This Saturday, 8th October 2011, as we start the 2nd Quarter of the Rotary Year, members, guests and friends of The Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central will be traveling down to Embu where the first round of the A Girl A K A Year project will see 260 girls at the Jomo Kenyatta Home for the Physically Disabled get a year’s supply of sanitary towels in a pack which also comes with 4 underpants and a Reproductive Health Information pamphlet.
Jomo Kenyatta Home for Physically Handicapped Children opened its doors for the first intake way back in 1974. The home was named Jomo Kenyatta home since the founding father of the nation Mzee Jomo Kenyatta came to see the home and donated sixty thousand shillings towards its completion. Being a brain child of Kenya Red Cross society it is the only such project under the Kenya Red Cross society. However after its inception it was entrusted to the community of Embu.
Last Rotary Year, RCNC managed to visit the home on two occasions the first one being a pre-visit where a Needs Assessment for the home was done and a proposal developed. The second visit was to give a Talk to the Youth of the home and also made a contribution at the Home’s Annual Fundraiser Dinner.
PROGRAM FOR THE DAY
7.00 a.m. Participants meet at Home Park Restaurant (formerly Green Corner)
7.30 a.m. Departure from Nairobi at Accra Road
10.30 a.m. Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Home for the Physically Challenged and Introductions.
10.45 a.m. Health Talk by Rtrs. Lucy Mwangi and Sylvia Mutua
11.10 a.m. Distribution of Sanitary Kit
11.40 a.m. Photo session
12.00 p.m. Tour of the home
1.00 p.m. Tea at Rtr. Sylvia Mutua’s home in Embu Town
2.30 p.m. Departure for Nyeri Town for Home Hospitality overnight fellowship at Rtr. Lucy Wanjau home where new members will be inducted into the club.
Sunday 9th October 2011 at 3.00 p.m. leave for Nairobi.
The charges are 2,000/= for club members and inductees and 2,500/= for non-members. Deadline for paying is on Wednesday the 5th of October 2011 to Lucy Wanjau 0751 110169 or Sylvia Mutua 0720 289784.
The RCNC Family will be welcoming on board 3 new members who have shown interest in joining the club and have over the past few months fulfilled the induction requirements and proved worthy fellows to join the club as Quality Rotaractors. Paul Ye Maingi, Andrea Njeri and Rispa Mwania will as on 9th October 2011 be the newest members of the club. We welcome them on board and hope they find the Rotaract Experience worthwhile.