JULY 30 - Partners in Development: Nurse Scholarships in Haiti

 

Visiting Rotarian:  Marie Williams  (PDG)  (Kittery)

 

Guests: Matt Perejda  (speaker)  (Thrall),Sally Chase  (Marie Williams),Dewaine Craig  (former member),

Sarah Craig 

 

Members We Missed:  many !

 

During happy dollars, Steve reminded everyone of the Mahoosuc Land Trust's Eco-Home Tour on Sunday, Aug. 4.

 

The program was by Matt Perejda (son of former member Michele Perejda), currently a senior at Bates College.  He focused on a project he is working on for Haiti.  He and a group of friends have a goal to raise funds for scholarships that will allow 5 students in Haiti to complete a four-year nursing program there.  The group is working through Partners in Development, Inc., a nonprofit organization operating in Haiti and Guatemala to help the extreme poor attain independence and whole life improvement.  It is visualized that the trained nurses will be able to pass their skills on to others, as well as providing much-need medical care.  Hygiene and nutrition are among the fundamental areas of need in the country.  In answer to a question, Matt acknowledged that a contribution by our club would be most welcome.  Click here for a web page link explaining the program.   Matt's power point presentation is available in the download section of our website.  See the home page and the download section is the lower left.

 

~ Walter