International Work Working In Africa Combining Hands For Mubende

Combining Hands for Mubende Our 3H grant project

A large group of children and Rotary members outside Rwabagabo school waving their hands

We are currently working on the largest international project ever undertaken by Abingdon Vesper. Drawing on our experiences from other international projects throughout Africa, our plan is to provide "healthy and effective homes in sustainable communities".

Rather than focus on short term aid, our aim is to provide support for sustainable development that enhances the education, health and general quality of life in ten communities within the Mubende area. We will be doing this in partnership with the Rotary Club of Mubende, Kulika and ten local Rotary Community Corps, each of each will oversee the work in their local community.

There are six key elements of the project:

The total cost will be some £150,000. Under the 3H (Health, Hunger and Humanity) Grant initiative of the Rotary Foundation, 90% funding is available and we have submitted a grant application which is currently being considered by the Foundation. The balance of the money will be raised by an international partnership of Rotary clubs comprising Abingdon Vesper, Breda from Netherlands, Roma di Castelli and Carignano from Italy, and Antibes Antipolis from France.

Rotary Foundation are now reviewing the application and inspectors are shortly to visit the planned project on site in Uganda. A final decision will be taken in March/April 2009.