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Two Global Grant Projects approved by The Rotary Foundation
Two Global Grant Projects initiated from Rotary Clubs in Bangalore, India has been approved by the The Rotary Foundation.
A newspaper article about the Dialysis Machines project was published in The Advance of Bucks County, October 2, 2022 edition, with 2 pictures.
Local Rotary Club Helps Provide Needed Dialysis Machines in India
The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club continues its international service commitments to help people in India gain access to needed health care and education services. Rotarian SA Vaneswaran led the club’s latest effort to help provide 8 kidney dialysis machines to the Rangadore Hospital in Bangalore, India. This was a $70,000 project that involved extensive collaboration with local Rotary Districts 7430, The Rotary Foundation, Rotary District 3190 (India), and the Bangalore North West and Southwest Rotary Clubs. SA was able to raise the club’s $8,000 contribution as the International Partner with help from his own foundation network. Also, see the club website www.MyRotaryPA.org.
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 screening 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 Vaneswaran, 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. Shown: check presentation from Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary represented by Juan Proano and Mike Yager to SA Veneswaran, club Rotarian and Project Leader. Also shown: Taluka Hospital
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 and help clean up the Delaware Canal Towpath. Anyone interested in helping should call or text Noel at 310-906-9144.
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