G-1198

30,000 Dictionary Project

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Nigeria

Location: Lagos/Ogun States

Total Budget: $58,500

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy



English is the official, unifying and business language in Nigeria.

Most secondary/high school students in public schools do not have a dictionary, the reference manual for building words. We propose a Global Grant Project to deliver 30,000 Dictionaries to Secondary Schools children in public schools located in Communities that will be served by six rotary clubs in District 9110, Nigeria. The project will support poor students in mastering the language to secure greater opportunities.

Rotary Club of Victoria Garden City, Lagos, District 9110, Nigeria has implemented a similar project on a smaller scale for about seven years and has considerable experience doing it. The proposed plan seeks to extend this service to more students involving more clubs in more communities in the District.

Six local clubs in our District would collaborate with our International Partner(s) in the planning and execution of this project; each delivering 5000 dictionaries to students in schools in its respective communities. Other associated activities for this project will include an English Vocabulary Competition amongst the students and a special English Language Training program for teachers in participating schools.

DictionaryProject.Org, our dictionary supplier, is supporting this project with 3,000 free copies. This has reduced our project costs by US$4,500.

Our sustainability consideration will include support from other organizations in the community and the RC VGC time tested Dictionary Support Collection at every club meeting.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9110

Rotary Club of: Victoria Garden City

Primary Contact: Babatunde Sowobi

Email: sowobi@rclmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 6110

Rotary Club of: Sand Springs

Primary Contact: Stephanie Theban

Email: stheban@riggsabney.com

Project Status

Need $24,854
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Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Victoria Garden City (9110)

7-Aug-16

$1,000

$5,000

$6,000

Sand Springs (6110)

9-Aug-16

$1,000

-

$1,000

Abijo, Ibeju-Lekki (9110)

9-Aug-16

$1,000

-

$1,000

Amuwo (9110)

9-Aug-16

$1,000

-

$1,000

Okota (9110)

9-Aug-16

$1,000

-

$1,000

Sagamu Central (9110)

9-Aug-16

$1,000

-

$1,000

Ota (9110)

9-Aug-16

$1,000

-

$1,000

Sand Springs (6110)

12-Aug-16

$480

-

$480

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$24,854

-

$24,854

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$16,167

$5,000

$21,166

Total

$58,500

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents


[7-Aug-16]
Draft MOU


[7-Aug-16]
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History Log Entries

7-Aug-16

by Babatunde Sowobi

System Entry: Creation of project page.

9-Aug-16

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Stephanie Theban of the Rotary Club of Sand Springs, District 6110.

9-Aug-16

by Babatunde Sowobi

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Olubusayo Ojo of the Rotary Club of Abijo, Ibeju-Lekki, District 9110.

9-Aug-16

by Babatunde Sowobi

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Aniekan Etienette of the Rotary Club of Amuwo, District 9110.

9-Aug-16

by Babatunde Sowobi

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Kamal Opoola of the Rotary Club of Okota, District 9110.

9-Aug-16

by Babatunde Sowobi

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Tunde Adeshina of the Rotary Club of Ota, District 9110.

9-Aug-16

by Babatunde Sowobi

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Sunday Oyeyemi of the Rotary Club of Sagamu Central, District 9110.

9-Aug-16

by Babatunde Sowobi

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by Tunde Adesina of the Rotary Club of Ota, District 9110.

12-Aug-16

by Stephanie Theban

System Entry: Pledge of $480 by Stephanie Theban of the Rotary Club of Sand Springs, District 6110.

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