by Bev Hilton
 
 
The global grant application submitted by the 5-club world community service alliance (Nanaimo Rotary Club, Nanaimo North Rotary Club, Lantzville Rotary Club, Nanaimo Daybreak Rotary Club, Nanaimo Oceanside Rotary Club)  has been approved.  Nanaimo Oceanside Club has taken the lead on this project.  The local partner is the Sunyani Central Rotary Club. 
 
The Global Grant is for US$66,500 US  ($71,500 CDN or 227,000 Ghana Cedi).
The project will replace roofs of the Nyamaa Kindergarten & Junior High school. It will construct a new 12-seater latrine at Kotokrom and provide for annual visits by trained nurses to teach a hygene class to the school. The dirt floor in a classroom at Kotokrom will be covered. Southridge Model school will receive a security fence similar to the Sunyani Municipal Primary School.  Surplus funds will be used to distribute malaria nets at one of the community hospitals.  Bids are underway, work should begin by mid month.
 
Thank you to your club for its support of the 5-club alliance and the Ghana projects.  While many projects are being carried out in areas to the south, it is important to retain our partnership with the Ghanaian Rotary clubs as the need of the people of Ghana is not any less important.