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Mar 9

Uganda Container Project (Rotary)

The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen is embarking on a new international project to ship a 45 feet container of medical supplies and equipment to three different needy charities near Masaka, Uganda. Rotary World Help will be collecting donated medical supplies and equipment from our local hospitals and will arrange for the shipping. One of the recipients is Tekera Resource Center (TRC). Our club as been a long time benefactor of TRC. The mission of TRC is to improve the quality of life for residents of Tekera/Lwega and build a model community. Jaaja Barb’s Home of Angels located in Jinja is also a recipient of the container. This orphanage was established by Barb Giraud of Abbotsford, B.C. 6 years ago. Barb Giraud is known as the “Banana Bread Lady” by local media as she raised her funds to start and support this orphanage by making and selling banana bread to local grocery chains. Our third recipient is the Kiyunga Health Center. It serves eight sub counties with total population of 242,453. This health center/hospital is constantly in a sorry state due to severe shortage of resources.

In addition to medical supplies and equipment from Rotary World Help, we are hoping to be able to send along some other much needed construction and garden tools, hammer, nails, and other equipment. The wish list can be found by clicking on the following link: