NOTE
Please check with the project contact to get the latest info on these opportunities. 
Additional info and new opportunities will be added as they become available....  
 
 
This SITE page is designed to provide Rotary Clubs in District 5580 with the chance to review active or upcoming projects and to evaluate opportunities for potentially participating in the projects financially or as volunteer workers.  This could be especially helpful to smaller clubs who may not be able to do a large project on its own, but by "partnering," a project could be funded, staffed, and successfully completed.
 
Here are some partnering opportunities that deal with The Rotary Foundation's 6 Areas of Focus.
 
 
Current Opportunities:
(reference files at left side of page for supplemental info on projects)
 
Uganda School Building, proposed WCS grant, application to be submitted 9/2020
Posted: Aug 2020
Contact:  Scott Nyegaard, Bemidji Sunrise
The project is building a preschool/elementary school in the Mbale district of Uganda.  Hands of Action Uganda is the agency we are partnering with, and they started a school about 8 years ago that was mud and sticks.  They now have over 800 children attending in elementary through high school.  Last year we built a new high school as otherwise youth would be expected to be done educationally.  The government of Uganda is requiring us to build long term school buildings as the mud huts are overcrowded and in disrepair.  This 30k (total budget) project would build the new school.  
Bemidji Sunrise is looking for partnering clubs to help us raise 15k, to obtain a 15k match from the District.  Scott would gladly speak at any club and share more details.  (also see ppt at left)
This would not be a hands on service opportunity based on time and Covid travel restrictions.  Scott's contact details~
218-556-0984
 
Camaroon school textbooks and sanitary facility construction
Posted:  Jan 2020
Contact:  Keith Brokke,  FMAM club
looking for funding partners for Global Grant in conjunction with Kumbo Rotary club, Chris Idirisu
Project needs are approx $14,000 for textbooks and $39,000 for construction of Sanitary Toilets in 6 Primary Schools
more info to come... 
 
Garde Saline, Haiti School Construction Project   
Posted: Jan 2020     (Approved by Grant Committee, Project #20.4.17)
Contact: Central Lakes Rotary,    (Rick Bricker or Bob McLean)
Still an opportunity for funding partners for World Community Service project 
Project involves construction of 6 classrooms for school
more info to come 
 
Add Classrooms and Kitchen to School, Tonata Village, Guatemala
 
Potential WCS  (Approved by Grants Committee)
Posted:  August 2019
Contact:   Tom Newberger, FMAM club
Description:  build school in Guatemala  Note: This Project may be delayed until 2021-22 or later
looking for funding partners and *potential opportunity for hands on participation 
 
Wilderness Discovery Centre, Thunder Bay, Ont
Posted:  Aug 2020    (Approved by Grants Committee project 21.1.06)
Contact(s):  Bob Hookham, TB Fort William club  ;     Louise Dupuis, Nipigon club
Description:  Ongoing opportunity for funding and also potential hands on work at site (see link blow)
 
 
Implemented and Partially Completed/In-Progress Projects:
Construct Medical Clinic, Sumala Village, Bolivia
Application submitted for WCS Grant (Approved by Grants Committee, In Progress)
Posted:  August 2019
Contact:  Stacey Ackerman, Moorhead club
Description:  provide Health Care facility near Icla, Bolivia, in conjunction with Mano-a-Mano; 
May be possibility for participants to visit Bolivia site(s)?  (Funding is Complete and Project is in progress, but slowed due to CoVid issues)
 
Add Classrooms to school, Turbala Village (Zacualpa), Guatemala
Potential WCS  (project approved by Grant Committee;  Completed March 2020)
Posted:  August 2019
Contact:   Tom Newberger, FMAM club
Description:  build school in Guatemala in February/March 2020; 
 
 
Indigenous Women Group Prenatal Care TrainingApproved, Fully Funded, and in Progress
Global Grant number:  GG1980712
Posted:  December 2018
Contact:   Alicia Helion, FMAM club