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Mercy Center Girl's School

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Kenya

Location: Nakuru

Total Budget: $42,350

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development


Please note that this project was submitted to the Rotary Foundation in March of 2016. I inquired as to current status in May and was told that I should have a reply shortly. Now the project is not showing on the Foundation website. I have no idea what happened but will get to the bottom of it. The website for the Foundation kept timing out while I was working on the grant so perhaps the edit deleted rather than updated the grant. I will resubmit ASAP as all parties are still interested in participating. I have continued the grant over for the 2016-17 Rotary year on the Global Grants website.(Rotarian LInda Royall).

The Mercy Center school for girls in Nakuru County, Lare, Kenya has been in existence for four years and during this short time they have achieved a rating of number being number 80 in over 2,000 private schools in Kenya. Considering the tremendous challenges the school faces, this is a great tribute to the intellectual quality of both the girls and those teaching them. We believe educating girls will make a great difference not only in Kenya but also in the world. Following are their needs:

1. Kitchen Cooking is now done over an open fire outdoors or in a hut when it is raining. The Ministry of Education in Kenya has given the school an extension on time to improve the required upgrade of the kitchen due to this Rotary grant being in process.The group in Kenya is now in the process of completing the building to house the kitchen and dining area Our proposal is to provide kitchen equipment; cooking/refrigeration, general equipment and utensils.

2. Dining Hall The girls currently eat outdoors sitting on the ground. When the weather is bad they have to eat in classrooms or hallways. Again, the Ministry will not close the school since the Rotary grant is in process. An adequate dining facility is being built and waiting for furnishing, food service and dining utensils to be funded by the grant per this proposal.

3. Housing The dormitories are very overcrowded with wall-to-wall beds. There are not enough toilets, sinks and showers for the number of girls living at the school. The Education Ministry has also cited the school for this issue.

Presently the school has approximately 320 students with a need to educate 350-400 girls in the 2015-16 school year. The Mercy Center Foundation is committed to facilitating the building and improvement of the structures required but cannot afford to furnish and outfit the kitchen, dining and dormitory facilites. The Education Ministry will allow the school to remain open as long as grants and plans are in process to make the needed improvements to the school.

We have made to contact with the The Great Rift Valley Rotary Club in Nakuru, Kenya, and they are willing and to help facilitate this project, as it is nearby in their county.

The Abilene Wednesday Club and the Southwest Club of Abilene are partnering on this grant, and each club has members who are hoping to go to Kenya for the facilitation for the project, including the writer of this grant.

The Reno Central Rotary Group has agreed to partner on this grant for $5,000 and their District (5190) has agreed to match their contribution with DDF of $5,000. Their International Service Committee Chairman would like to travel to Kenya to help with the delivery of the grant, and Reno Central Rotary member David Cumby, who located the grant on the matching grants website, has also indicated he would like to go. SO it appears we have a very viable participation from three districts and four clubs. Former District Governor Larry Petrash and several others in the District have also indicated a willingness to be involved on the ground.

Below are the prices of the fixtures needed:

Kitchen:

2 wood cooking stoves $ 5,000

1 King brand baking oven $ 2,000

1 Dough Mixture $ 1,200

1 Freezer - Commercial $ 1,500

4 Hot Pots $ 1,000

1 Refrigerator $1000

Subtotal $11,700 USD

Dining Hall:

70 Tables $ 5,250

450 Chairs $ 9,000

Subtotal $ 14,250 USD

Dorms:

90 Triple Decker Bunk Beds $14,400

Other:

Transport of materials to school $ 1,000

Rotary signage at school $ 300

GRANT TOTAL: $41,650.00 USD

FULL PROPOSAL WITH ALL MERCY CENTER AND PROJECT DETAILS ATTACHED UNDER DOCUMENTS

Primary Host Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Nakuru

Primary Contact: Vitalice Kahendah

Email: kahendah@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Abilene Wednesday

Primary Contact: Linda Royal

Email: lindaroyall@mac.com

Project Status

Approved
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 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1745193.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Nakuru (9212)

10-Aug-14

$100

-

$100

Abilene Wednesday (5790)

12-Jan-15

$2,500

$8,600

$11,100

Abilene Southwest (5790)

21-Jan-15

$2,500

-

$2,500

Reno Central (5190)

20-Oct-15

$5,000

$5,000

$10,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$5,050

$13,600

$18,650

Total

$42,350

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%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

6-Jul-14

System Entry

Creation of project page.

10-Aug-14

System Entry

Pledge of $1 by Rtn. Masila Ngula of the Rotary Club of Nakuru, District 9212.

12-Jan-15

System Entry

Pledge of $2,500 by Linda royall of the Rotary Club of Abilene Wednesday, District 5790.

21-Jan-15

System Entry

Pledge of $2,500 by David Christianson of the Rotary Club of Abilene Southwest, District 5790.

20-Oct-15

System Entry

Pledge of $5,000 with $5,000 DDF by Kathleen Robertson of the Rotary Club of Reno Central, District 5190.

20-Oct-15

System Entry

Pledge of $9,900 DDF by Linda Royall of the Rotary Club of Abilene Wednesday, District 5790.

20-Oct-15

System Entry

Project is now "Fully Pledged".

20-Oct-15

System Entry

Project reverted to "Published".

20-Oct-15

System Entry

Pledge of $8,600 by Linda Royall of the Rotary Club of Abilene Wednesday, District 5790.

27-Oct-15

System Entry

Pledge of $9,900 with $8,600 DDF by Linda Royall of the Rotary Club of Abilene Wednesday, District 5790.

27-Oct-15

System Entry

Project is now "Fully Pledged".

2-Mar-16

by Sharron Miles

Grant preparer, Linda Royal, wrote "The grant finalization is in process and we should finish it up this weekend. The club in Nakaru is appointing a committee this week so we can go to the next level. "

31-Jan-17

by Tim Surles

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

31-Jan-17

by Tim Surles

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.

2-Feb-17

by Tim Surles

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

6-Feb-17

by Nancy Smith

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

20-Feb-17

by Tim Surles

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

20-Feb-17

by Tim Surles

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.

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