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The Rotary Club of Glenferrie's WASH Project in Sierra Leone has received a huge tick from The Rotary Foundation with the approval of a District International Grant amounting to $8,000 in support of the project. The Rotary Foundation funding will cover the cost of one complete 'Ventilated Improved Pit' (VIP) Latrine, the first of two toilet blocks to be built at the school.
The toilet design is based upon plans used in Kenya by New Zealand based not-for-profit Beyond Water Global, who have provided considerable assistance in the development of the project plans. In the course of of project development, Beyond Water's design has been substantially modified, with detailed input from PP Don Moore, a Consulting Engineer, and from engineers at Njala University in Bo, Sierra Leone. What a great way to start off Rotary Maternal and Child Health Month, and the new Rotary year!
The Sierra Leone project will provide two new toilet blocks, a source of clean fresh water and hygiene training to the more than 200 children and 10 staff at the Aladura Primary School in Buedu, Sierra Leone
The club's project to provide two gender specific toilet blocks and a supply of fresh water to the Aladura Primary School in Buedu, eastern Sierra Leone, is gathering pace, as the building designs are finalised and quotes are sought from local builders. The Rotary Club Of Glenferrie is partnering with the Rotary Club of Bo, Sierra Leone, and The Rotary Foundation, to deliver safe and hygienic toilets for the children and staff, and a hygiene (WASH) training program for the children.
Your club's committee, led by International Service Director Amelia Anderson, and comprising Isaiah Lahai, Paul Shekleton, Geoffrey Widmer and Richard Blakeman from the Rotary Club of Glenferrie, President Taplima Muana and President-elect Daniel Sama of the Rotary Club of Bo, Sierra Leone, and Tamba Lahai of the Aladura Primary School is close to commissioning work to start. At the last meeting of the Sierra Leone Taskforce, it was agreed that, when completed, the plaque below would be affixed to both buildings. Testimony to the friendship between our two communities.
The toilet blocks to be built at the Aladura Primary School are based on a design used by Beyond Water International in their work in Kenya
The Sierra Leone Project Taskforce agreed the above wording for plaques to be affixed to each toilet block when completed. A Rotary Club of Glenferrie Peacebuilding Project
The EndTrachoma project has been concluded with 60 toiletry kits being dispatched to Nganmarriyanga in the Northern Territory. Two weeks ago, members of the Community Group packed the toiletry kits into cotton bags that were provided by Ian Dobson. The kits were squeezed into postal boxes along with some small toys, and the total consignment weighed a shade under 80kg.
The kits will be distributed by the school to 5–10-year-old children with simple instructions about the importance of hygiene and its relevance to the transmission of the infectious eye disease, Trachoma. The generous donation and discounting of goods from a number of large retailers was gratifying.

Toiletries kits ready to be sent to
The club's stocks of the fabulous LightWalker walking sticks have now completely sold out, following a concerted sales effort by Glenferrie Rotarians. The generous gift bestowed by ex-Rotarian, the late Walter Glaser has raised almost $7,500, after expenses, all of which will go towards the clubs WASH project in Sierra Leone. The club received 519 of the walking sticks originally, 204 Telescopics and 315 Folding. Of these a total of 23 were written off, mainly due to battery leaks in the torches, 3 samples were given out as freebies and 493 were sold, of which 120 were sold at the Boroondara Farmers Market.
So many Glenferrie Rotarians chipped in to help sell LightWalker, through the Farmers Market, to friends, and into pharmacies and other retail outlets that it is not possible to name you all. A sincere thank you, however, for your superb efforts and endless goodwill, and hearty congratulations to you on your success. Sales through local Probus were highly successful when the walking sticks were demonstrated in person.
Big thanks to PP Jan Twite, Michael Hills, PP John Hudson and to Camberwell Probus member David Turner for your great work with Probus. Many customers came back for multiple repeat orders. A special thank you goes to sales champion extraordinaire Maria Pantling, who sold an extraordinary 236 LightWalker walking sticks, 200 of which went to pharmacy distributor Chempharm and 24 to Supply and Demand in Malvern Road, Hawthorn. Maria you are unbelievable! Thank you!
Future enquiries regarding LightWalker will be directed to Chempharm, based in Moorabbin, Ph. (03) 9553 5775. Walter was a member of the Rotary Club of Moorabbin. He would have been so pleased! Well done everyone, and thank you!
Club meetings
Glenferrie Rotary is a friendly club that meets on the second, fourth and fifth Tuesday evening of the month, at:
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong. 
6:30pm for 7:00pm
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