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#WeAreRotarians #RotaryConnects #PeopleofAction #RotaryEclub3310In this Global Citizen guide to global issues, learn the basics about clean water and sanitation, two everyday necessities many people take for granted. Unfo... ...
On 6th January 2020 Pearl President term 2019-20 Datuk Dr Sharifah Habsah, Pearl Club Service Director Rtn Caroline Paxton (2019-20) and Rtn Eliza Jane flew off to Vietnam to join Rotary Clubs from Singapore namely RC Marina City and RC Queenstown, for a combined Rotary Global Grant (GG) Inspection and Fellowship Trip, with Pearl acting as observers
For a bit of background about the trip, it was to inspect the projects that had been carried out under funding from Rotary International Global Grant and has been completed or still ongoing since the projects' inception dates
(1) The first Global Grant or GG approved for District 3310 was for an ethnic minority community at A Luoi Hue in Vietnam in 2016 for a Water and Sanitation project, and was hosted by RC Singapore with District 6600 Tulsa Oklahoma USA playing an International role, and which was represented by the then DG Do Ngu Yen who is of Vietnamese heritage.
#Pearl #trivia...For those who don't know, A Luoi was the sight of intense conflict during the Vietnam war, a war that spanned from November 1955 till April 1975, and was also one of the areas bombarded with "Agent Orange", a very toxic herbicide and defoliant chemical that was widely used by the US military during that war from 1962 till 1975, and until today byproducts of this highly toxic substance is still widespread in Vietnam's soil and water, and affects food supplies. Exposure to this deadly chemical can cause liver problems, and severe acne-like skin disease called "chloracne", and lately has been linked to a "presumptive list" of diseases including cancer....#endoftrivia*
Our brave and resilient Rotarians visited this place during this trip to inspect the Water and Sanitation project there which was really needed under GG fundings. This project must have been difficult to accomplish to say the least especially as the region's soils and waters are still contaminated with the effects of toxic chemical Agent Orange. Pearl was invited merely as observers as Pearl also has the same project in mind but on local premises here in Sabah.
(2) The 2nd GG funded project approved for District 3310 was for a classroom-based library for elementary schools in Cam Lo, Quang Tri province in central Vietnam, the main objective of which was to solve shortages of books and other reading materials as Cam Lo is one of the most disadvantaged districts in Quang Tri province in terms of poverty. The project is also with the view of promoting the school children's capacity to learn English using English language comic books and learning materials. The host for this project is RC Marina City with RC Canfield of District 6650 in an international role.
This project is so close to heart with Pearl as Pearl's signature Project REAL which was initiated by Pearl PP Datuk Noni Said (term 2016-17), and which has won acclaim in District 3310, is also about promoting the standard of English language verbal and reading capacity among rural schools here in Sabah
(3) The 3rd GG funded project approved for District 3310 was for a chicken rearing program for economic livelihood/development in Vin Thai commune near Hue, the capital city of Thua Thien Hue province in central Vietnam. The project is necessary to address Vin Thai community's needs to produce a sustainable measurable outcome, and to provide economic independence to the poor and/or disabled members of this community together with their families. An eye-opener project for Pearl.
Though this write up can't do enough justice to this amazing international Rotarian humanitarian trip involving Pearl (I will end up writing a book of the trip if that was the case😉), but the "adventures" that our three brave Pearls went through to give a hand to the community in an international capacity is worth applauding as Pearl is only a 5 year old Rotary Club who is made up totally of women from various levels of Sabahan society, and such an arduous trip as this requires a lot of mental and physical stamina. The knowledge learned in the process of this community service trip is also valuable that can be shared with fellow Pearls to perhaps prepare the rest of its members for such a service, should the opportunity arise ...
Youth Service launched their joint major project in collaboration with Interact Coordinating Committee (ICC) - Project Accendo. Accendo is a latin word for to illuminate, and the project hopes to illuminate and elevate the awareness of youth surrounding mental health, including understanding early detection and intervention.
According to the Singapore Mental Health Study 2016, one in seven adults have experienced a mental health condition in their lifetime. More than three-quarters of people with a mental health condition in their lifetime did not seek any professional help.
This major project will be held on 21 March 2020, carnival style, with booths, talks and interactive fringe activities, run in partnership with numerous organizations including SOS, IMH, Clarity, Resilience Collective, Brahm Centre, NCSS, Club HEAL etc.
Watch out for more details of the event and join us! ...
Sehingga 21 Januari 2020, tiga (3) kes polio telah disahkan di Sabah. Buat masa ini kesemua pesakit tersebut berada dalam keadaan stabil. Sejak kes pertama dilaporkan lagi, pihak Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia melalui Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri (JKN) Sabah dengan kerjasama Kerajaan Negeri Sabah telah dan sedang melaksanakan tindakan kawalan dan pencegahan wabak polio. Ianya dilaksanakan melalui 3 fasa:
Fasa 1: Telah selesai - Pemeriksaan kontak kes, kajian najis bagi pengesanan virus polio daripada 20 orang kanak-kanak sihat, dan pemberian imunisasi polio menggunakan vaksin Pentaxim atau Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) kepada kanak-kanak cicir imunisasi polio di kawasan kes polio yang disahkan (Tuaran, Kinabatangan dan Sandakan) telah selesai dijalankan. Tiada kes paralisis dikesan dan semua kanak-kanak sihat dan negatif virus polio.
Fasa 2: Sedang dilaksanakan - Supplementary immunisation activity (SIA) dilaksanakan di bawah Kempen Imunisasi Polio Sabah (KIPS 2019/2020) yang dilancarkan pada 27 Disember 2019 di mana imunisasi polio dos 1 menggunakan vaksin polio diberi secara titisan ke mulut (Oral Polio Vaccine - OPV) diberikan kepada semua kanak-kanak berumur bawah 5 tahun di negeri Sabah.
Sehingga 21 Januari 2020, bilangan kanak-kanak berumur bawah 5 tahun yang telah diberikan vaksin OPV (Dos 1) adalah 34,692 orang. Sehingga 22 Januari 2020, sebanyak 17 daerah telah mula melaksanakan KIPS 2019/2020 iaitu Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, Tawau, Semporna, Ranau, Keningau, Tenom, Tambunan, Nabawan, Tongod, Kudat, Pitas, Penampang, Putatan dan Lahad Datu. KIPS 2019/2020 ini akan dilaksanakan ke daerah-daerah lain secara berperingkat.
Pengurusan wabak polio di Sabah agak mencabar di lapangan. Ia memerlukan kerjasama pelbagai agensi kerana terdapat banyak isu sosioekonomi yang terlibat. KKM ingin merakamkan setinggi-tinggi penghargaan buat petugas kesihatan di barisan hadapan, JKN Sabah dan Ibu Pejabat KKM yang bertungkus-lumus merancang, menyusun strategi dan melaksanakan aktiviti tindakan kawalan dan pencegahan bagi menghentikan penularan wabak polio ini.
Semoga segala usaha akan membuahkan hasil dan Malaysia kembali memperolehi pengiktirafan sebagai negara bebas polio. ...
PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS (PHF) This title is in recognition of contribution to the Rotary Foundation. 1. We have 7 members who were recognised as PHFs. 2. In addition, fresh contributions (min of USD1,000 per person) were received from 12 members who are already PHF. So a member with PHF + 2 meant that there was an additional contribution on top of the 2 previously given. 3. President Jimmy Cheong is now a Benefactor of the Endowment Fund of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Now RC of Changi is a 100 percent PHF club.
We are grateful that District First Lady Betty Wong was with us to grace the occasion. ...