500 philanthropists from East Africa to meet in Naivasha

The participants, drawn from over 60 Rotary Clubs operating in Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Sudan, will be converging for Rotary annual District Conference & Assembly

Over 500 philanthropists and volunteers from East Africa will be meeting in Naivasha, Kenya on Friday 20th – 21st April 2018, to discuss sustainable solutions to the  challenges facing communities in the region.

The philanthropists  operating under Rotary International, a global volunteer organisation with headquarters in Evanston, Chicago, US, are drawn from over 60 Rotary Clubs that operate in Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Sudan.

“This is a high level meeting that will discuss how we can come up with sustainable solutions to deal with challenges in our six areas of focus, namely: disease prevention & treatment, maternal & child health, basic education & literacy, water and sanitation, peace and conflict resolution, economic & community development,” says Peter Mbui, the Governor of District 9212 and the host of the conference.

The theme of the Rotary annual District Conference & Assembly is; “Rotary; making a difference”. The meeting will be addressed by speakers drawn from public and private sectors, and the media fraternity.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui, Centum Investments Group CEO James Mworia, World Health Organisation Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda will be in attendance.

In Kenya, Rotary clubs have raised more than US$800 million for over 300 community projects in the areas of disease prevention & treatment, maternal & child health, basic education & literacy, water and sanitation, peace and conflict resolution, economic & community development.

“We have partnered with corporates like Safaricom, KCB, I&M bank in areas such as education, health and economic development,” Mbui says.

Rotary is an international organization with a membership of 1.5 million spread across 35,000 clubs around the world. Rotarians are professionals in various fields, business leaders and community leaders who offer their time and resources to solve community challenges.

Those interested in being part of the Conference can contact Dr Joe Kamau on +254722207203 or Email: joe.kamau@globaleagle.com.

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