Today’s post is the latest news from Tim Winter, as he takes over leadership of the Oltorotua project. His e-mail said:
Thanks to Steve King’s great leadership, we are ready to submit our Global Grant application for the Oltorotua Clean Water Project.
and he concluded with:
We are really looking forward to beginning work soon!
Steve King is re-working the grant proposal to send it ASAP to The Rotary Foundation. He asked Jackson about villagers dying from unclean water. Here is Jackson’s reply:
It is very clear that most people in the village(adults and children) suffer from Typhoid, Amoeba infections and Malaria. This is an indication that most people don’t [...]
Since Jackson Liaram will not be visiting us this month, I am sadly canceling the scheduled events. Jackson was turned down for a visa a second time. He received a message of 214(b), which means he did not convince the consular that his visit was going to be temporary. I find this amazing because officers of the [...]
Americans often think our sanitation system has been in place for eons but no, my grandparents used outhouses and I did too, when I visited them. I remember when I was little. I loved the farm animals and really, truly wanted to be helpful and feed my grandma’s hogs. Unfortunately, I had to walk across [...]
I received this e-mail from Jackson this morning:
The 17th of February has been a day long waited by the Villagers of Oltorotua to meet Steve King and other other Rotarians from the US and Nakuru, Kenya.
I met Mr King and his group at Narok and led them to Oltorotua viillage arriving around [...]
Well guru Steve King is uploading the grant proposal for Rotary International Foundation and getting ready to visit Kenya! Since the grant proposal must use the new online “Future Vision” application, the forms and process are new and complex — no quick and easy job. Then Steve and two Rotary colleagues are off to Oltorotua for a week in [...]
UN Announces Major Push to Meet Sanitation MDG
(Note: MDG stands for Millennium Development Goals)
Thanks to the efforts of dedicated people around the world, the MDG on water is reasonably on target. Unfortunately sanitation is not doing so well, with some 2.6 billion people still lacking even basic sanitation facilities. The UN has redoubled [...]
I’m pleased to report that Steve King of the Leonardtown, MD, Rotary Club has submitted a Future Vision Global Grant Proposal to the Rotary District 7620 Grant Committee for approval. If you have read this blog for the past year, you know the ups and downs we have had. We’ve been both anxious to get a grant [...]
This video, created by Rotarians in the Netherlands, is a short but strong plea to help developing countries in their quest for water. RotaryApeldoorntLoo
“Hands that serve humanity are a lot better than lips that talk of divinity.” I found this quote on the website of Eric Kimani, the 2011-2012 Rotary International District Governor for Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda. This fits my personal philosophy and is also inherent in the Unitarian Universalist principles (short form: deeds, not creeds) [...]