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   Tunisia - Gammarth

SOS Orphans Vehicle


This grant is for SOS Orphans of Tunisia, a social charity association that takes care of unsheltered children (orphans, abandoned or in danger) in Tunisia.

The grant budget will be used to acquire a perishable food transportation vehicule that would equally distribute the food that is received in the main SOS village of Gammarth to other less fortunate SOS villages throughout Tunisia. Specifically, providing fresh food to less fortunate orphans centers such as the one in Mahres and Siliana will tremendously enhance the quality of life of these centers, and will prevent waste of perishable food or children sickness.

The target date for vehicule acquisition is late April 2007.

Click here to see all the photos from the trip of some Torrey Pines Rotary Club members to Tunisia in October 2007.

Primary Host Partner in the Project Country

Club: Tunis Doyen

District: 9010

Primary Contact: Abdelkhalek 'Coco' Belhadj


Check all projects from: [District 9010] [Tunis Doyen Rotary Club] [Abdelkhalek 'Coco' Belhadj]

Primary International Partner Outside the Project Country

Club: Torrey Pines (La Jolla)

District: 5340

Primary Contact: Bernard Streiff


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

Proposed Financing

Primary Host Sponsor Rotary Club/District

Rotary Club of Tunis Doyen


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 2006-07 Rotary Year.

The Matching Grant application number from TRF is #61998.

The TRF Staff in charge of this grant is Katherine Stewart (

<3-Dec-06> System Entry
Creation of project page.

<13-Jan-07> System Entry
Grant paperwork sent to The Rotary Foundation.

<13-Jan-07> by Brennan Pate
Marge Cole will sign DRFC section when she returns from D9200 doing an RVSG. Instructions as such were indicated on application.

<28-Feb-07> by Brennan Pate
Application that contains D5340 DRFC signature was resubmitted to Jennifer Berg.

<6-Mar-07> by Philippe Lamoise
Responded to inquiry from Jennifer Berg asking for additional information on the partners participation, and signature for DDF.

<8-May-07> System Entry
Grant approved by The Rotary Foundation.

<13-Jun-07> by Philippe Lamoise
Signed agreement from Torrey Pines sent to TRF.

<22-Jun-07> by Philippe Lamoise
$4,000 contribution from Torrey Pines sent to TRF.

<20-Sep-07> by Philippe Lamoise
TRF has received all the funds, but is missing the signed agreement and bank account information form from Tunisia to receive the money.

<14-Nov-07> by Philippe Lamoise
TRF is requesting a name change for the bank account in Tunisia.

<27-Nov-07> by Philippe Lamoise
Katherine Stewart confirmed that the modified payment information had been received and the project has been forwarded for payment, with a rush on it.

<4-Feb-08> by Philippe Lamoise
Tunis RC confirmed that the money has been received and the vehicle is being purchased.

<20-Oct-08> by Philippe Lamoise
Final Report sent to TRF.

<2-Nov-08> by Philippe Lamoise
Sent final report again to TRF, with updated signature as requested.

<4-Nov-08> by Susan Thorning
Katherine Stewart emailed that all requirements had now been fulfilled and the Foundation will mark the file closed.

<4-Nov-08> System Entry
Grant status changed to "Completed".