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Two Global Grant Projects approved by TRF
Two Global Grant Projects initiated from Rotary Clubs in Bangalore, India has been approved by the Foundation.
The first project has to do with providing 7 Dialysis Machines to Bangalore Kidney Foundation at Rangadore hospital in Bangalore India. The Total Project cost is roughly $65000.00. Our club donated $ 8000.00. Global Grants have an international flavor by design. The host club in Bangalore where the project is getting executed approached our club in the Fall of 2021 and after due diligence by the Board agreed to be the international partner for the Project...
Along similar lines, the second project is referred to as the Avoidable Blindness Program. Diabetic patients are vulnerable to becoming blind if no screeing is done in the initial stages. This project entails setting up 6 Diabetic Retinopathy centres in Bangalore, India which are attached to local hospitals where patients can avail this facility free of cost. Total cost is around $40,000.00. Our Club contributed $2000.00 after formal Board approvals.
Major portion of those contributions came from the foundation managed by SA, a member of our club(www.paramahamsatrust.org)..
Following is the list of organizations/individuals who contributed to the two projects:
- Dr.T. Viswanath, Girija Viswanath, Nephrologists, MI
- Nimit Patel, President, Hydraulics Manifold, CB, OH
- Ricardo Gonzalez,COO, Diversified Industries, NJ
- Parul Kohli, Director Operations, Diversified Industries,NJ
- Jackie Daley Thompson, President, Beacon Converters, NJ
- Baskar Kotte, President, QSE, Atlanta
- Elissa Santos, Vice President, Atlantic Precision, NJ
- Billy Gaddam, Director Operations, Aerospace Manufacturing, NJ
- John Reilley,CFO,Pariser Industries, Paterson, NJ
Earlier in 2021, our Club participated in another project that successfully concluded setting up a Global Grant Neonatal Clinic at the Taluka Hospital in Mundgod, Karnataka, India. The total project is worth $36000 to help fund a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The entire project team consisting of the host club in Mundgod, Karnataka (India), International Partners - Lionville (Central Chester County) and our Club worked through the details and with help from Rotary international, the funding was finally approved. Our club donated $2,100.00
Other service opportunities in India are in the works and potential projects will be submitted to the District by the end of March '2022
Noel Sperry has been leading the effort to maintain the Rotary Recognition Garden in Williamson Park in Morrisville. Anyone interested in helping should contact Noel.
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