Rotary Club World Affairs Launches Fundraiser to Solarize Uganda Now

The Rotary Club of Cincinnati has launched a fundraiser to provide sustainable solar energy to schools in rural Uganda and shared our club’s ongoing role in the project. For four years our club has worked with Raleigh Rotarian, Nathan Thomas, whose efforts have already provided this energy to 19 schools through the organization he help found, All We Are.

In 2018 the Rotary Club of Cincinnati and our Rotary partners will provide solar powered LED lighting and clean water to three schools in an Uganda village. We’re seeking donations from our members, nearby clubs, and members of the Tristate community. We also aim to qualify for a District and Rotary International Grant. All We Are, the Raleigh (N.C.) Midtown Rotary Club and the Nateete-Kampala, Uganda, Rotary Club are our partners and our combined goal is $50,000.

Our project to provide solar power to Ugandan schools makes sense because:

  • By lighting up schools, we’re helping bootstrap this very young, under-educated nation.
  • By teaching and relying entirely on Ugandan suppliers and workers, we’re boosting local economies in Uganda.
  • By requiring modest local investments for maintenance, we’re developing local pride and long-term success.

If you’d like to make a donation to the project, click HERE to make a contribution through our secure website.  Please indicate in the comments that your donation is for the World Affairs Fund. Contact World Affairs Committee Co-Chairs, Don Olinger at deolinger@gmail.com or Richard La Jeunesse at rlajeunesse@graydon.law for further information on how you can get involved in this exciting international work.