Quilts for Africa 2011

 

The Rotary Club of Pemberton Centennial has been hard at work supporting the Quilts for Africa project . 

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Project Contacts:

Lizz Kelly at lizzybuzz@telus.net

Liz Scroggins at scrogg@telus.net 

 YouTube clip (go to 4:40 minutes on video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St5RN9cnIjE

 


 

Project Description  

Lesotho is a small, land locked and mountainous country in South Africa, roughly the size of Vancouver Island with a population of approximately 2.2 million. It is 1,000 metres above sea level and though very hot in the summer it does get very cold in the winter. Many of the people there live in poverty with a life expectancy of 34.47 years, mostly due to the HIV virus and poor nutrition.

In April 2010, two members of the Rotary Club of Pemberton Centennial travelled to Lesotho and worked on an Africa Library Project at the SOS Children’s Village Orphanage, located just outside the capital of Maseru.   During that visit, the Maloti Rotary Club of Maseru made a request for used medical equipment and supplies to help stock their clinics.

After the return of our Rotarians and discussion with our club members, our  Rotary club agreed to continue supporting our involvement with the county of Lesotho and helping the children in Maseru and surrounding villages.  In October, 2011 two members of the Rotary Club of Pemberton Centennial will be travelling to Lesotho, Africa to assist with the distribution of used medial equipment, hand made quilts, soccer equipment, donated jackets from Whistler Blackcomb and a variety of school and office supplies.

 

Donations to date: (updated March 29, 2011)

  • Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort
  • Pemberton Youth Soccer
  • Whistler Youth Soccer Club
  • Squamish Youth Soccer Association
  • Whistler Medical Clinic 
  •  Squamish General Hospital
  • Pemberton Quilting Guild
  • WHistler Valley Quilting Guild