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In an effort to make full use of Social Media, the Rotary Club of Annapolis is highlighting its international projects online. We hope you will be inspired enough to make a donation to our well researched and sustainable projects. Please note that all of your donations are tax deductible as the Rotary of Annapolis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) registered, non-profit organization.

 

UGANDA

We are working on a Rotary Foundation Global Grant in Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution in Uganda (see detailed information on main international page). The project consists of training mediators in 20 hot spot districts of Uganda. We hope that with this infusion of training, more and more Ugandans will see the benefits of change through non-violent means. This project also includes the training of high school students in peace mediation and income generating projects. The Rotary Foundation will give us a 50% match for any amount we raise. We plan on engaging local artists and musicians to spread the word about peace through non-violence. Please note that Uganda has a very young population that would welcome this activity. Total project budget is estimated at $100,000.

ECUADOR

Reading nooks for classrooms in grades 2-4. This will compliment our Global Grant in Literacy which is currently underway (see detailed information on main international page). The Reading Nooks will consist of a shelf, colourful chairs, a table and children's books. We feel it's important to supply each participating school in this project with a special children's library, hence, reading nook. Children need a safe haven where they can go and read. Unfortunately, most marginalized schools do not have the resources for a separate library or even for additional children's books. We hope to make a huge impact and supplement this project with creatively designed Reading Nooks. We estimate that each nook will cost about $750 (chairs, table, shelf and books).

ETHIOPIA

In what has proven to be one of the most drought stricken areas of the world, we are helping one of our local Rotary Clubs implement a water and sanitation project in Gondar, Ethiopia. The project will contract one Ethiopian drilling company to drill 3 shallow water wells (40 to 60 meters). Gondar City Administration has already identified the villages where water wells are needed. Each village already has a 12 person Community Water Board and they will work with the City, the Driller, and an Engineer Without Borders consultant in choosing the actual location sites. The Host Rotary Club, Finot of Addis Ababa, and the Gondar City Administration will supervise training for the villagers in basic hygiene practices. They will also assist in designing and establishing the procedures which the Community Water Boards will use in administering the completed wells for fees and maintenance. Annapolis Rotary Club has pledged $1,000 towards this effort of over $60,000.

MAKE A DONATION

Use the "Donate" button BELOW to make a tax-deductible donation to the Rotary of Annapolis Foundation.  Please specify in the PayPal or Credit Card field “Add special instructions to the seller:” where you want your donation credited (e.g., 2021 Fund, International Lane, Little Free Library (LFL), Care & Compassion, or other special Club cause, event or project by name).  

Please recognize that your online donation will be net of transaction fees, whereas if you donate by check, it is 100% credited to the indicated cause. The transacation fee will be deducted from our gross donation, and only the net amount will be sent to RI (which will be less than you intended!).

If making your $1,000 Paul Harris donation online, please make the amount $1,035 to cover the processing fees; if making your $100 or $200 annual RI Sustaining donation online, please make the amount $104 or $204, respectively.

If donating by check, please bring to a regular Rotary meeting or mail to:  Rotary Club of Annapolis, PO Box 3175, Annapolis, MD 21403-3175