Dear Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North Board and D6380 Rotarians:
I am sharing a nice note I received earlier today about great progress made on the Nepal Sanitation and Pond Rejuvenation Global Grant Project 1635112 that our club leads with RC Bungamati (near Kathmandu in Nepal) and RC Singapore.
The Bungamati Rotary Club has almost completed planned repairs and rebuilding of girls toilets in 3 schools damaged by the 2015 earthquake. A fourth school identified on our Grant project was beyond repair and was demolished, so the host Club has found another school in the area for upgrading sanitation amenities for girls. These are much needed for enhancing the literacy of females in a country like Nepal where trafficking of girls and women is rampant and often tragic.
RC Bungamati President Mrs Rajani Shrestha phoned me a couple of days ago to give a verbal update. I apologized to her for change in our site tour plans this early May (when they were so excited to host and had expected our presence) to inaugurate the newly repaired community pond. I am sorry for one reason or another, this hasn’t worked out...yet.
Do click on the TRF link below to see some description of the project and also photos of their progress.
I assured President Rajani we will surely bring an RCAAN team out to Nepal on September 15-23 (mark your calendars!) when RC Singapore also plans a larger tour of several other Global Grant projects they oversee.
Best regards,
Manish Mehta, Ph.D.
Chair of Project Dignity Committee &
Director of International Service at
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North (D6380), USA
Tel: +1-734-604-7989,
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