eClub of Uganda Global held a joint installation ceremony for the presidents of the Rotary and Rotaract clubs on 28 June 2022. It was a hybrid affair with two physical events – one in Toronto, Canada, and one in Kampala, Uganda – and rotarians attending virtually from all over the world.
On Wednesday 22nd June 2022, Rtn Tom Otwom Obace, Rtn Enid Namirembe, and Rtn Shamilah Nabiyiki met with the staff of Kawuku Parents Primary School, led by the head teacher, Mr David Mwenyi, at the school premises. The meeting was held to develop a strategic plan on how to actively participate and involve all stakeholders on the DEAR DAY, which will be held on 1st July 2022.
D.E.A.R. stands for “Drop Everything And Read” so on this day, everyone in schools and/or community organizations across Uganda shall put down whatever they are doing and engages in reading in an effort to promote reading culture.
The Rotary E-Club of Uganda shall donate reading materials to learners and guide the learners on the best reading practices. This shall be done in partnership with Help Africa.
The staff were very excited about it and have pledged to start preparing the pupils for the D DAY. The Rotarians encouraged the staff to immediately invite and involve the surrounding communities so that the event is communally owned. Community involvement will help to make this a memorable day for the school, and most especially, for the pupils.
The Rotary eClub of Uganda Global held its 1st Medical Camp on 30th April, 2022 at Abba Kindergarten Masajja village, Sabagabo sub-county, Makindye Wakiso district. The team comprised 27 Health Workers and 11 Rotarians and Rotaractors.
At the medical camp, over 700 people were attended to.
- 58 had ultrasound scans
- 72 had Tooth Extractions
- 75 bought spectacles
- 200 had various laboratory tests
- 86 received COVID vaccinations
Eye problems was the biggest health challenge among both children and adults. The Paediatricians on the team were overwhelmed by the high numbers of eye allergies among children, which could be attributed to dust in the area.
The Optician was overwhelmed by the need for spectacles and more had to be delivered to the camp. The team found many people with High Blood Pressure which was not known. Some of them had very high pressure, a time bomb for Stroke. The medical team was able to help them. The medical team also found some complicated health cases which they appropriately referred.
Many people kept asking when the medical team would return to the area.
It was gratifying to see how this one-day medical camp was able to make a contribution to the lives of the community.