Clean Water, Health care, and food security for Ntalabany

Posted by RC Nkubu
By; Emily Kanana Murungi
Project profile: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Disease Prevention and Treatment, International Fellowship/Exchange
The main aim of this project was to provide accessible health care, improve health, clean water, and food security, reduce neonatal and maternal mortality and improve vaccination of children in the community of Ntalabany, ( a Maasai community).
Clean Water, Health care, and food security for Ntalabany RC Nkubu 2022-08-03 21:00:00Z 0

Innovative Fundraising via USSD Code *483*33#

Posted by RC Thika Road
Innovative Fundraising via USSD Code *483*33#
By; Rotary Club of Nairobi Thika Road, Kenya
Author: Martin Njeru
Project profile: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, Basic Literacy and Education, Fellowship/Club Affairs
The Rotary Club of Nairobi Thika Road has been famously known for Vasha Installations “Vasha” is a short form of the resort town of Naivasha some 89 Kilometres away from Nairobi.  . This year they celebrated their 5th Installation Ceremony and the 3rd in the town. RC Nairobi Thika Road is also known for its pioneering Digital Literacy Project at Garden Estate Primary school, with a student population of 700 pupils serving the residents of the Marurui, Thome, and Ruaraka lower segment neighbourhoods.
Innovative Fundraising via USSD Code *483*33# RC Thika Road 2022-08-03 21:00:00Z 0

Rehabilitation of street beggars

Posted by RC Nkubu
By Josephine Ojiambo
Project profile: Peace Building and Conflict Prevention, Disease Prevention and Treatment
Meet Christine Karambu, a 48-year-old woman who has been living in the streets of Nkubu town, Meru County for over seven years. She has been cooking, sleeping, and earning her livelihood from the streets, basically from seeking arms. Karambu was rescued by the Rotary Club (RC) of Nkubu, through the club’s Immediate past president Fr. Francis Gaciata supported by the current President Rtn. Jennifer Kathure in partnership with other Rotarians. A day after her rescue from the streets, she was placed in Shalom's home for a few days where she freshened up, slept well, and enjoyed a good meal.
Rehabilitation of street beggars RC Nkubu 2022-08-02 21:00:00Z 0

How to Manage District Committees using Club Runner

District 9212 committees promote and administer ongoing Rotary programs and/or specific district activities, projects, providing support and guidance to clubs. The District has a specific committee for each of the programs and activities offered. The Club Runner offers a platform to manage the committees from a communication and document repository.
How to Manage District Committees using Club Runner  District Innovation 2022-07-26 21:00:00Z 0

Acceptance Speech of our District Governor

Good afternoon my fellow Rotarians, families and guests. I begin with my gratitude to the Almighty for letting us come together physically after a two-year stall due to the covid pandemic.  My dear DG Alex, I congratulate you for a successful Rotary Year.  You really showered us with love and joy.  Blessings.
Acceptance Speech of our District Governor DG Azeb Asrat 2022-06-30 21:00:00Z 0 DG Message

How to Register for DCA 2023

Ready to experience Addis? 
We invite you to the warm hospitality, as Addis Ababa hosts the 98th District Conference and Assembly from 11th-14th May 2023. Join the immense Ethiopian beauty, culture and tradition coupled with the amenities Addis hosts waiting for you with open arms.
How to Register for DCA 2023 District Innovation 2022-06-28 21:00:00Z 0 Club Runner
A Partnership to Mend Children's Hearts District Communication Officer 2022-06-19 21:00:00Z 0 rotaryethiopia

Year In Review

Posted by DG Alex Nyaga on Jun 01, 2022
Year In Review
Happy New Month Rotarians and Happy Madaraka Day to all Kenyans!  June is designated as Rotary Fellowship Month where Rotarians are encouraged to participate in organized groups with those who share a common recreational interest or vocation. This month is also when the Rotary Internation Convention in Houston Texas USA is taking place, hot on the heels of our successful One Love District Conference in Diani last month. 
I was able to hand over leadership to our District's 2022/23 Governor, Azeb Asrat in the presence of Rotarians from our District and I am confident in her leadership to take our  District to greater heights.  This month will see similar transitions at our club level as members continue to conduct ceremonies to install their new presidents and board of directors.  The 2021/22 Rotary year is now coming to a close and I take this opportunity to acknowledge what we have accomplished this year.
Year In Review DG Alex Nyaga 2022-05-31 21:00:00Z 0 DG Desk,DG Message
Youth: Future of Rotary DG Alex Nyaga 2022-04-30 21:00:00Z 0 DG Desk,DG Message
DGE Asrat Hosts President Elects Training District Communication Officer 2022-04-29 21:00:00Z 0 DTTS,PETS,district9212
RAC Naivasha Receives First Ever Rotaract District Grant Rotaract Club of Naivasha 2022-04-29 21:00:00Z 0 rotaractclubofnaivasha,youthservice
Laptop Donation Boosts Digital Literacy in Kiambu County  RC Hurlingham 2022-04-29 21:00:00Z 0 digitalliteracy,rotaryclubofhurlingham
Tree Planting Birthday Celebration RC Hurlingham 2022-04-29 21:00:00Z 0 rotaryclubofhurlingham,treeplanting
Rotary Club of Karen Holds Free Dental Camp Rotary Club of Karen 2022-04-29 21:00:00Z 0 dentalcamp,rotaryclubofkaren
RC Hurlingham Donates Computers To Garissa School RC Hurlingham 2022-04-29 21:00:00Z 0 digitalliteracy,education,rotaryclubofhurlingham
Doing More For Maternal and Child Health DG Alex Nyaga 2022-03-31 21:00:00Z 0 DG Desk,DG Message
RC Thika Launch Maternity Ward in Muranga County RC Thika 2022-03-30 21:00:00Z 0
Medical Camp Treats 750 Residents of Kikuyu RC Kikuyu 2022-03-30 21:00:00Z 0
Special Letter From The District Governor  DG Alex Nyaga 2022-03-22 21:00:00Z 0 DG Desk
Changing Lives Through WASH DG Alex Nyaga 2022-02-28 21:00:00Z 0 DG Desk,DG Message
Coast Region Clubs Distribute PPEs RC Malindi 2022-02-27 21:00:00Z 0 rotaryclubofmalindi
Serve To Build Peace DG Alex Nyaga 2022-01-31 21:00:00Z 0 DG Desk,DG Message

One Love Thursday

Posted by District Newsletter Officer on Jan 31, 2022
Friends and family of Rotary,
Happy New Month and welcome to the month of Love!
One love being the District theme this year has never proved to be more relevant than now. These past two years courtesy of the advent of Covid-19, we have been taken through a whirlwind of nearly impossible to fathom experiences but through our resilience and zeal for life we have kept going.
One Love Thursday District Newsletter Officer 2022-01-30 21:00:00Z 0

Gachie Library-The Making of A Legacy Project

Posted by RC Gachie on Jan 31, 2022
Members of RC Gachie with DG Alex Nyaga during the painting project.
Written By Julliet Wairimu. Edited by Terry Obath
Gachie. The mention of this name is enough to conjure up feelings of fear and dread, as it is widely known to be the supposed den of dens, harboring Nairobi City’s worst armed robbers and notorious gangsters.
This claim to infamy is because at one time, a famous armed robber did indeed reside and raise his family here. His daring exploits were admired by some of the town’s youth and his loot was shared amongst them in nights of drunken pleasure, causing a few to choose the same route as a means to get rich quick.
Exterior view of the library
Gachie Library-The Making of A Legacy Project RC Gachie 2022-01-30 21:00:00Z 0 education,library,rotaryclubofgachie

RC Kirinyaga Renovates Special Unit Classrooms

Posted by RC Kirinyaga on Jan 31, 2022
By Rtn Cathrine Njiru
The Rotary Club of Kirinyaga has renovated the special unit classrooms at the Gakoigo primary School, a public day school in Kirinyaga Central sub-county. The projects which falls under the basic education and literacy area of focus sought to improve the learning environment of the learners with disability.
RC Kirinyaga Renovates Special Unit Classrooms RC Kirinyaga 2022-01-30 21:00:00Z 0 education,rotaryclubofkirinyaga

Hopeful Little Akaki

Posted by Rotary Ethiopia
By Rtn Milha Desta
I am taking you to the city of Addis Ababa founded in 1886 as Ethiopia’s capital. Its location was chosen by Empress Taytu Betul for the hot springs, abundant water resources and lush woodlands to serve as firewood. Now, more than a century later, a bustling capital city of nearly five million inhabitants, Addis Ababa suffers from water and electricity shortages. Addis draws its drinking water from the Gefersa and Legedadi reservoirs fed by rivers entering the city, as well as the Akaki well fields, supplied from the city’s groundwater. Hydropower plants dependent on rivers and other water bodies in the country generate 90% of the Ethiopia’s electricity. All of Addis’ rivers feed into Aba Samuel Lake and fuel hydropower generation. The outflow from there enters the much larger Awash River. One would be correct to assume rivers are vital for the city and every appropriate measure should be in place to protect and preserve water resources. In reality, Addis Ababa’s rivers are in dire straits.
Hopeful Little Akaki  Rotary Ethiopia 2022-01-30 21:00:00Z 0 adoptariver,peacebuilding,rotaryethiopia

Saving Lives; Medical Camp at Kikopey

From left, President Veronica Ndumbi, Projects Director Albashir Ahmed presenting donations to the Dispensary; a baby cot, a room heater and a mackintosh roll for the maternity ward to Mr. Meshack Wanjohi (Kikopey Dispensary In-charge) and Ms. Deborah Sirega (Gilgil Sub-County Lead-Health), President Elect Hilda Gikera.
By Rtn Thomas Njenga &  Jane Mwaura
Rotary Club of Hurlingham Nairobi Kenya in Partnership with Rotary Club of Alkmaar (Netherlands), Rotary Club of Bath (UK) and the County Government Nakuru constructed and commissioned the Kikopey Dispensary on the 14th April, 2017 to cater for the medical needs of the people in Kikopey area and its environs. Subsequently, on September 11th 2021, the club visited the dispensary for performance & needs assessment & identified a strong need for community outreach and sensitization. Thus, the idea of holding a medical camp was born, a day for the community and the surrounding area to receive medical services free of charge.
Saving Lives; Medical Camp at Kikopey RC Hurlingham 2022-01-30 21:00:00Z 0 medicalcamp,rotaryclubofhurlingham

RC Upperhill Spreads The Love To Girls in Kibera

Posted by RC Upperhill on Jan 30, 2022
By Betty Njuguna
RC Nairobi UpperHill recently donated ksh 500,000 worth of books to the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA). During a visit this past December, we were glad to solidify our association with KGSA, where our club has conducted several service projects so far.
We were able to supply the KGSA girls with school-based textbooks for their library that included the new curriculum textbooks, teachers’ manuals, storybooks, dictionaries, bibles, and atlas in partnership with Adhiambo & Okech Advocates LLP.
RC Upperhill Spreads The Love To Girls in Kibera RC Upperhill 2022-01-29 21:00:00Z 0 rotaryclubofupperhill

Getting Started with the Club Runner Mobile App

Posted by District Innovation Officer on Jan 02, 2022
During the Rotary Year 2021/22, District 9212 was embarking on digital transformation journey that would see the District digitize operations, digitize learning content, revamp public relations campaigns and create an e-commerce platform. The Club Runner platform is an enabling tool that allows the District to digitize engagement with Rotarians and Rotaractors both on Web and a Mobile application.
The ClubRunner Mobile App is available to all Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 9212. It will allow search and view your Member/District directory and Executives/Directors. Members can view the latest feed of stories from your District's Timeline list and read about upcoming Events and Speakers while keeping track of your Attendance statistics. The mobile application will keep you connected with your Club and District, even on the go.
Getting Started with the Club Runner Mobile App District Innovation Officer 2022-01-01 21:00:00Z 0 Club Runner
Embrace Your Highest Value  DG Alex Nyaga 2021-12-31 21:00:00Z 0 DG Desk,DG Message
Spread The Love DG Alex Nyaga 2021-11-30 21:00:00Z 0 DG Desk,DG Message
District Cancer Bikeathon Launch District Cancer Bikeathon 2021-11-29 21:00:00Z 0 cancerbikeathon
Helping Hand Gives Lifeline to Deep Sea Dwellers RC Nairobi Connect 2021-11-29 21:00:00Z 0 rotaryclubofnairobiconnect
New Classroom For Dilapidated School in Keringet RC Karengata 2021-11-29 21:00:00Z 0
Supporting Our Projects, One Hike at a Time  RC Ngong Hills 2021-11-29 21:00:00Z 0
RC Kwale Gives A New Face To Maendeleo Primary School RC Kwale 2021-11-29 21:00:00Z 0 education,rotaryclubofkwale
RC Utumishi Changes Lives With Prosthetic Hand Project RC Utumishi 2021-11-29 21:00:00Z 0
Fun In-Service; RC Kikuyu Marks World Interact Week   RC Kikuyu 2021-11-29 21:00:00Z 0

District 9212 Launches The Club Runner

Posted by District Innovation Officer on Nov 29, 2021
District 9212 has officially launched the Club Runner as part of its digital transformation journey. The site was launched during a live stream event held by the District Innovation team on 12th November 2021. The Club Runner platform is an enabling tool that allows the District to digitize engagement with Rotarians and Rotaractors. Here is a snippet of the event.
District 9212 Launches The Club Runner District Innovation Officer 2021-11-28 21:00:00Z 0 Club Runner
A Day of Golf: 8 Rotary Clubs Raise 1.2M for WASH Project RC Syokimau Cluster 2021-11-15 21:00:00Z 0 golfcharitytournament

Fighting Gender Based Violence Through Economic Empowerment

Posted by RC Nairobi Kilimani Alfajiri
By Rtn. PP Betty Wariari
In Rotary, the month of October reminded us to embrace women’s economic empowerment with the goal of transforming households, communities and nations. In the spirit of service above self, The Rotary Club of Nairobi Kilimani Alfajiri (RCNKA) believes in providing service to others, promoting integrity and advancing goodwill. As such, the club partnered with Mirror of Hope CBO in Kibra to empower 150 women during a session graced by Madam Kanze Dena Mararo, the Statehouse Spokesperson & Communication Secretary.
Fighting Gender Based Violence Through Economic Empowerment RC Nairobi Kilimani Alfajiri 2021-10-31 21:00:00Z 0 economic empowerment
Give To Change Lives DG Alex Nyaga 2021-10-31 21:00:00Z 0 DG Desk,DG Message
DG's Oct 2021 Message: Serve To Empower DG Alex Nyaga 2021-10-01 21:00:00Z 0 DG Desk,DG Message
Rotary Clubs Gear Up For Oct 15 Global Handwashing Day  WASH County Chair, Kenya 2021-09-30 21:00:00Z 0
Economic Empowerment: Adopt A Village District Communication Officer 2021-09-30 21:00:00Z 0 adopt a village,economic empowerment
Raising Cancer Awareness 2021-09-30 21:00:00Z 0

WWF-Kenya & Rotary Partnership Aims to Keep Kenya Breathing

WWF-Kenya & Rotary Partnership

The Rotary and WWF-Kenya partnership in District 9212 has kicked off with a series of recent meetings between representatives of both parties. The Chairman of the Rotary/WWF-Kenya partnership, Past Assistant Governor James Mwaura, of the Rotary Club of Nairobi-South, and PDG Joe Otin led talks with senior leaders of WWF-Kenya Joyce Isiaho and Nancy Githaiga, the Head of Fundraising and the Conservation Director respectively.

WWF-Kenya & Rotary Partnership Aims to Keep Kenya Breathing 2021-07-07 21:00:00Z 0

Focus on the quality of your membership.

All Rotaractors are young adults, but all young adults aren’t Rotaractors. Why not?

In recent days, concerns of members shying away from responsibilities or watching a few members tirelessly engage in all the activities of a club, leading to burning out is no more news. This isn’t a sustainable practice of engaging our members for the long run besides we become responsible for ruining the chance of bringing a Rotarian out of those dedicated Rotaractors.

Focus on the quality of your membership. 2021-07-07 21:00:00Z 0

Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic

An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

Rotary’s Response to the 1918 Flu Pandemic 2021-06-03 21:00:00Z 0

First Club in Philippines Opens Door to Rotary in Asia

In early 1919, Rotarian Roger Pinneo of Seattle, Washington, USA, traveled to the Philippines to try to organize a Rotary club in Manila. Leon J. Lambert, a Manila business leader helped Pinneo establish the club. Several months later, on 1 June 1919, the Rotary Club of Manila was chartered and became the first Rotary club in Asia.

The club would be the only one in the country for more than 12 years. Eventually, Manila club members organized Rotary clubs in the Philippine cities of Cebu (1932) and Iloilo (1933). Iloilo club members then started a club in Bacolod (1937), and Rotary continued to expand across the country.

First Club in Philippines Opens Door to Rotary in Asia 2021-06-03 21:00:00Z 0

Rotary at the start of the United Nations

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 


Rotary at the start of the United Nations 2021-06-03 21:00:00Z 0

Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

Young Inventor Eco-Friendly Bricks Come Full Circle 2021-06-03 21:00:00Z 0