Rotaract Club response to COVID19
Total number of direct beneficiaries
Total financial amount utilized
The total number of materials distributed
The evolving situation of COVID-19 has brought uncertainty and wonders about health and the economy. With varied impacts around the world as it stands, today, the situation due to the Corona Virus Outbreak and possibilities in the future is dire.
While we believe and advocate on “Safety of Everyone is Priority” what the Rotaract Clubs of 3292 have done is praiseworthy, the immediate help response from taking care of club members’ strength to their society around them, taking care of mental health of people to serving the relief materials—and utilizing this lockdown into connecting the dots by extending the friendship not only with Rotaract Districts and Clubs around the world but also the many other organizations with the same motive to contribute the best response on this pandemic crisis.
Activities Clubs are doing in response to COVID19
Rotaract Club of Bharatpur Height published short video clips of the renowned personalities around their locality to raise awareness on Covid-19 through their facebook and Instagram.
Rotaract Club of People’s Campus prepared a video presentation on hand washing steps and ideas about making lock-down effective through the pictures.
Rotaract Club of Chandragiri conducted an online Model Cabinet Meeting where the Rotaractors were assigned a ministry and representing the respective ministry on 25th March & 2nd April 2020. They discussed the ways and strategies to fight against coronavirus from every aspect of Nepal.
Rotaract Club of Manipal College of Medical Sciences conducted a relief program which benefited 100 families in different areas of Pokhara. The program benefitted daily wage workers and poor families in areas that include: Bindabasini, Nadipur, Chauthe, Parsyang and Baglung bus park. Each Package consisted of Rice 9 kgs, Dal 1 kg, Oil 1 litre, Soybeans 400gms, Beans(Kerau) 1 kg, Salt 1kg, Masala 1 packet, 2 cakes of soap.
Rotaract Club of Butwal South has distributed 1 Packs of basic survival foods & other materials to 24 Houses at – Barghat that includes disabled people and labor as well.
Rotaract club of Pokhara Gandaki Medical College has conducted awareness program to school-going children and an INGO that runs orphanage FAB school regarding COVID-19 And how to prevent it and proper utilisation of Lockdown time.
Rotaract club of KUMS conducted an online awareness program through the “Health on Web” project, which is concerned with sharing awareness on social media platforms discussing health and social issues weekly. They have started a #stayhome and shine.
Rotaract club of Kasthamandap organised an international service project Udeshya. Udeshya focuses on building relationships and connecting with international clubs around the world. The theme for Udeshya 2020 is “Impact of COVID-19-corona through your eye”. Many clubs shared their views in the form of articles. They have received materials from Nepal, Greece, Republic of Macedonia, India, Nigeria, Uganda, Philippines, Turkey, USA, Srilanka, Venezuela and Bangladesh.
Rotaract Club of Yala have donated ration to orphanage ‘The Orphans Home’, and other and needy families. They are also feeding street animals in Kathmandu and Lalitpur area.
Rotaract Club of Pokhara Gandaki Medical College- has organised five days online Medical Model United Nations (e-Med MUN). The participants were both Rotaractors/Non-Rotaractors and national and foreigners. Participants had discussed and debated regarding the impact of a pandemic, i.e. COVID-19 and its management. And the outcome was a resolution (formally written solution paper).
Rotaract Club Of Pokhara Gandaki Medical College’s members had participated in Rota News “A Multi club joint initiative” organised Rota Hour, which is an informative session for Presidents and President-elect. The course was on – All features of My Rotary by Rtn/Rtr Nikunj Bajoria – Fundraising and Project Ideas- by DRR Kaushal Sahu – Upcoming Updates in Rotaract- PDRR Rtn/Rtr Srijita Neogy -Utilising Rotaract Funds- by Rtr. Sayantonee Maitra.
Rotaract Club of Mahabouddha’s members are working on designing and collecting articles for their yearly magazine Melody.
Rotaract Club of Birgunj has distributed Hand gloves and Hand wash in different quantities for the safety of District Traffic Office, Shreepur Wada Karyalaye, District Police Office. On 11th April 2020.
Rotaract Club of Kopundol has created a Facebook page called”Quarantine Superhero” and conducted the competition to post the videos/ photos describing how days are being spent.
Rotaract Club of Kopudol has started a online event name Quaran-time superhero where anyone can show any kind of activities they are doing at home during lockdown.
Rotaract club of Pokhara Gandaki Medical College has organized Rotaract e-MUN. It was a joint flagship project between Rotaract club of Pokhara GMC RID 3292 Nepal & Bhutan and Rotaract club of Nashik Nine Hills RID 3030 India.
Rotaract Club of Lalitpur has started an online awareness program, on 7th May, 2020 the club started feeding street dogs in the nearby localities.
The clubs have also shared their plans/suggestions that can add value on this critical time:
- Awareness and distribution of food materials to labour class people,
- To invest rotary funds in providing free food to those people who can’t afford food in this pandemic,
- Due to the lockdown, we have seen the shortage of blood in the blood banks. Therefore, Rotaractors can manage the people nearby who can donate and contact the blood bank members and donate the blood with safety,
- In this critical situation, street animals also have been severely affected. Thus, we can manage food for these animals.
- We should enhance our capacity to put forward various ideas and approaches to sought out current social issues by working with local level bodies continuously in all possible means.