Rotary of Demerara celebrates 22 years

This year marks 22 years since the Rotary Club of Demerara officially received its charter from Rotary International on 9th December 1993, and members of the organisation gathered at the Cara Lodge on Tuesday to observe the anniversary.

Among the various services highlighted in the club’s press release, were medical outreaches in the Upper Demerara region, Rupununi, the Pakaraima Mountains as well as Surama, Aranaputa, Rewa and Sand Creek villages to name a few; partnering with the Gift of Life organisation to provide heart saving surgery to two children; conducting literacy programmes at the Georgetown prison and renovations to the Archer’s Home.

The Rotary also adopted the Kuru Kururu community where they conducted mentorship programmes, renovated and built annexes to the primary and nursery school, a library, a sanitary block and basketball court.

Through matching grants sourced from other rotary clubs in Scotland, Wales, England and Canada over US$250,000 was donated towards projects in malaria reduction, diabetes testing, dental and women’s health and awareness building; micro loans for a peanut project, drip irrigation project, mosquito net treatment, logistical support for Remote Access Medical (RAM), construction of a community centre and donations of medical and kitchen equipment to the Archer’s Home.

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