At the recent Rotary district conference for East Anglia, Reepham & District Rotary Club was awarded the John Grant Trophy for the best international project of all the Rotary clubs in the region.
For some years the Reepham club has been leading Rotary contributions to the work of Malaika Kids, a home and school for disadvantaged and orphaned children near Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
Children who might otherwise return to the streets are given vital vocational training as they reach their mid-teenage years.
Currently, the club is supporting an electrical engineer, a medical officer, a teacher and a seamstress, all of whom can expect to be employed and make a useful contribution to society.
As a result of Reepham Rotary’s fundraising efforts, more than £5,000 has been sent to date.
The project has been led by Roy Sherlock and the award was presented to Reepham & District Rotary Club vice president John Pickering by Rotary district governor Pauline Dean.
If you would like to contribute to the work with Malaika Kids, please email Roy Sherlock.