Posted by Nuwa Nnyanzi on Oct 02, 2018

On September 01, 2018, a total of 31 guests from Chennai Rotary District 3232 in India arrived in Uganda for the Rotary Friendship Exchange program with District 9211 (Uganda and Tanzania). 

The group was in Uganda from 1st - 4th September 2018 lead by their District Governor Babu Peram. They visited various club projects to explore potential   partnerships and did some sight-seeing. They visited the source of River Nile at Jinja and attended a cultural performance at Ndere Cultural center before departing for Kenya and Tanzania.   At the end of their tour, some of the clubs signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with their Ugandan counterparts.  

The group was in Dar es Salaam 6th – 9th September 2018 and was led by Past President Ravi Raman. Like in Uganda they visited projects run by various Rotary clubs including the construction of a modern hospital facility at the Community Based Rehabilitation Centre Tanzania (CCBRT) being undertaken by all Rotary clubs in Dar es Salaam with funds raised from the annual Dar marathon. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support this initiative.  They also visited the street lighting project of Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam - Mlimani and school-shape up project of the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam – Mikocheni and did a one-day safari to Mikumi National Park.

“It was a memorable occasion and we all remain enthusiastic about the future,” noted the District Friendship Exchange Chair, Rotarian Jean Paul Fonkwa who was the team lead and guide for Tanzania. 

Rotarians from District 9211 and 9212 shall reciprocate the visit early next year.


By PP Nuwa Nyanzi
Rotary Club of Kampala West, Uganda