Posted by Catherine Njuguna on Sep 03, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE

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. 

A major highlight for the District this month was the neat sum of awards we swept at the Rotary Institute for Zone 20A held 11- 15 September 2018 in Lagos Nigeria. Congratulations to all of us but more so to the leadership under Past District Governor, Ken Mughisha. I'm that sure we all took some pride in these achievements. 

We were also privileged to host two groups of visiting Rotarians under Rotary friendship exchange - a group from Chennai, India and from the United States. Friendship exchange is one way of the ways Rotary promotes goodwill and international understanding and builds better friendships. We have more details on this as well. 

Monthly periods were once a taboo subject spoken about only in hushed tones and in the process women and girls suffered silently. Things are much better now, and many efforts are underway to ensure women and girls have access to affordable sanitary towels. But the disposal of these sanitary towels, pose a major challenge. Our inspiring feature of the month,  Rotaractor Betty Sonda from the Rotaract club of Young Professionals is exploring bio-degradable sanitary pads to address this challenge. What are great idea. For her efforts she won a third place at  this year’s Tanzania Digital Entrepreneurship challenge

As usual, we also bring you news from around the district and photos from visits by our District Governor. We also have a surprise quiz based on the content of this Month’s wave. We will award the first three correct entrees. Will it be you?  

Happy reading! -> rotaryd9211.org/page/newsletter

 

The Wave Team

Catherine, Flavia and Eric