Mangaluru: Saanidhya residential school and training centre for mentally challenged has organised a handover ceremony of School bus, laptops, projector and screen, which was donated by Rotary Club of Mangalore Metro and Rotary club of Schereville(USA) on June 30 here in Shaktinagar.
PDG Rtn Ranjan Kini (RI District 6540) and Member of Rotary Club of Schererville visited Saanidhya and Rtn Nithin Kamath & Rtn Shyamprakash on Wednesday, June 30. They were appraised of the need and support required for the school.
On the occasion, PDG Ranjan Kini, suggested going for the Global Grant – 2121593 programme of Rotary Foundation, and assured the school of required help.
District Governor of RI District 3181 Rtn Ranganath Bhat and DRFC of RI District 3181 PDG Rtn Krishna Shetty were appraised of the plan and they also assured to lend their support.
Saanidhya has received $ 20,000 from the Rotary Foundation of The Rotary International. Rotary Club of Schererville contributed $ 10,500/- through their DDF and Rotary Club of Mangalore Metro contributed $ 10,700/- through their DDF.
Further, Saanidhya will be provided not only a 52-seater bus but also given laptops, projector, and screen and most importantly, would get the teachers and staff of Saanidhya trained to enhance their skill set help the special children.
Further, the Rotary Club of Mangalore Metro has agreed to be the host club and Rtn Ranjan Kini’s home club Rotary Club of Schererville has agreed to be the partner club. On the occasion, all the relevant documents from Saanidhya school were collected and with the guidance of DRFC PDG Rtn Krishna Shetty and Rtn Shridhar Shetty of Rotary Club of Kundapura South, RI District 3182, the same was submitted to Rotary International as a request.
Jennifer Kordell and Laura Bradley from Rotary International ably supported and saw that the Global Grant was approved. Rtn Ramakrishna P. K. of Mangalore Midtown fine-tune the application.
It is the first Global Grant project for the Rotary Club of Mangalore Metro.
Rotary Foundation is the World’s largest charity organisation and more than 100 years old. So far through the Rotary Foundation, Rotary has completed sustainable projects worth $ 4 billion across the world.