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.
This project is "Approved". This means the application has been approved by The Rotary Foundation, and the project is ready for implementation.
Project listed for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.
The TRF Grant application number is #1753728.
Existing Contributions Towards This Project
Fort Worth (5790)
Fort Worth East (5790)
Fort Worth (5790)
Mbabane Mbuluzi (9400)
Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation
DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.
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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