District: 9130 soon to become District 9125 from 1st July 2009
RI Zone: 10
State/Prov: Fed. Cap. Territory
Language Preference: English
Membership as at April 2009: 31
Council of Past Presidents: Peter Adelakun (Late) Chatter President, Sarah Sanda (phf), Chidi Onuogu (phf), Emeka Emeh, Lawrence Okwor (phf), Ja’afaru Igbodaga (Benefactor), Okwuonye Uche (phf), Henry Akhile (phf) Incoming President 2009/2010 Florence Ohale (phf).
Brief History of the Club
Amidst the affluence of city life, the poor are always with us. In support of the policy against destitution, Rotary Club of Wuse Central has periodically provided support to the needy from the donation of Food, Clothes, Basic Medication & Shelter for Orphanages and a Leprosarium, to providing potable water for rural villages.The Club also Hosts a Special Road Safety Marshal Unit, which conducts road Safety Awareness campaigns in our city which has extremely high rate of fatal Traffic Accidents.
ROTARACT CLUB OF UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA
INTERACT CLUB OF GOVT SEC. SCHOOL WUSE; ABUJA
INTERACT CLUB OF GOVT SEC. SCHOOL, TUDUN WADA, ABUJA
ROTARY CLUB OF GWARINPA (PROVISIONAL) Chatter Certificate on the way.
SOME AWARDS RECEIVED INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
District Award For Best Centennial Community Project (2004-05).
Rotary International Recognition for Contributions to Rotary Foundation ( 2006-07)
Rotary International Presidential Citation: Lead The Way (2006-07)
DISTRICT AWARD: 1st Club to meet Financial Obligation in the District (2006-07)
Past Presidents and District Officers in the Club have consistently received multiple Club and District Awards.
Rotary Foundation Citation for support to the Foundation
MAJOR PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY THE CLUB:
HEALTH: Partnering with the Government owned General Hospital, Wuse-Abuja, the RC of Wuse-Central maintains a Drug Cabinet in the Pharmacy which is regularly stocked to provide medications for very poor (chronically ill) patients who cannot afford it.
- Over time the Club’s focus on health has been the creation of awareness & support for the management of heart disease, sickle cell anaemia and care of Infectious Diseases.
- Mentoring Young Adults: Every year, club members encourage, adopt and mentor youths in secondary schools to make the right choice in selecting their life’s vocations
This is achieved through Career Talks, Debates on Topical Issues, Donation of Books to School Libraries & organization of skill oriented competitions especially in the arts & sciences
- Reaching the POOR: The Club identified this orphanage and Shelter in the suburb of Abuja and built a HOSTEL, complete with BEDS and SANITARY FACILITIES, the property was fenced for security and two toilets and two baths built. PROJECT COST: N4.2million ($32,558)
SOURCE OF FUNDS: Club Members
PROJECT YEAR: 2003-2005
AWARD WON: Best Club Project (District 9130)
ANAWIM HOME FOR THE POOREST OF THE POOR:
§ Gate House
§ 2 Toilets
§ 2 Baths
§ 1 Borehole
§ SOURCE OF FUND: Club Members
§ PROJECT YEAR: 2003-2005
2nd Water BORE HOLE PROJECT: The Project was executed with contributions from “The Friends of Anawin” from Maryland USA, and commissioned by the two GSE Team Leaders Linda Baldwin (RC Wisconsin) & Irving Toliver on May 15th 2007.
- THE KAPWA WATER PROJECT: The Rotary Club of Wuse-Central provided a multipoint borehole with a 10,000 litre overhead tank through a matching grant with the District 7370 And The Rotary Foundation. The matching grant was facilitated by the Rotary Club of Sunbury District 7370. The project was a total cost of US $24,500.
- ROTARY SHARES (2007-2008):
PROJECT 1: WATER MANAGEMENT PROJECT: Project Site: Kpegyi Village located 40km outside Abuja Municipal.
Ø Background Information: The village has a population of about 5000 people with no viable source of potable water.
Ø The only source of water around here is an old open well which is unprotected and contaminated.
Ø Villagers buy drinking water from water hawkers whose source of water cannot be guaranteed
Ø Project Cost: $24,131
- PROJECT 2: SPORTS FACILITY in GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL, WUSE, ABUJA.
l In recognition of the role of sports in positive character modification, building of healthy social skills, team & leadership spirit; the club is initiating a project to provide a sporting facility as an entry point for a youth mentoring programme. The club constructed a Basketball Court in Government Secondary School, Wuse. Supporting equipment & basketballs were also provided. In addition, the school’s sport coach would be supported to train the youth from the community & schools in Wuse District of Abuja. The training period is structured to accommodate motivation speaker discussing on prevailing community issues including priority health matters particularly HIV/AIDS Awareness & Preventions & Gender Issues
PROJECT COST: $19,379
- ROTARY CLUB OF WUSE CENTRAL IS SEEKING PARTNERS TO MATCH THIS YEAR 2009/2010 ROTARY YEAR IN VARIOUS PROJECTS.
PROJECTS AND ESTIMATED COSTS:
v Government Secondary School Gwarinpa desperately need water. The Club is looking for partners to provide portable water in this school. The students drink very unsafe water, and hygiene is forgotten because of the situation they find themselves in. The Cost of this Project is estimated at $24,200. We would welcome any questions you may have in case you are interested in partnering with us.
v Anawim Home For The Poorest of Poor Home, Gwagwalada:- This is a home we have adopted and have worked with in providing basic necessities since 2003. The Home has a School were the orphans and disowned young mothers are trained in formal education. We would welcome volunteers to teach for atleast a session in this school, luckily, our Club has built a hostel that any volunteer will stay in, and so accommodation will not be a problem.
One of the biggest problems of this school is water. In the Home, we already have installed two water-boreholes and they have water, but the school is far away from the Home, and they need water there.
Water Project Cost has been placed at $8,000.
We are looking forward to Match with any willing Club, District or Organization to provide this facility to this Home for The Poor, Destitute and abandoned young mothers and terminally ill people.
v Drug Donation to Wuse General Hospital, Abuja: Our Club donates drugs to this hospital quarterly for sick patients who cannot afford to pay for their drugs. On carrying out survey of the drugs needed in the hospital, we found out that most Diabetic patients have problem paying their bills, most people with heart problems (hypertension) also do not have money to pay for their medication. We have a form at the hospital where such people are treated with drugs donated by the club fill out their details and we also do a routine checkup on them to check on their well being.
We seek Matching in this project and would welcome donations of drugs to help in carrying out this important project. This project cost is $500 per quarter, totaling $1,000 a year.
v LIBRARY PROJECT: We intend to equip a library in Model Secondary School, Abuja. We would be needing shelves, Lockers, Computers, UPS, 1 Printer. These will cost $5,000.
We need donations of BOOKS especially. If we need to pay for shipping, we would not hesitate to do so.
v TOILET FACILITY IN THE MARKET WITH OVER-HEAD TANK:
We intend to build a toilet that will contain 4 Toilets, 2 urinary’s, 4 washing-hand basins, and a mirror for men and 4 Toilets, 4 washing-hand basins, and a mirror for women, including an office table and desk for the managers. Borehole with overhead tank will also be installed to provide constant water supply to maintain the toilet and the facility will serve all the people that go to the market, including the sellers themselves. We will work with the market authority on maintaining this facility at Rotary Standard every time.
Project Cost: $59,000
v EVERY YEAR SCHORLASHIP TO 5 SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WHOSE PARENTS CANNOT AFFORD TUITION: We intend to spend every year on this project a total of $1,000 on tuition and books for the 5 students that will merit this. This project will also be done every year for as long as we are able to do this.
v LITERACY: Public Health Workshop for Rural Women.
We will welcome Rotary Branded T-Shirts, Fez Caps, etc that will be shared and used on workshop days to all the rural women that will participate. We will be working with the Department of Public Health in the Federal Capital Development Authority, and other facilitators. We will welcome pamphlets and flyers on hygiene, and will print out some in very visual form for these women to use. We intend to move round atleast 4 communities and will spend $1,000 on each community. We will welcome any donations in this regard.
POLIO Immunization: The club will not wait until the one-day immunization date for the whole country but will go out every month to immunize children in our adopted community. We would need Rotary Branded Aprons and Fezcaps for this, including incentives for the children, and we will keep on immunizing until the last child has been immunized. Cost of this project for a year is placed at $1,370.
INSECTICIDE – TREATED MOSQUITO NET:
We all know malaria is one of the fastest killers in Africa. We intend to donate Mosquito nets to our Rotary Community Corps that has been setup in all the places we have done projects.
If we can get donations of these nets, it will be wonderful. Each treated net cost $20. 50 Nets will be 1,000.
Any project you are interested in partnering with us, please let us know. We would be very happy to provide all answers to every question you may have, including a detailed analysis of the stated projects.
Get in touch with us, and lets join hands in making Rotary Great in the world while providing Service Above Self to those in need.
Yes, the future of Rotary is in OUR hands.
GUIDE TO ROTARY CLUB MEETINGS IN ABUJA, THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF NIGERIA
NO CLUB TIME/DAY VENUE
1 Wuse Central Mondays 7:00 for 7:30pm Chancellery Hotels, Wuse II
2 Karu Mondays 6:00 for 6:30pm Crystal Palace Hotel, Area 11, Garki
3 Abuja Tuesdays 6:30 for 7:00pm Golden Gate Hotel,OppWuse market
4 Gwarinpa Prov Tuesdays 7:30 for 8:00pm Loremn Suites, Gwarinpa
5 Asokoro 4:00 for 4:30pm Chelsea Hotel, Central Business District
6 Apo Wednesday 6:30 for 7:00pm Savannah Suites Area 3, Garki
7 Garki Thursday 7:30 for 8:00pm Agura Hotel, Area 7, Garki
8 Maitama Prov Thursday 6:00 for 6:30pm Maitama Guest House, Maitama
- CLUB OFFICERS FOR 2009/2010 ROTARY YEAR:
Florence Ohale: President
Christian Umenwaliri: Vice President
Seun Aladesanmi: Secretary
Ayo Oyedokun: Treasurer
DIRECTORS: MB Shehu, Femi Adegoke, Jeff Hart, Nicholas Emeye
Projects Com'tte Chair: Lawrence Okwor
Polio Chair: Halima Jubril
Join us as we take the future of Rotary in our hands.