The E-Club of Uganda Global recently had the honor of hosting District Governor Edward Kakembo Nsubuga, a revered figure in the realm of service and community empowerment. His visit was marked by an impassioned speech that underscored the significance of extending aid to the less fortunate, empowering the boy child, and reinforcing the value of service above self.
In his compelling address, DG Nsubuga emphasized the crucial role Rotary clubs play in uplifting communities. He highlighted the importance of extending a helping hand to those in need, emphasizing that service to humanity should be a priority. His stirring words resonated deeply with the members of the E-Club, igniting a renewed passion for philanthropy and community engagement.
A key focal point of DG Nsubuga’s speech was the empowerment of the boy child. Recognizing the importance of gender equality, he stressed the need to provide equal opportunities and support for boys to thrive in society. His advocacy for empowering the boy child aligns with Rotary International’s commitment to fostering inclusive communities and ensuring equitable development for all.
During the visit, Hope Creator President (HCP) Patricia Nantaba Ssembatya delivered a comprehensive presentation on the financial aspects of the club’s initiatives. A momentous announcement was made regarding the imminent conclusion of the Maternal and Child Health Global Grant on December 16th at St. Monica Birango Health Centre II, culminating in a grand Handover Ceremony. This initiative stands as a testament to the club’s dedication to improving healthcare for mothers and children in underserved communities.
Another significant development highlighted during the visit was the approval of the Butiiti Adopt A Community Global Grant 2344843 amounting to $231,286.00. This substantial grant is poised to make a profound impact once implemented, furthering Rotary’s mission to create sustainable change and improve livelihoods of the Butiiti Community in Kyenjojo District.
HCP Patricia Nantaba Ssembatya also shed light on upcoming club events aimed at making a difference in the community. The “Butiiti Caravan of Love Medical Outreach” event scheduled for December 8th which aimed at providing essential healthcare services to those in need. Through the same event, the club is promoting The Boy Child Uplifting Program by supporting the Butiti Girls Primary School’s volleyball team with scholastic materials and t.shirts to be donated by Help Africa. This is in line with Rotary’s commitment to promoting healthcare accessibility and education. This program signifies the club’s holistic approach to addressing crucial societal issues beyond physical health.
The club proudly announced welcoming one new Major Donor and one new Paul Harris Fellow, emphasizing the continuous growth and support garnered for their initiatives. Moreover, the addition of two new members reflects the expanding network of individuals dedicated to Rotary’s noble cause.
Furthermore, the club’s efforts were spotlighted through media coverage, with impactful stories aired: http://Uganda’s Rotary E-Club Cancer Run: Equipping Nsambya Hospital Cancer Ward – YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=eclub+cancer+run. These stories showcased the success of the Cancer Run Launch and the ongoing endeavors of the club in making a difference within the community.
In essence, District Governor Edward Kakembo Nsubuga’s visit to the E-Club of Uganda Global served as a catalyst for renewed enthusiasm, reaffirming the club’s commitment to service, empowerment, and community betterment. The initiatives outlined and the inspiring message conveyed during this visit undoubtedly set the stage for continued impactful contributions towards creating positive change in society.
The Vocational Service Month is about using ones professional skills to help others which is at the heart of Rotary.
But what does that involve?
Vocational service also involves using ones leadership position to model and encourage ethical behavior among employees, associates, and your community.
We are honoured to have Mr Joshua Okino who is an accomplished leader with a decade of experience in management and leadership roles. Currently serving as the Executive Director of Activists Forum Uganda and he will be sharing with us how he has used his skills and competences to build communities.
We shall also be honoured with the Induction of our beloved new Rotarian on the block Faith Vahoet who brings a rich blend of experinces in services and capacity building for projects.
Please find below the link and password to the recording of the Club Assembly held on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm EAT (Kampala/East Africa).
Buddy Group: AUSTRALIA
Guest Speaker: DG. Edward Kakembe Nsubuga
Topic: District Governor’s Official Visit
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Meeting ID: 831 9653 4895
Please find below the link and password to the recording of the Club Assembly held on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm EAT (Kampala/East Africa).
Buddy Group: EUROPE
Guest Speaker: Dr. Mike Kennedy Sebalu
Topic: District Governor’s Official Visit
Rotary and Rotaract e-Clubs of Uganda Global launched the 2022 Rotary Cancer Run in the suburbs of Kololo, Kampala, on 20th August 2022. This was in preparation for the 11th Edition of Rotary Cancer Run, slated for 4th September 2022. Rotary International President, Jenifer Jones, will flag-off the 11th Edition of the Cancer Run .
A team from the Rotary eClub of Uganda Global, escorted by the Rotaract eClub of Uganda Global, donated medical drugs to Reach Out Mbuya Community Health Initiative on Tuesday, 2nd Aug 2022. The team, led by Rtn. Christine Onuoha and PDES Jane Kabugo, officially handed over the supplies to Josephine Kaleebi, the Executive Director of Reach Out Mbuya. Other members on the team were Rtn Pius Okullo, CP Marvin Igoma, AP John Baptist Ndanda and PE Ivan John Oyuki.
Josephine Kaleebi explained that they are a faith-based NGO whose major motive is to help people that are affected and infected by/with HIV/AIDs through a holistic approach, while caring for the body, mind and soul of the victims. She said that the organization purely depends on funding from various awards and projects, such as from USAID, CDC and Stephen Louis funded projects. She expressed that the organization is open to more partnerships with the Rotary club.
Reach Out Mbuya focuses on disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development which are part of Rotary’s 7 areas of focus.
Written by CP Marvin Igoma