strengthen the relationship.
This has benefited over 530 blind and visually impaired students, allowing them to run their fingers over Braille dots in their own vernacular language. For more information on this project contact Larry Logue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvest Against Hunger Work Parties
Harvest Against Hunger – a program of Rotary District 5030 connects farmers, truckers, volunteers and food banks for hunger relief. Food banks across Washington are serving millions. More than 4,000,000 pounds of produce has been recovered from farmers with surplus, volunteer trucking companies use available space on backhauls to deliver the produce to our warehouse where Lake Union Rotary members and other Rotarians volunteer to pack the produce in family size bags for distribution to more than 200 local food banks.
Safe Water, Clean Hands For Ethiopian Kids
Children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia are in tremendous need of reliably safe water. The city’s water contamination is among the worst in the world. For children living in the city, especially those attending public schools or sleeping on the street, access to safe water is a constant challenge. Providing safe drinking water for these children living in developing-world urban conditions is a priority for Rotarians around the world. In 2012, Lake Union Rotary partnered with Splash to install water filtration systems in five schools in Kathmandu, Nepal. The success of the Nepal program has been incredible.