G-1287

VTT Mobility and Management

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Swaziland

Location: Mbabane

Total Budget: $87,750

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health, Economic and community development



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Rotarians in Mbabane, Swaziland conducted a needs assessment and determined that there are 325 people in need of wheelchairs in the greater Mbabane area. The rugged terrain requires chairs that are long lasting, but even with the best quality chairs, repairs and upkeep will be necessary. The Rotary Club of Fort Worth and District 5790 have put together a Vocational Training Team to provide a sustainable program to repair wheelchairs and bicycles by training wheelchair users to do repairs and run their own business. The group will also be accompanied by Rotarian volunteers and citizen ambassadors to deliver wheelchairs to those in need, including special chairs for children. The VTT will begin remote training in April 2017 and the group will travel September 1-10, 2017 to build out the shop, do hands-on repair training, and distribute wheelchairs. Club members are raising funds to pay for wheelchairs and getting sponsors. The Global Grant will pay for the VTT to travel to Mbabane, purchase supplies and parts for the shop, and pay for the build out of the shop.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9400

Rotary Club of: Mbabane Mbuluzi

Primary Contact: Alyson Pollak

Email: executivedirector@rotaryfortworth.org

Primary International Partner

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Fort Worth

Primary Contact: Alyson Pollak

Email: executivedirector@rotaryfortworth.org

Project Status

Application Sent
This project is "Application Sent". This means the application has been sent to The Rotary Foundation, waiting to be approved.

Project listed for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1753728.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Fort Worth (5790)

12-Jan-17

$15,000

$7,500

$22,500

Fort Worth East (5790)

14-Mar-17

$3,000

$7,500

$10,500

Fort Worth (5790)

14-Mar-17

$7,500

$7,500

$15,000

Mbabane Mbuluzi (9400)

14-Mar-17

$3,000

-

$3,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$14,250

$22,500

$36,750

Total

$87,750

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%.

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History Log Entries

12-Jan-17

by Alyson Pollak

System Entry: Creation of project page.

14-Mar-17

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 with $7,500 DDF by Paul Geisel of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth East, District 5790.

14-Mar-17

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $7,500 with $7,500 DDF by Alyson Pollak of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth, District 5790.

14-Mar-17

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 by Caroline Sullivan of the Rotary Club of Mbabane Mbuluzi, District 9400.

14-Mar-17

System Entry

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

14-Mar-17

by Caroline Sullivan

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.

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