Mexico - Tijuana

Handicapped Equipment


This project is a project of Serving Hands International

To offer a better quality of life for persons with disabilities and family members by offering a specialized attention with specialized personnel and facilities.

This grant will purchase the equipment for the Snoozly area, Playground, and Ball Pool.

This project will benefit over 120,000 families in Tijuana, Tecate, Rosarito and Ensenada, that have at least one family member with a disability.

The Rotary Club of Tijuana Independencia and Torrey Pines have been working closely with the DIF staff to determine how they can help in this critical situation. They have met many times and put together this application.

See on the right the press conference where we gave the $50,000 check to the wife of the Governor of Baja California.

See pictures of the new hospital before receiving the equipment, in Sep 2005. Outside view is on the left. The room on the right is the room that will receive the equipment.


See pictures of the equipment that we purchased.

Site visit after the equipment was purchased, Nov 2006.

Primary Host Partner in the Project Country

Club: Tijuana Independencia

District: 4100

Primary Contact: Manuel Felix Obezo


Check all projects from: [District 4100] [Tijuana Independencia Rotary Club] [Manuel Felix Obezo]

Primary International Partner Outside the Project Country

Club: Torrey Pines (La Jolla)

District: 5340

Primary Contact: Philippe Lamoise


Check all projects from: [District 5340] [Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Club] [Philippe Lamoise]

Proposed Financing

Primary Host Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Tijuana Independencia


Primary International Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Torrey Pines (La Jolla)


District 5340 DDF


Amount requested from the Rotary Foundation




Status and Progress Information


This project is completed. Project listed for the 2004-05 Rotary Year.

The Matching Grant application number from TRF is #57367.

The TRF Staff in charge of this grant is Mireya Dominguez (

Sent to TRF on Dec 2, 2004.

Came back because of a missing report.

Sent again to TRF on March 14, 2005 with the missing report.

Lela Hutchinson acknowledged receipt of the email on March 16, 2005.

<9-Sep-05> by Philippe Lamoise
Signed agreement, Torrey Pines contribution, and bank account payment information was sent to The Rotary Foundation.

<31-Oct-05> by Philippe Lamoise
Spoke to Kem Miller on the phone and he confirmed that the $26,000 contribution from Torrey Pines has been recorded. Still missing the $2,000 from Tijuana Independencia.

<5-Jan-06> by Philippe Lamoise
Email sent to Mireya Dominguez to explain the Rotarian participation on this project. This should be the last requirement to have the payment processed.

<5-Jan-06> by Philippe Lamoise
Payment is being processed by TRF. Funds should be received in 2-4 weeks.

<9-Mar-06> by Philippe Lamoise
Payment has been received in the Torrey Pines account.

<20-Dec-06> by Philippe Lamoise
Final report sent to TRF.

<27-Dec-06> System Entry
Grant status changed to "Completed".