here is our progress since 2018
Children, Women and
Community based Social workers trained in puberty, sexual health and safe intervention techniques when faced with Gender Based Violence
women and girls
given education on reusable
pads and kits
designed to last three
years from days for girls
ambulance drivers, teachers, community health volunteers, team leaders from our programs, staff and community members trained in first aid
meals served to
street children and school going children
pieces of fruit given to
school going children
during extra tutoring on Saturdays
build in GK Prision Primary,
Noonkirpir primary and
Athi river primary school
food packs consisting of
beans, rice, flour, oil,
stock, vegetables, sugar, tea leaves, milk and salt
shared with drought effected communities
industrial first aid kits placed
in community areas including
schools, food programs, buses other community programs
differently abled community
members assisted with transport for their covid vaccines
as well as other medical items supplied to the local hospitals
chlorination installed in partnership with GK Prision
food packs distributed to
patients suffering from HIV
ambulance and bus drivers trained in defensive driving
new roof installed in GK Prision in the kitchen promoting health meal prep and learning
opprtunities for inmates
bottles and cans recycled
in North Queensland
$1.6 Million ksh
worth of medical equipment donated to the new born baby unit at Kaijado referral hospital with training for relevant staff included
sports equipment supplied to Jami bora high school
How do our goals fit with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?
While our work largely focuses on improving the well-being of women and children, we acknowledge that there are many efforts and guiding principles worldwide aimed at reducing global inequality - specifically, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) - that tie in with our mission. Some of our projects are directly related to the SDGs, while others are indirectly related through the processes we undertake behind every project.
In this regard, we have collaborated on programs which align with the following goals of the UN SDGs:
Goal 1: No poverty
Goal 2: Zero hunger
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected millions worldwide, and has pushed many to the brink of poverty. Many have lost jobs and are unable to afford basic nutrition. We are currently working with Dr. Fred from the Kitengela Sub-County Community Hospital to establish a community garden on the grounds of the hospital. Our goal is to involve the women from the community programs in the design and implementation of the garden using natural, organic and local resources in the process of growing food. Through this project, we hope to build the capacity of women through the learning and training of agricultural skills. We hope that with this project the community has access to knowledge and skills needed to achieve food security through sustainable food production.
Through the women’s education programs at the Kitengela Sub-County Community Hospital, women have raised concerns regarding access to clean unsalted drinking water, basic training and first aid supplies. Going forward, we aim to address these concerns and partner up with local initiatives to ensure they have an opportunity to improve the well-being of mothers and children at home and in their community.
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 5: Gender equality
Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
Young girls in Kenya, and most of Africa, miss out on approximately a week of school each month due to the periods. Through the Days for Girls program and Mwezi Na Dada, we have distributed over 800 re-usable sanitary pads kits and provided lessons to young girls about menstrual hygiene to ensure that they can attend school and don’t miss out on their education just because they are menstruating. We have provided lessons on sexual and reproductive health, giving young girls an opportunity to speak about their experiences and ask questions in a safe space.
Since 2017, we have partnered with Ujamaa Africa in offering education to over 1500 children on puberty and sexual health. The program works to encompass learning in a culturally-appropriate manner. The program also includes the Sexual Assault Survivors Anon program and the Champion Program; additionally, we endeavour to expand into an adult Masters Training program in the future.
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
As part of our merchandising processes, we are collaborating with organisations that use environmentally safe and ethically sourced materials and processes. The ethos governing our sourcing procedure is centred around respect for the environment and the labour which goes into producing quality products.
rotary's areas of focus?
Thanks to -
Rotary Club of Townsville
Rotary E Club One
Rotary Club E Club Outback Australia
Rotary Club of Cairns Trinity
Rotary Club of Thuringowa Central
Rotary Club of Litchfield Palmerston
Rotary Club of Mundingburra
Rotary Club of Townsville Central
Rotary Club of Darwin South
Rotary Club of Mareeba
Rotary Club of Ross River
Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise
Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise
Greg Marlow and the team from the 2019 -
9550 District Conference
Areas of focus that our work encompasses
Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
Maternal and child health
Through education on puberty, sexual health, and empowerment, our partners in Kenya promote peaceful homes and communities whilst educating women and children on their reproductive health.
Disease prevention and treatment
Water and sanitation
Environment and sustainability
Through the distribution of reusable sanitary kits we are offering women and girls safe alternatives for menstrual hygiene, aiming to prevent menstruation-related disease. These reusable kits provide better sanitation by ensuring girls have pads every time they have their periods, and ensuring less waste is created.
Economic and community development
We are working on programming that will fit within Goal 3 of our business plan which will encourage economic and community development for local women.