In Maidi which is in the Dhading Province of Nepal about 5 hours from
Kathmandu, we have bought 8 netbooks with money raised from our fundraising
efforts for the local school which has approximatly 700 pupils from the ages of
4 to 16. These picutres were taken at the handover ceremony.
This year, we have decided to focus all our fundraising efforts in
supporting two key charities, Rotary International's 'End Polio Now' initiative
and 'Save a Child's Heart' (SACH), a charity which provides life saving heart
surgery for children around the world.
In 1985, Rotary made a commitment to immunize the
world’s children against polio and became a spearheading partner in the
Global Polio Eradication Initiative three years later. The other partners are
the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, and UNICEF.
Thanks to the enormous efforts put in by all parties over the last twenty
years, the number of polio-endemic countries is now down to four -Afghanistan,
India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the lowest its ever been.
That’s why it’s so important to generate the funding needed to
finish the job.
In January 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation further donated
$255 million to Rotary International in the global effort to eradicate polio.
In response to this grant, Rotary need to raise $100 million in matching
This is the final push towards eradicating Polio worldwide forever.
Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) is an Israeli-based international
humanitarian project, whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric
cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart
disease and to create centers of competence in these countries. SACH is totally
dedicated to the idea that every child deserves the best medical treatment
available, regardless of the child's nationality, religion, color, gender or
SACH is motivated by the age-old Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam –
repairing the world. By mending the hearts of children, regardless of their
origin, SACH is contributing to a better and more peaceful future for all of
Please check out our forthcoming events
to see how you can support our efforts on behalf of these