RIC-social project RC Leipzig 2017 in two parts
Regional Project / Local Project
For several years RC Leipzig has been supporting Leipziger Hauptschüler (secondary modern school in Germany; pupils from age 11 to 15, 5 – 9 school year) through scholarships. Hauptschulen create the basis for future vocational training in Germany, while, on the other hand, high-schools create the prerequisite for university studies. The focus of the scholarship award is not superficially the school achievements, but the special social commitment for classmates and society.
For 2017, we would like to grant sponsorships for a holiday camp (“KidsCamp”) of specially committed but socially disadvantaged pupils by the RIC Initiative. The KidsCamp is organized by a Rotaract team of the district 1880, with whom we work together (max. 1,200 Euro).
Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, with the southern regions being severely underperformed and under-supplied. In the villages there are no doctors and mostly not even nurses. The villages are connected only by dirt roads, so that rapid medical assistance can not be provided in emergencies. This also applies to obstetrics, which is carried out – if at all – by knowledgeable women in the local villages. Unfortunately, emerging complications and problems are not always recognized or treated correctly. This situation is to be improved by the planned project. Especially for the described situation in Africa there is an understandable and well illustrated book with practical hints available (“Where there is no midwife” by Sarah Pinto, 342 p, berghahn). This book should be translated into the Malagasy language by the help of teachers from the University of Antananarivo and made available to the village communities (max. 4,800 Euro). Our partner is the “Doctors for Madagascar Association” (Doctors for Madagascar), which has been active for several years in southern Madagascar with hospital and medical projects and has sections in Germany, Great Britain and Luxembourg (http://www. Aerzte-fuer-madagaskar.de/). The translation costs are estimated at approximately 2,000 Euro, for the printing costs approximately 5,000 to 6,000 Euro. We seek for additional support. The association “Doctors for Madagascar” has a connection to midwifery schools in Madagascar and in southern Madagascar they have established a network of “health informants”, which regularly visit village communities and will organize the free distribution of the books to those who would benefit from this information.