Bukoto Community Education Program
The Rotary Club of Bukoto is located within the municipal area of Kampala, the capitol of Uganda. Neighboring in the small village of Mulimira, residents are challenged by a lack of access to all types of human resources and services. Since 2007, Bukoto Rotary has been providing health and education services to their neighbors.
This project is part of a larger overall effort to lower rates of malaria cases. Specifically, the grant program has the intention of preventing malaria. Malaria Partners International granted $5,000 which was matched by the Gates Foundation for a total of $10,000.
This includes providing insecticide treated bed nets and education of pregnant mothers on receiving treatment for malaria.
Malaria Partners International (MPI) is funding the training of Village Health Teams, similar to Community Health Workers. This training was provided by the Ministry of Health and local clinic health care professionals. In addition, funding from MPI is going towards community education on prevention of malaria by keeping the environment clear of mosquito breeding spaces. The community was given a mega microphone to assist them in community training and environmental clearing events.
The Rotary Club of Bukoto, in line with their long-term relationship with Mulimila, participated in clearing away areas that had standing water and decomposing vegetation for mosquito breeding.
The relationship the Rotary Club of Bukoto has built with this community is essential to its success.
Community work is tough and requires a lot of sacrifices. To voluntarily serve members of your community day and night without pay is perhaps the highest form of sacrifice. But this is what community health workers have committed to do every day. Determined to eliminate the deadliest killer of infants and adults alike, our community-based volunteers are resolved and determined to play their part. In all our years of service, perhaps no one personifies sacrifice like Elias Banda. We met Elias Banda on June 4th, 2022.
From the 12th to the 14th of May, Rotary District 9214 held its 97th District Conference in Arusha. Over Six hundred participants were in attendance. Rotarians, Rotaractors, interactors and guests had a chance to discuss and vote on important District matters.
Laughter, dancing and singing was the mood in Bulosi village during the MPU/RC Busia visit to Busime Malaria Project on Saturday 28th May 2022. Funded by a small grant from MPI, RC Busia has since received 1,500 mosquito nets from Youth Environment Services and UGX 1,000,000 from Equity bank, Busia branch. According to the bank’s Credit Manager James Sekairi, “Giving to Rotary is no loss.”