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Sunyani Central Rotary Urges Ghanaians To Be A Gift To The World

The
President of the Sunyani Central Rotary Club, Rotarian Frank Kofi Owusu Debrah
has called on Ghanaians to notwithstanding their economic or social status
develop the act of given to make the world a happier place to live.

Speaking at the Club’s Presidential Ball and Fundraising Dinner Night, Rotarian
Frank Debrah entreated all to be a gift to the world, by demonstrating the
sense of charity to the poor and needy, as well as being patriotic to the
service of the country.
He
indicated that as Rotarians, their core values include sharing fellowship,
promoting peace and understanding, and the respect for the dignity of every man
and every profession, as well as embarking on humanitarian projects in
communities.

According to Rotarian Debrah, the Presidential Ball and Fundraising Night is an
annual event where new leaders of the Sunyani Central Rotary Club are chosen to
lead the club for a year, however it is always the event for assessment of the
club’s activities.

He indicated that despite the challenges encountered by the Sunyani Central
Rotary Club within the period of 2014 to 2015, the club successfully achieved
almost all activities earmarked for the period.

The Club has done projects across the length and breadth of Ghana; from Upper
West to Western Region and many other parts of the country to primarily create
opportunities for people to improve their living conditions.

He disclosed that the Sunyani Central Rotary Club together with its partner
clubs and districts mostly in USA, Germany, Canada and The Rotary Foundation
since 2010 have implemented global grants (humanitarian projects) in many
communities in Ghana valued at about USD1.1million.

According to Rotarian Debrah, when the value of matching grants implemented
between 2008 when the Club was chartered by Rotary International are added, the
quantum of money invested in projects is over USD 1.5million, whiles
beyond  the matching/global grants, the club on its own, has supported
individuals and deprived institutions to the value of several thousands of
Cedis.

He said the projects are helping to improve lives and empowering schools,
communities and individuals, which some of the projects include re-roofing of
the Kindergarten block and provision of a school library at Nyamaah Basic
School, construction of a mechanized borehole and renovation and re-roofing of
one classroom at Kotokrom M/A Basic School, construction of security fence wall
around South Ridge Model School at Baakoniaba, all in Sunyani Municipality in
partnership with rotary districts and club in Nanaimo area in Canada.

Within the same period, the Sunyani Central Rotary Club partnered with rotary
clubs and districts in USA to provide 60 micro flushed toilets in three
schools, Chiraa Model School, Estate Experimental School and Mmeredane Basic
School and three communities; Yawsiekrom, Kobedi and Nkrankrom No.1 and 2. The
Club also provided 55 refurbished computers and accessories to Boahenekoko
Presbyterian Basic School, Estate Experimental Basic School and Nyamaah Basic
School to improve the teaching and learning of ICT.

Eleven schools and communities including OLA Girls’ Senior High School, Bormaa
Senior High School, Odumase Methodist Basic School, Estate Experimental School,
Awiam, Sewua(Ohukrom) and others were provided with boreholes, he explained
that in some of these projects especially the mechanized boreholes and computer
laboratories, the club partner with the PTAs to implement the projects.

Again, the Club has also turned a 40foot container into a working workshop for
dress and doormat making to inmates of the Sunyani Central Female Prisons as a
measure to equip them with vocational employable skills, which was funded
through a club in the USA.
The club is also supervising the construction of a 3-unit classroom block at
Tonsuano in the Dormaa West District funded by a church and others in the USA.

Currently, the club is working with Sunyani Municipal and Sunyani West District
Assemblies to drill 31-boreholes in communities selected by the assemblies from
their medium term development plans. Within the same global grant, the club
shall provide 100units of micro flushed toilets in communities and school.

The grant would also provide the Electrical/Electronic Engineering Department
of Sunyani Polytechnic with a computer assembling laboratory to train students
and artisans in computer assembling, repair and troubleshooting as well as
providing practical stimulation lessons for students.

The workshop for the female prisons of the Sunyani Central Prisons would be
supplied with sewing machines, equipment and materials to make the workshop
fully functional for the inmates and generate revenue for the upkeep of the
inmates as well.

He disclosed that the club is working with its Canadian partners to supply high
capacity blood bank refrigerators to Sunyani Municipal Hospital and Bechem
Government Hospital to help improve the availability of blood for transfusion
when necessary.

The club also anticipates the start of a medical project with our German
partners to provided training for specialized medical personnel and supply of
equipment for the provision of Ear, Nose and Throat medical services at the
Holy Family Hospital in Techiman.
Submitted By: Kofi Oppong Asamoah
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