The Rotary club of Georgetown has been actively supporting rural communities in Zambia through various projects.  One of them was for the provision of equipment and the electricity connection for the Life Impact Training Centre what was established by the International Teams Canada (Impact Zambia) to support the community and leadership development efforts.  It strives to make income-generating skills training and personal development available to people who would otherwise would not have had access to such opportunities.   The need for this training centre was identified during the Rotary International Matching Grant project (2010-2014) that provided sewing training and equipment to 50 women in rural areas.  Since then, many more benefited by receiving sewing, carpentry, catering, building or plumbing training, as well as courses such as small business training, and personal development.  We have seen communities being transformed where someone took their new skill, turned it into a business employing others, and making goods available in communities where people would otherwise have to travel far.
Most recently, Georgetown Rotary Club paid for the materials required for electricity connection that was completed last month.  Having electricity will bring training centre to a different level and increase opportunities. The club also arranged for 25 soccer balls that were distributed by the Impact Zambia team who visited in August.