Posted by Maria Muzaaki on Dec 06, 2018
At 18 months, Donald Trump should have completed his immunisation schedule, but unfortunately this was not possible. His mother did not have a clear explanation though as to why her son - she proudly named Donald Trump had not received his measles vaccine. After giving Donald his polio vaccine, the medical worker, then proceeds to inject his left upper arm. We expected Donald to wail in tears, but he takes his injection in silence, almost stone faced. We are all amazed at his demeanour, his mother inclusive. A few minutes later, he proudly walks away with his mother, without shedding a single tear- which got me thinking –what’s in a name!
Donald Trump immunised at Katoogo village    Maria Muzaaki 2018-12-05 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 06, 2018
The 2018 Rotary International UN Day, the first ever to be held on the African continent was held in Nairobi on 10 November 2018 at the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON). With the theme, Youth Innovation: Crafting Solutions to Emerging Challenges, the event focused on how technology can be used for humanitarian good. The objective was to recognize six Rotary People of Action: Young Innovators from around the world who have crafted solutions to longstanding humanitarian issues.  With over 1000 participants, 50% of them were youth under 35 who attended the discussions about Innovations, environment and new partnerships. Six youth were honored as people of action including D9211’s Barbra Akello from the Rotaract Club of Naguru and Paul Mushasho for Rotaract Club of Nakivaale.   Last year the Rotary UN Day was held in Geneva, a first out of New York. This year we were humbled as the event came to Africa, Nairobi - Kenya.
Rotary International UN day comes to Africa  2018-12-05 21:00:00Z 0
The 3rd annual Rotary Zanzibar & Fumba Town Golf Day was held again at Zanzibar’s only golf course at Sea Cliff Resort & Spa on the 29TH of September 2018. The event was a huge success, raising $18,000 to support Makunduchi Hospital.
Rotary Zanzibar & Fumba Town Golf Day 2018  Sjani Muggenburg 2018-12-05 21:00:00Z 0
The World’s Greatest Meal (WGM) is a global annual fundraising signature event with the aim of raising funds to eradicate polio throughout the World. The event was   initiated by Rotarian Sussane Rea, a Past President of Rotary Club of Cairns Sunrise Australia who happened to be the guest of honor at the first WGM event organized in Uganda by the Rotary Club of Kampala Nsambya in 2015.
RC Nsambya 4th World’s Greatest Meal raises US$7000 for the Rotary Foundation  Godfrey Musisi 2018-12-05 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fred Mubiru on Dec 06, 2018
What began as a dinner after the Rotary convention in Atlanta Georgia culminated into the community of Mpererwe benefiting from a $54,000 Global grant. One evening after the day’s proceedings of  the Rotary convention in June 2017, delegates from the Rotary club of Annapolis, Maryland USA and those from Kololo Kampala settled for dinner to regurgitate over a project the two clubs executed under GG 2574 in 2012. After a few discussions, it was agreed that we embark on a grant of Disease treatment and prevention as well as Child and maternal care.  Since the Rotary club of Kololo has been associated with the hospital for now over 26 years, it was easy to make a choice about which hospital to team up with.
St. Stephen’s hospital Mpererwe benefits from GG 1863665  Fred Mubiru 2018-12-05 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Esther Mwambu on Dec 06, 2018
Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to Rotary International. The Rotary club of Kampala South has held periodic Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD) in various communities in a bid to provide health services in underserved communities. Our Kikandwa village project has provided infrastructure and medical access to the community through these health camps.  
Bridging the health gap in Kikandwa community Esther Mwambu 2018-12-05 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Catherine Njuguna on Dec 03, 2018


December is here and we are standing at the edge of the old year looking forward to ushering a new one. It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating a new year and making lots of plans and goals. I don’t know about you but many of my goals are still on paper, yet to be achieved. Fortunately, the other day I read somewhere, the goals in themselves are not the only measure of success but also the process and the journey and the lessons learnt along the way. So even if you have not achieved all that you set out to but have learned and grown in the year, then you can still celebrate that. 

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Posted by Flavia Serugo on Dec 03, 2018

Born in 1946 in Seoul, Korea, as the youngest of 6 children, Rotarian Young Kimaro’s brief stint as a child actress on TV came to a stop when she left for U.K. with her parents. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland graduate school among other qualifications. She joined the World Bank in 1972 where she enjoyed a long and successful career spanning from strategizing development assistance, education projects, to moderating quality review panels for the Bank’s operations, until her retirement in 2001. She then relocated to Tanzania with her family. Today, she devotes her time to community development for Mwika Development Trust Fund (MWIDEFU) as a Rotarian. She shared her story with our Wave correspondents, Flavia Serugo, the Wave Editor, Uganda. 

Young Kimaro: The global citizen changing lives in Mwika Flavia Serugo 2018-12-02 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharmila Bhatt on Dec 03, 2018

We are ushering in the festive season of Christmas and thank you for sharing the wonderful gifts of your projects that you are doing for your communities as clubs. No wrapping paper was required.

The best gift I believe is “when people come together and make memories” and memories is what I will have in abundance for this year.

DG’S Message - December 2018 Sharmila Bhatt 2018-12-02 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 04, 2018
As the District Governor continues with her visits to Rotary clubs, the Interact Club of St Kiizito High school Namugongo were very humbled to host the DG on Thursday, 20th September 2018. Upon her arrival, she toured the club projects which included smart Agriculture, fish farming, mushroom growing, waste management and brickets - modern charcoal and was impressed with the club’s involvement in economic and community development initiatives. 
Interactors of St Kizito host DG Sharmila Bhatt 2018-11-03 21:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 04, 2018

Akwang village is a rural area in Agago district, 400 kilometers north from Kampala. It is among the few districts without an active Rotary club yet the Rotary brand is very alive   through the actions of the District Award winners 2015/2016- Interact Club of Akwang Hill SS. The Club with a membership of 114 is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kampala Naalya. 


Akwang hill interactors lighting up rotary in the north 2018-11-03 21:00:00Z 0
Breast Cancer Awareness Quiz, October 2018 Catherine Njuguna 2018-11-02 21:00:00Z 0

For women breasts are the epitome of femininity and for many breast cancer survivors who have had their breasts amputated, their confidence as women is knocked off too.

Crochet Without Borders in Tanzania, which brings together knitting and crocheting enthusiasts has been producing soft knitted prosthetics breasts for cancer survivors who’ve under gone a mastectomy.

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Posted by Sarah Bakehena on Nov 03, 2018
The “Polio End Game” is an initiative of Rotary International to build awareness and advocacy towards eradication of Polio worldwide. In Uganda the initiative was launched by the country polio plus committee on 13th October 2018 at Kawaala Health Center III. The event was organized with support from KCCA and other partners including World Health Organization. A number of stakeholders who attended the event included: Rotarians, Local Government Officials, councilors, Medical officers, and mothers among others. 
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Posted by Flavia Serugo on Nov 01, 2018

In this month’s wave, our inspiration comes from Robert Tuhamire from Uganda, who did not just survive Polio, he thrived.  Despite his disabilities, he beat the odds, getting a degree with support from well-wishers and today he has a successful career, various enterprises, a lovely wife and three beautiful children. He is also giving back to community and is a Past President of the Rotaract Club of Makerere University Business School (MUBS). Our Wave editor for Uganda, Flavia Serugo caught up with him to share with us this moving story. 

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Disabled by Polio but not defeated Flavia Serugo 2018-10-31 21:00:00Z 0 Newsletter,The Wave,d9211
Posted on Nov 01, 2018
Way back in October 2013, 75 sailors boarded MV Amani for the maiden boat cruise organised annually by the Rotary Club of Kampala South. The purpose then was simply to raise funds to run club projects. Through the years the popularity of the #IndependenceBoatCruise has grown a hundred-fold from the 75 sailors in 2013 to 829 this year.  The fundraising has also leaped from Shs. 4,387,300 to about 36,000,000 
Independence Boat Cruise 2018 – Sailing for a worthy cause 2018-10-31 21:00:00Z 0
Third Rotary Zanzibar & Fumba Town Golf fundraiser for Makunduchi hospital  2018-10-31 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharmila Bhatt on Nov 01, 2018

The month of November is the month that Rotary International dedicates to the programs and activities of the Rotary Foundation and this gives us a wonderful opportunity to focus our attention on the many great things that our foundation delivers to our district and the world. The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

DG’S Message - November 2018 Sharmila Bhatt 2018-10-31 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Catherine Njuguna on Nov 01, 2018


It’s our great pleasure to reconnect with you again and share stories of what has been happening in the district and beyond. 

This month, we are celebrating the Rotary Foundation. If Rotarians are the lifeblood of Rotary, then the Foundation is the heart, beating steadily and strong, enabling Rotarians from all around the world to alleviate suffering and make the world a better place through community service. This November, how will you celebrate the Foundation? Share with us your stories and we will feature them in the next edition. 

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The Rotary Club of Bahari’s annual golf tournament was held on 29 September  to raise funds for the club’s prosthetic limbs project at Peoples Empowerment Foundation. The project’s aim is to to empower the disabled in the community by  providing them with artificial limbs.  The event which attracted over 100 golfers raised USD17,250
Bahari club golf raises funds for prosthetic limbs project   2018-10-31 21:00:00Z 0
For women breasts are the epitome of femininity and for many breast cancer survivors who have had their breasts amputated, their confidence as women is knocked off too.
Crochet Without Boarders in Tanzania, which brings together knitting and crocheting enthusiasts has been producing soft knitted prosthetics breasts for cancer survivors who’ve under gone a mastectomy.
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In commemoration of World Polio Day which is observed every year on 24 October, the Rotary family in Arusha came together to organize a walk to raise awareness about the fight to eradicate the disease and fundraise towards this important cause. The Rotary Clubs of Arusha and Arusha Mt. Meru and Rotaract Clubs of St. Jude and of Arusha City worked together to organize the event - secure sponsorship, publicize the event and volunteer on the day. It was a wonderful example of all the members of one global family working together in the name of Rotary for our biggest cause.

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On Sunday 28 October 2018, the Rotary Club of Arusha Mt. Meru (RCAMM) , (RCAMM) held a Blood Donation Camp at the Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital in Arusha from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is part of the club’s regular effort to boost the regional blood bank, which is currently short of blood. The last blood camp organized by RCAMM was held in February 2018, and the funds are raised entirely from member contributions in either cash or kind. 

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Chennai Rotarians extend friendship to visit District 9211 Nuwa Nnyanzi 2018-10-01 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Catherine Njuguna on Oct 01, 2018

Betty Sonda studied Civil Engineering at the St. Joseph University College of Engineering & Technology in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Her inability to get a job after graduating led her down the entrepreneurship and innovation path. 

She is addressing an important and yet often overlooked challenge in menstrual hygiene issues, the disposal of female hygiene towels which are often made up of non-degradable materials.

Betty Sonda: Pioneering local biodegradable sanitary pads in Tanzania Catherine Njuguna 2018-09-30 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharmila Bhatt on Oct 01, 2018

My journey so far has taken me to 69 Rotary clubs, many Rotaract, Interact clubs and project visits which has made me richer in understanding the work of Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors the Rotary family in our district. Rotarians in clubs I visited had one common desire and that is to provide service to communities which is the very reason of our existence as Rotary clubs.

DG’S Message - October 2018 Sharmila Bhatt 2018-09-30 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Catherine Njuguna on Sep 03, 2018


October is dedicated to Economic and Community Development. Recently Rotary simplified the themes and so, Economic and Community Development is simply Growing local economies. October is also important as World Polio Day is commemorated this month, on 24th October. As Rotary, we make use of the day to celebrate our achievements and to remind the world that we are ‘this close’ to eradicating the disease from the face of the earth and ask for more support. 

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Posted by Flavia Serugo on Sep 03, 2018

Over 30,000 participants both young and old took part in the 7th edition of the Rotary Cancer run held on 26th August 2018 that took place in Kampala and other 30 towns across the country.  In Kampala, the Chief Rumer and Government Chief whip Hon Ruth Nankabirwa flagged off the race which had categories of 21killometres, followed by 10 and 5 kilometers runners. 

Other notable guests included the Vice President of Uganda Rotarian Edward Sekandi, Rotary District 9211 Governor Sharmila Bhatt, Rotary District and country officials as well as many Corporate organizations. A net total of about Shs 770m was raised.


Cancer Run 2018 United Together Against Cancer Flavia Serugo 2018-09-02 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by sarah on Sep 02, 2018
The Polio Plus Committee held a meeting to brief the polio officers about their role in the “End Polio Campaign” on 11th August 2018 at Shanghai Restaurant in Kampala, Uganda. It was attended by members of the Polio Plus Committee, various Polio officers from different clubs, officials from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Ministry of Health and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
Polio plus committee holds meeting for club officers  sarah 2018-09-01 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Young Kimaro on Sep 02, 2018

Rotarian Faye Cran has lived in Tanzania for over 60 years where she started a chicken business from scratch that today processes over 50,000 chickens a week, earning her the name Mama kuku. 

In addition to her passion for chicken business, Mama Kuku was passionate about growing Rotary. In 2008/9, during her term as the Rotary country chair, Tanzania, she saw a total of 22 Rotary clubs formed and over 550 new members inducted - a record for the contry! Mama kuku is also one of the only two Arch Klumpf Society members in the district.

Rtn Young Kimaro, from RC Mwika and the country membership chair for Tanzania, interviewed Faye to get an insight on how she achieved this and the lessons learned.

Faye Cran ‘Mama kuku’ Champion of Rotary Growth in Tanzania Young Kimaro 2018-09-01 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Denis Jjuuko on Aug 05, 2018

A few months ago, a friend had his father diagnosed with prostate cancer and they had to fly him to India for treatment. As he ran around for the visa at the Indian High Commission in Kampala, he realized that there were about 100 people everyday submitting papers for medical visas.

"I am RUNNING FOR UGANDA" Denis Jjuuko 2018-08-04 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jackee Budesta Batenda on Aug 05, 2018

In this month’s series of inspiring Rotarians, we feature Paul Mushaho, founding member of the Rotaract Club of Nakivale established in a refugee settlement in Uganda to serve the refugee community. Paul is a refugee himself, forced to flee his country and family due to war and start a new life in the refugee camp in Uganda. Wave writer, Jackee Budesta Batanda,  brings us his story. 

RTR Paul Mushaho: Bringing hope to the refugeecommunity at Nakivale, Uganda Jackee Budesta Batenda 2018-08-04 21:00:00Z 0

By Neema Rubaba, Rotaract Club of Kairuki.

It was a beautiful Saturday morning of June 23rd 2018 though it had started all chilly and rainy scaring us.  But thank God it didn’t last too long and soon the sun was out, shining brightly from a clear blue sky and we had it was a jolly, colorful and event. We, volunteers and the organizers of the first ever Rotary Goat Races, The Rotary Club of Oysterbay, arrived early, listened attentively listening to our instructions for the day. 

WAKANDA GOAT ARE YOU? WAKANDA EXPERIENCE DID YOU HAVE? My day at the Rotary goat races  2018-07-07 21:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ben Waira

On Saturday 9th June 2018, members of the Rotary Mariners of East Africa – Uganda Fleet, affiliated to the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR) visited an informal group - the Buhadyo and Mikombe Mariners Group in Butaleja, Eastern Uganda on the invitation by the group to find out about its developments since inception in 2015.

The initial objective was to improve on the safety and transportation on the water body connecting Butalejja to Kibuku District. It takes more than an hour to cross over, wading through the water hyacinth, on make-shift trunks (boats) that are curved out of long tree branches. These small “boats” carry up to five people if there is cargo/luggage (cattle and bicycles). The transportation system is also a challenge for school going children, so it’s the teachers who cross over to go to teach.

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Grace Nanyonga Mugisha was born on 8th October 1984 to the Late Anna Maria Nakisozi and Joseph Kazibwe . She is the second child out of seven and grew up in the outskirts of Banda Kireka. Orphaned at the age of twelve, Grace was left with the responsibility of taking care of her siblings after relatives sold off their property. To fend for the family, she did roast maize and later used the capital to start selling chicken on a sigiri (Local Stove) which earned her a name Chicken by her peers. She has travelled all over the world telling her story and motivating youth and women in entrepreneurship. Currently She is a Rotarian and Inspirational President of the Rotary Club of Mukono Central

The Wave magazine reporter reached out to Grace and below are excerpts of the Interview.

MEET THE INSPIRATIONAL PRESIDENT GRACE NYANYONGA Smoking her way up! Flavia Serugo 2018-07-04 21:00:00Z 0
Commemorating the World Refugee day with Rotaract at Nakivale refugee camp 2018-06-20 21:00:00Z 0
EASTERN AFRICA ROTARY PROJECTS FOR FUNDING Geoffrey Haabaasa 2018-06-19 21:00:00Z 0

My Family of Rotary: The Rotary Year 2017-2018 ends on June 30, 2017. This is my last monthly message as your District Governor. As I said in my May message, I had an amazing journey as your District Governor. My Rotary wheel has come full circle at the District level. I am now going to be a Past District Governor.

On the Rotary calendar, June is Rotary Fellowships Month. Fellowship is a great theme this month as each leader plans to pass their responsibility to the new leadership. I wish our incoming leaders 2018-2019 the very best. As we plan to start the new year, it is important that we reflect on our Rotary journey during the Rotary year 2017-2018. If you failed to give support, it is now time to reflect on why you joined Rotary. Rotarians are supposed to be fully committed to helping others in addition to having fun, but most important Rotarians should make a difference.

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