Thursday, March 12, 2015

Naijas Invade Rotary Club of Nairobi East

Last week the Rotary Club of Nairbi East was privileged to host The Rotary Club of Maryland from the Rotary Club of Maryland in Nigeria.  RTN Kehinde Bello a Consultant Project Manager and a Certified Engineer), RTN Bola Oyebade presently the Founder and Principal Partner of BO Consulting a Management, RTN Adewale Sanni  A professional in the Aviation industry and RTN George Ikpekhia currently works with Emirates Airlines as the Station Manager at Lagos graced as by visiting some of the projects we are doing in Nairobi.

Boosting our efforts geared to preventing martenal and child mortality. The Rotary Club of Maryland in partnership with Rotary Club of Nairobi East donated mosquito nets to expectant and new mothersat the Korogocho Centre Clinic, Nairobi. The mosquito nets are part of an aftercare package given to mothers who deliver at the facility. The clinic has been adopted by Rotary Nairobi East
President Elect Nana Wanjau, Rotarians from Rotary Club of Maryland and the
New Mothers at Korogocho Center Clinic

Rotarian Bola Ayebade from Nigeria with President Nana with donating a mosquito net
to a new mother. 

President Elect Nana Wanjau with a new mother at Korogocho Center Clinc

President Elect Nana Wanjau being briefed on the state of the Korogocho Center Clinic.


Monday, January 19, 2015

How we inducted 12 Rotarians at a go (Rotary 101)

The journey towards being a Rotarian needs commitment and passion to giving back to the community. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back. Over a meal or coffee, or even online. Last year President Elect Nana Wanjau was able to induct 12 members at a go. "How did she do it?" most people asked. Over time people have thought of Rotary as a club for people who aren't "fun". This however, is not true. The Rotary Club of Nairobi East has changed this perception. By introducing systems such as an accountability buddy to shifting communication to Whatsapp, the Rotary club of Nairobi East has been coined "The Coolest Club" by its members and speared headed by the President Elect.

Events were posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and the members and friends got to comment and share with friends. This initiated a move by the President Elect Nana Wanjau and the team to have a Rotary 101 class where they took interested parties to learn more about the club.

President Elect Nana Wanjau introducing the 12 Rotariansshe inducted at a go.
The 12 Rotarians inducted by President Nana Wanjau at Parklands Sports Club.

President Elect Nana Wanjau speaking on how to become a Rotarain
during the Rotary 101 class.
The interested people who attended the Rotary 101 class to learn more about
Rotary and how to become a Rotarian.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Visit to Enkereyian Primary School - Kajiado

The name Kajiado is derived from the Maasai word ‘Orkejuado’ which means ‘the long river’ in reference to a seasonal river that flows west of Kajiado town. If you have been to this town then definitely you must have an idea of how humid it could get when it gets to noon.

This weekend we made a visit to Enkereyian Primary School as the Rotary Club of Nairobi East to oversee the progress of the water project coined the Rotary Safe Water Schools project aimed at supplying clean water to communities in arid areas.

The 56km drive from Nairobi CBD was full of excitement and the happy faces of the children who welcomed us were pleasant. We learnt a few things about their culture and got a mini tour of the scale, which I must say sits on a huge open field used majorly for games.

We actively engage in activities with one agenda, raise funds to end Polio globally.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kilima Mbogo Climb - #RotaryKilimanjaro2015

A 9-kilometer hike up a rocky hill is not a task for the faint hearted. Kilima Mbogo is what they call it in Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park, 72 Kilometers from the Nairobi Central Business District. Geared to our Kilimanjaro Climb in January 2015, we faced this terrain this weekend with other Rotarians to test our endurance and also bring the club members socially together.

We all made it to the top of the hill with in 2 hours and had a chance to take photos and have a brief picnic session under the famous “majic tree”. We had two minor injuries resulting from a leg and hand sprain respectively. The area is said to have buffalos that come to graze in the area, unfortunately we didn’t come across any.

The atmosphere at the top was cool and windy, something you will not experience in the city, however when we were going up the hill the sun was already up and it drained most of our energy. It is advisable to go climbing early in the morning before the sun comes up. We laughed, shared stories and jokes about the climb and kept on encouraging those who remained behind to keep up with the team. After an all day “work out”, we closed the day by having some Nyama Choma in a near by local restaurant.

Why are engaging in this activities? As Rotary, we are committed to end Polio globally by engaging in activities to raise funds. We are this close to ending Polio.