Our own member Chris Rose is well known for the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism and his international development work. Chris introduced the school project our club was involved in, located in Burma Valley, Zimbabwe (Mutare). The school was operated by the Anglican church and there is now little to no funding available for teachers or equipment. It was overcrowded, and teachers were using buckets as chairs while students sat on the floors. Learning materials were outdated. Rotary helped purchase tables and desks made in Mutare ($4300), books ($4,000) and enhancements to the ECD building. Funds from our Rotary (raised at Chefs in the City) were matched by the Rotary Foundation, and $100 was contributed by the Rotary Club of Mutare (covers for books). The school reports that the new furniture and supplies have increased students' grades.
 
 
 
 
The next Family Dinner is Wednesday, March 15. Please contact Christopher or Geoff if you can help, especially with cleanup!
 
Luky's report
 
Our inbound exchange student Luky has had some health issues this week (including pinkeye). But he's getting the best marks in English class at school.
 
Rotary West Fundraiser - a reminder of Rotary West's St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser March 11.
 
Wrap-up
  • Devon gave the Happy Bucks pot to Luky for his upcoming bus trip.
  • Reminder: Luky is with us for only three more months! Please invite him on an outing while there is still time.