The Rotary Club of Bedford Funded these Projects in 2021-2022:
 
Matching Disaster Relief Fund up til April 15
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Sleep In Heavenly Peace ( bed delivery)
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Friendly Waters (Kenya)

We were able to raise $4,675 for Friendly Water, including a district match, funds from our club’s foundation and individual contributions. This was enough to build 3 water catchment basins. We chose to build them all at the Namanja Primary School. This was a priority because half of the students and staff at the school, which serves 950 students, were spending half of their school days going to fetch water. This was necessary as the bore holes, from which they obtain water, run dry. Soon they will be able to spend all day learning.

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Zanmi Beni is a facility on the outskirts of Port of Prince Haiti. Initially, children discarded by families because of HIV, Cerebral Palsy, and developmental disabilities, were all housed in a room at the National Hospital. But when a major earthquake his Port of Prince in 2010 the hospital had to vacate the children to make room for critical care patients. “Operation Blessing” and “Partners in Health” were asked for their help in relocating the children. An abandoned estate was purchased just outside Port of Prince and repairs and renovations to the facilities were started to make it habitable for the children. Zanmi Beni (which translates to Blessed Friends) is not an orphanage, it is the permanent home for the children that are living there. Initially 48 children were relocated to the facility, but that number has swelled to 64 children. About half the children are disabled (suffering from HIV, Cerebral Palsy, and a variety of developmental disabilities). The children are living at the facility which they named Zanmi Beni Children’s Home where they can live in a peaceful, safe, and caring environment amid the chaos going on all around them. Love, affection, and physical therapy are administered to each and every child by the 150 care givers (teachers, and physical therapists) as necessary. All the children were practically infants when the facility was opened and now range in ages from 3 to their mid-20s.

About 30 of the children attend public schools, but in Haiti but there are no programs/facilities for children with learning or physical disabilities making it practically impossible for them to receive a good education. The results of test scores revealed the obvious; the children were significantly underachieving. A detailed study was undertaken to determine the root cause of the problem. The results were that the children were fighting their own physical and mental disabilities as well as having no place to study.

The decision was made to build an educational facility at Zanmi Beni. A Haitian Architectural firm donated their talents to design the educational facility which was completed in 2020. The Northborough Rotary Club is undertaking to raise the money needed to outfit the facility with basic essentials and there are plans to add computers and solar panels for a reliable clean power source in the future.


 

Girl Scout Gold Award (Map to Health)

 Anisha Aggarwal needed to buy software for her Girl Scout Gold Award to map Lowell.  She also need help in printing the trifolds to give out.  

 

Bedford Bicycle day (Bike Helmets)

Back to school in-person

 

Light Up Bedford (Bike Lights)

 Holiday lighting near fire station

 

Pollinator Garden Project

Monarch milkweed give away at Trunk and Treat

Winter sow expenses

 

Shoes for Clubfoot, phase 1n (Kenya)

RAG4foot World Disability Club 

 

Support for Bedford High School All-Night Graduation Party