Working together, we get more done

Members of Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact join community health workers in a cleaning up an impoverished neighborhood near Naivasha, Kenya.

Members of Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact join community health workers in cleaning up an impoverished community near Naivasha, Kenya.

By Joe Kamau, service project chair for the Rotary Club of Naivasha, Kenya

My Rotary club recently completed a very successful Rotary At Work Day in January where we cleaned up a poor community near Naivasha, Kenya.

This activity was truly a collaborative and inter-generational effort, bringing together members of the Interact Club of Trinity Mission School, the Rotaract Club of Naivasha, members of Rotary, friends, community health workers, and local government officials.

In total, more than 300 volunteers turned up for the activity, which went on for six hours. The slum has over 200,000 people. Due to the poverty level, the rate of infection from preventable disease is quite high in this neighborhood.

Our club, through our president, Juanitta Ndila, promised to donate dust bins to the community. In April, Rotaractors from the Naivasha club in partnership with the Rotary Club of Naivasha and health workers will host a free medical camp in their community. Collectively, we work together to have a bigger impact. Isn’t Rotary great!

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