Engaging with Rotary Club of Wuse Central to Change Lives. Rotary’s 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million members serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects. The most successful and sustainable

Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:
• Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
• Disease prevention and treatment
• Water and sanitation
• Maternal and child health
• Basic education and literacy
• Economic and community development.

Rotary Club of Wuse Central continues to roll the wheel in several directions putting smiles on faces and bringing succor to the needy. We intend to however focus on the following area’s and see your financial support in these regards

PROPOSED STAR PROJECT 2016-2017

“SAVE OUR SIGHTS”

Beneficiaries: Kpaduma/Gosa/Kpegyi/GuidaKubwa/Lugbe — School Children/Community

Projects:

  • Cataract
  • Macular degeneration (Ageing)
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Under-corrected refractive errors (Short-sightedness, etc.)

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PROJECT TEAM

NAME  PHONE EMAIL
Rot. Fonahanmi IDRIS +234-803-320-6558 fonahanmi.idris@gmail.com
Rot. Dan HASSAN +234-803-304-6172 madanhassan@yahoo.com
Rot. Ayo OYEDOKUN +234-802-224-1686 ayo_oyedokun@yahoo.com

PAST PROJECTS

  1. ROTARY 4 WAY TEST PROJECT INITIATIVES

We want to link you with people around Abuja FCT, Nigeria and the world to USE the 4-Way Test to make a difference in their communities.

The 4-Way Test is a template for successful problem solving.

Herbert J. Taylor, author of the 4-Way Test, started the Association in 1959 to promote the Test’s use in communities around the world.  Much of this growth was, and is, spearheaded by Rotarians.  Today, the Test sits on the desks of millions of business and professional leaders around the world.
We want to promote  ‘THE 4 WAY TEST…24 words that can CHANGE your life!’ in the streets, in the offices, at the entrance of national monuments, National Assembly, Bill boards, Schools, Judiciary, Executive Government presence.

This would be by Emblems, Sculptures, Wooden erections, concrete erections etc.

  1. TUITION FEE PAYMENT FOR INDIGENT STUDENTS

The Rotary Club of Wuse-Central has in the last 2 Rotary years awarded scholarships to supported between 10 to 20 students who cannot afford to pay their school and exam fees. Through these scholarships we have in little ways impacted positively on the drop-out rate of students in some schools in our locality.

We would like to start a program when we adopt a child and sponsor from primary school to Secondary school. This would be instituted in the clubs year project and the student would be known and would not be randomly selected.

The cost of sponsoring a child per year in public school which includes feeding and running expenses for parents would be an average of N75,000 pa per student. We want to maintain a substantial number of 10 students being sponsored under this grant program.

  1. PRISON DECONGESTION INITIATIVE-FREE LEGAL SERVICES AT KUJE & SULEJA PRISONS.

It is no longer news that Nigerians prisons are congested and one of the reasons identified for the ugly situation is the slow pace of the criminal justice system in the country.

It all begins with the arrest of a suspect by the police and if for the first 24 hours the suspect does not have access to a lawyer, it just might be another long and torturous road to jail. In the absence of a lawyer to bail him within 24 hours, the suspect might be remanded in the custody of the police from where the case is transferred to court if he is fortunate. If not, he may just be transferred to prison and be on awaiting trial list for as long as 10 years or even more.

One body saddled with the responsibility of stepping in to ensure that people are not detained unnecessarily without trial and also to ensure that frivolous cases are settled without going to court is the Legal Aid Council (LAC). But sadly, the council does not have adequate manpower to meet the demands of the responsibilities that have been placed on its shoulders, the Council currently has only 280 lawyers in the 36 states of the Federation which is grossly inadequate.

One of the means of ensuring that the criminal justice system in Nigeria moves faster, Rotary Club of Wuse Central is working to engage more Rotarian lawyers on pro Bono basis so that even the poorest in the society could have access to justice when their rights are trampled upon.

“Justice is not only for the rich, but you find out that many people are not able to follow matters that concern them to a logical conclusion because of one reason or the other. It will be very difficult for someone that cannot afford three square meals a day to hire a legal counsel and begin to follow up a case in court. Many times they just resign themselves to fate.

Rotary Club of Wuse Central is working to reverse that trend and ensure that the rights of citizens are protected no matter their financial standing in the society and that is where the Pro bono legal services come in”. We are targeting Suleja Prisons in Niger State and Kuje Maximum prison in Abuja FCT

  1. STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN CAMPAIGN IN ABUJA FCT

Every day, millions of women and girls across the world are beaten and abused. Many are harmed in their homes by members of their family or community. Others are raped or harassed by the very security forces that are meant to protect them. Some victims of gender-based violence are employed outside their homes, some are not. Some are rich, some are poor. Some are literate, some are not. They are mothers, daughters, sisters, friends. They have only one thing in common: they are female, and they are abused because of it

We intend to use massive Advocacy campaign and awareness in Abuja.  Advocacy refers to a process, initiated by citizens or groups of citizens, such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to bring about change.

Two broad types of advocacy can be distinguished: individual advocacy and systems change advocacy.  Individual advocacy focuses on changing the situation for an individual and protecting her rights.  Systems advocacy refers to efforts to change policy and practice at the local, national or international level, to change the situation for groups of individuals who share similar problems.  While systems advocacy works to improve the system to the benefit of individuals, it is a long-term approach to problem solving requiring sustained effort.  This section of the website discusses advocacy tools for systems change.

All effective advocacy strategies will aim to affect change at various levels- including increasing community awareness of the issue, influencing law and policy making and improving the government response to violence against women.

Our club intends to promote this project within the next Rotary Year

DISTRICT GRANT

  1. HEALTH EDUCATION AND MALARIA CAMPAIGNS

Locations:

Guida, Jikwoyi, Mpape, Kpaduma and selected community in Kubwa Area; FCT, Abuja.

Background:

Poor life-style and hygienic practices still remain a significant factor in the health indexes of Nigerian dwelling in the crowded suburbs of major cities. Conducting graphic public enlightenment campaigns still hold good potential for facilitating behavior change in such environments. The campaigns would also be used as an opportunity to distribute insecticide treated bed-nets to pregnant women and under-five children in the selected communities. The bed-nets are a key component of the control strategy for malaria in Nigeria.

Description:

The Club would work with the local health department to undertake the public rallies which would be done in the 4 selected communities. Rotary branded T-shirts, face caps and educational posters in the local languages would be produced and distributed across the community. Local motorbike and tricycle riders (which are the common form of transport) would be mobilized to generate awareness in the community. During the preparatory period, moralities would be devised to identify pregnant women and under-five children who would be issued coupons to be redeemed with bed-nets during the rallies. Number of people to be reached would depend on the total nets acquired; which would in turn influence the detailed modalities for distribution.

Estimated Project Cost:

Campaigns at an estimated $ 1, 000 per each of 4 communities

King sized Insecticide Treated Bed-nets at estimated $ 100 each (to cover up to 2-4 persons)

Total nets to be purchased and distributed would depend on available funding.

Direct material support to the project also represents a funding alternative.

GLOBAL GRANT

  1. EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL & EDUCATIONAL GRANT

Background:

The Rotary Club of Wuse-Central has in the last 2 Rotary years awarded scholarships to supported between 10 to 20 students who cannot afford to pay their school and exam fees. Through these scholarships we have in little ways impacted positively on the drop-out rate of students in some schools in our locality. In addition, we plan this year to support a local high school library.

Project Description:

Based on interactions with the school authorities particularly the social welfare unit; the Club is able to identify financially handicap students that have above average academic records. Club representatives visit the students home to verify their living condition and present them with a simply application format. Based on funding, between 10 to 20 the students most in need are awarded the scholarship which covers; school fees (tuition), some books and payment for all statuary exams. Preference is given to those in the more senior classes.

This year we plan to support a public high school library, the Model Secondary School Abuja. We intend to equip a library in Model Secondary School, Abuja. Equipment would include library shelves, lockers, reading tables and chairs and two (2) computer units with printers.

Estimated Projected Cost:
Scholarship per student per annum is $185

Estimate cost of equipping library is $10, 000

  1. CLINIC FOR VANTAGE TEEN CENTRE, BWARI, ABUJA
  2. INTERVENTION IN DSSI SCHOOL, WUSE ZONE 3, ABUJA FCT
  3. INTEGRATED SOLAR COOKING SYSTEM/SOLAR COOKERS

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PROJECT TEAM

NAME  PHONE EMAIL
 Rot. Fonahanmi IDRIS +234-803-320-6558 fonahanmi.idris@gmail.com
Rot. Dan HASSAN +234-803-304-6172 madanhassan@yahoo.com
Rot. Ayo OYEDOKUN +234-802-224-1686 ayo_oyedokun@yahoo.com