International Service Projects
 
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. 
 
   
The Rotary Club of Georgetown was thrilled to partner with the newly formed Rotary Club of Itezhi-tezhi in Zambia to supply school uniforms.
     
Our club recently made a donation to Creation of Hope and they have graciously sent us a note and pictures of the result.  
 
"I hope this email finds you well.
Yesterday we had our monthly food distribution and used the van for the very first time to do the round. There was no matatu and it felt so good to be able to do this exercise without considering that we had only three hours to finish the first leg. I have attached some photos of the van leaving in the morning. My son has been coming to drive each distribution."
 
Several years ago, the Rotary of Georgetown (a major contibutor to this effort) and another club in this district decided to take on the task of raising the funds to build a pre-school kindergartenin the area of Oltpesi, N. Tanzania after personally seeing the condition of the old school while on another project.