Welcome to the District 5000 Global Grants website. On this page, you will find a number of valuable resources for planning and applying for Global Grants. Just click on the menu items on the left for webinars, Power Point Presentations, and other information in the Global Grant application process. More information and training materials can be found on the District Grants Info Page.
 
We have 7 outstanding Global Grant applications for the 2017-18 Rotary Year. Below, I have listed up the Global Grant Applications, with thumbnail summaries of the Grants, their budgets, Areas of Focus, and the Primary Contact Person in our District. We hope that every Club in our District will participate in at least one Global Grant. The deadline for committing Club Cash and District Designated Funds (DDF) Allocations to Global Grants is November 1. Clubs should notify Mark Harbison, the Rotary Foundation Grants Subcommittee Chair, and the Primary Contact Person, by email before the November 1 deadline. November 1 is also the deadline for commitments of DDF allocations and Club matching to Global Grants led by Clubs or Districts outside District 5000. DDF allocations that are not committed to a Global Grant with matching Club Cash will be available to the Clubs sponsoring grants or other Clubs willing to contribute matching cash.
 
You have several options for using your DDF allocation. Here’s how the matching works.
 
The first rule is that you must match DDF commitments 1:1 with Club Cash.
 
Scenario 1. Club Allocation is $1,000—Club matches DDF. Leverage = 3.5
 
Scenario 2: Club Allocation is $1,000—Club contributes DDF + Matching Cash $1,000 + $4,000 Additional Cash
 
Scenario 3: Club Allocation is $1,000—Club contributes only $500 DDF + Matching Cash $500 But Additional $500 Cash (Club commits remaining $500 and Cash to another Global Grant)
 
Scenario 4: Club Allocation is $1,000—Club contributes no DDF, but Cash $5,000
 
 
Below I have listed the Global Grant applications the Committee has received as of October 1. All of the Clubs leading these Grants are asking for participation from other Clubs in District 5000, and Clubs and Districts outside District 5000. Keep in mind that Total Budget amounts are subject to change depending on participation from other Clubs, Sister Clubs, or District outside District 5000.
 
 
Global Grant GG1862877: Improved Access to Safe Water and WASH Education in Lahan and Siraha Districts, Nepal
Rotary Clubs of Honolulu Sunset and New City District 9211
Area of Focus: WASH
Total Budget: $60,000 USD
What: The project has two components- Component 1: Installing high-quality water filtration systems at 4 public schools in Siraha District, 2 schools in rural villages and 2 in urban areas.  Nearby community people will also have access to the filtered water during the school off-hours. Students will also be provided 1-2 liter bottles and they can go back home by filling the filtered water in the bottle in the daily basis. Component 2: Delivering a culturally-relevant WASH curriculum to teach school children and local community members about proper water, sanitation and hygiene practices, to reduce and eliminate the practice of open defecation.
For component 1, the Rotary Club of New Road City (RCNRC) will take support of Mr Prakash Sharma of LUCN Nepal for feasibility studies, supplying and installing the filtration systems in the schools, training to a school staff for daily operation and maintenance and one year warranty of the materials and technical services. LUCN has implemented similar projects in Kathmandu valley and other districts in hundreds of schools in the past.
For component 2, the RCNRC will take support of Ms Khendum Gyabak, an expert for designing and implementing a culturally-relevant WASH education in the schools selected for the water filtration. The expert will be responsible for designing sanitation and hygiene curriculum and sessions to impart training to schools students for behavior changes on sanitation and hygiene as to support to make the project area sustainably open defecation free (ODF).
Why: With the aim to improve access to safe water and to change the unsafe behavior of open defecation, this project has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives by reducing the burden of water-borne illnesses in one of the poorest regions of the world.  This project will also serve as the stepping stone for many future WASH projects in the region, including the expansion WASH education campaigns, building public toilets, and the installation of water filtration systems in public areas.
Who: A total of 6000 students (3600 girls and 2400 boys) of the four public schools will be directly benefited by the project, whereas, additional 1500 community people (800 women and 700 men) nearby the public schools will also be benefited from the project.
Contact: James Ham, james.ham@gmail.com  1 360-480-7194
 
Global Grant GG1861990: Wama Usseri Project, Tanzania
Rotary Clubs of Honolulu Sunset and Mkuu-Romb0, District 9211
 Areas of Focus: WASH, Basic Education and Literacy
Budget: $35,500 USD
The Wama Usseri Project aims to improve the learning, health and sanitation environments at two schools in rural Usseri-Rombo, Kilimanjaro.  Wama and Kilawoi Primary Schools do not have enough water reserve tanks to store rainwater for drinking, hand washing and using toilets.  The primary purpose of the project will be to add additional water reserve tanks, rainwater catchment systems, and improved hand washing stations and toilets.  In addition, the schools have decrepit classrooms that have leaky roofs, dirt floors, and no windows or doors, making the current learning environment unsafe, unsecure and unsanitary.  Thus, the secondary purpose of this project would be to create a safer, more secure and more sanitary learning environment by improving the roofs, floors, windows and doors of the classrooms.  The beneficiaries of the project are the 783 students and 13 teachers of Wama and Kilawoi Primary Schools as well as the entire communities surrounding the schools where the students are from, totaling approximately 15,000 people.
Contact: James Ham, james.ham@gmail.com  1 360-480-7194
 
Global Grant GG1864130: Health Camps and Eye Surgeries at the Rotary Eye Center in Delhi
Rotary Clubs of Kihei-Wailea and Delhi South Metropolitan (District 3011)
Areas of Focus: Disease Prevention and Treatment, Maternal and Child Health
Budget: $75,000 (we expect matching funds from the IAPB)
In 2015-2016, The Rotary Clubs of Delhi South Metropolitan, the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea, 15 District 5000 Clubs, and 3 Districts in Korea partnered with the Rotarian Action Group for Blindness Prevention, International Eye Foundation (IEF) and Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital on a $400,000 Global Grant to establish the Rotary Eye Center in Delhi (GG1524827). One goal of the Global Grant was to demonstrate how Rotary Clubs and Districts could partner with the organizations of the International Agency for Preventable Blindness (IAPB), such as the IEF, to carry out large, sustainable projects in preventable and treatable blindness. This year, that project has led to a strategic partnership between Rotary and the IAPB. The Rotary Eye Center in Delhi is managed by Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital on the IEF’s social enterprise model, which works on cross subsidies—the simple description is that services to the poor are subsidized by patients who are able to pay and supported by community involvement. The business model proposed in the Global Grant projected 3 years to break even and sustainable operations as a social enterprise. In the meantime, grants from the IAPB organizations and Rotary Global Grants enable the Eye Center to provide free services to patients unable to pay and to offer extended services that would otherwise not be available.
GG1864130 will fund more than 2,000 cataract surgeries at the Eye Center and  “eye camps” three times monthly, in which Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan members and Dr. Shroff’s community outreach teams establish specific locations in the informal settlements (there are at least a dozen designated “urban slum areas in the immediate vicinity of the Eye Center) of New Delhi, where monthly mass mobilizations (eye camps) will be set up to conduct screenings for potential cataract surgery candidates, carry out mass education in eye care issues, and recruit community members as volunteer workers in paramedical functions, such as simple eye care and general health issues, and in advocacy and grass roots outreach. Many of "eye camps" will be called Eye and SSN Camps (Social Safety Net). At these mass events, Dr. Shroff's paramedics and Rotarian volunteers will also screen participants for general health problems, test children for stunting, and screen mothers for prenatal problems.  Rotarians will be actively involved in organizing and running these events.
Contact Mark Harbison – youthexchange@kiheiwailearotary.com, markaharbison@gmail.com  808-283-3785
 
Global Grant GG1861825: Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment of Disease, Thailand
Rotary Clubs of Honolulu Sunrise and Silom
Area of Focus: Disease Prevention and Treatment
Budget: $135,000
This is a continuation of previous successful GGs with RC Honolulu Sunrise and allied clubs in Hawaii and Japan (Niigata prefecture) to enhance rural communities’ health infrastructure by bringing more life-saving medical equipment to rural Thai public hospitals. The emphasis is on hemodialysis machines which extend lives of patients in kidney failure. Thailand records alarmingly high rates of kidney disease – at 12 % of the population ; it occurs more often in the poor, the less educated and those with little access to medical care in provinces far from the capital Bangkok.
Increasing treatment capacity is sorely needed, coupled with medical staff and community education for prevention and early detection. An educational component will be an important part of the grant.
In addition to hemodialysis machines, some hospitals need vital sign monitors for intensive care; defibrillators and EKG to restore and monitor normal heart rhythm after cardiac arrest; syringe drivers to assure constant critical medication delivery; and oxygen concentrators to alleviate respiratory insufficiency.
Proposed budget:
7      hemodialysis machines:    THB     3,220,000                US$   97,576.00
2      vital signs monitors            THB      170.000                  US$      5,152.00
2      defibrillators                      THB       250,000                  US$      7,576.00
1      EKG                                          THB      200,000                  US$      6,061.00
15   oxygen concentrators         THB      375,000                  US$   11,364.00
5      syringe drives                       THB       149,800                US$      4,539.00
Contact: Eberhard Mann mannebermd@yahoo.com  808-398-4828 
 
Global Grant GG1743935 Teacher Training Yangon, Myanmar
Rotary Clubs of Metropolitan Honolulu and Yangon
Area of Focus: Basic Education and Literacy
Budget: $35,000 (This Global Grant was initiated in 2016-2017 as a District Governor’s Centennial Project)
Educational opportunities in Myanmar are limited, with monastic schools serving students not able to attend government schools. Teachers have limited training and resources and serve classrooms of 40 or more students. Traditional teacher-centered practices lead to student rote memorization. An objective is to provide project-based, hands-on and experiential approaches to teaching. Trained teachers will help improve student test scores on annual government testing. They will also provide a better teaching environment, encouraging students to attend school and actively participate in classroom sessions. Currently, financing for the schools come primarily from local donations and whatever the monks can gather, teacher training is not a priority. With this grant, Rotary will provide long-term teacher training. A primary objective is also to establish a template that can be used in future additional schools
The TExT program, developed over the past 4 years, has sent Hawaii teachers to Myanmar each summer to help with teacher training and improved student-based education. Their success is well documented and recorded. Initially, the project was supported by the Suu Foundation, though the Suu Foundation has recently changed focus. Hawaii teachers go to Myanmar to teach best methods to monastic school teachers. Teachers identified needs in 4 focus areas.
1.  Focus on sanitation and health to promote healthy practices.
2.  Focus on youth action and make a positive impact on the community.
3.  Focus on leadership; demonstrate leadership in a range of ways.
4.  Focus on the future, how community practices will affect future generations.
34 Hawaii Rotarians travelled to Myanmar in February, 2017. They met with head monks at 3 schools, and spent time with teachers and students.
Leadership in the Rotary Club of Yangon includes educational experts in the local community.
Contact: Mark Merriam mark.merriam@live.com  808.381.5504
 
Global Grant GG1863133 Leyte National High School (Tacloban City) WASH Project
Rotary Clubs of Lahaina and Tacloban
Areas of Focus: WASH
Budget: $35,000
The main objective of the project is to provide portable water (for drinking and hygiene) to the almost 9000 students and staff of Leyte National High School, a school in the center of Tacloban City, Philippines. Since inception in 1905 the school it is yet to have safe drinking water for the students and staff. What little water is gathered from the local underground sources is only able to serve less than 20% of the toilets and is not safe for drinking. The unusual growth in number over the past 4 years (almost 1000 students per year, brought on in part due to impact of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in 2013) has compounded the challenge to a level critical. Sadly, for the 111 years of the schools existence, the responsible agencies have not been able to address this crisis
 
This project aims to responsibly maximize on the available ground water resources, and then store, treat and distribute it throughout the school as safe drinking water, ensuring that the students have access to sufficient water for all drinking and hygiene requirements.
The magnitude of the needed intervention necessitates that the project be broken up into three phases (funding cycles) as follows...
Phase 1 will aim at creating the basic facilities that will make the distribution of water possible. This will  include:
a. The development of Deep Well 1,
b. The installation of a solar powered water pumping system on Deep Well 1
c. The construction of a 100 cubic meter water reservoir
d. The development of the water filtration system and Zone 1 water distribution network
e. The construction of the remainder of the parameter fence (to provide security for the reservoir and enhance the schools overall security).
Phase 2 aims at further building onto the capacity of Phase 1 by...
a. The development of Deep Well 2;
b. The installation of a solar pump system on Deep Well 2;
c. The development of Zone 2 and 3A water distribution network;
d. The installation of a Fire Hydrant network.
Phase 3 will conclude the project with the following aims:
a. The development of Deep Well 3;
b. The installation of a solar pump system on Deep Well 3;
c. Development of water distribution to Zone 3B;
d. Finishing (plastering) of parameter wall (constructed during Phase 1)
 
Contact: Rick Nava rick@msimaui.com   808-298-3953
 
You can view the complete applications at Rotary.org. Sign in and click on the Take Action Tab and then Grant Center. At the top right corner of the screen, there is a Tab called Grant Search. Click on that, and it will take you to a screen that asks for the Grant Number. Enter that a click on Filter.
As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about Global Grants. Watch for further updates.
 
Yours in Rotary Service
Mark A. Harbison PHS, PP (2005-06)
District 5000 Rotary Foundation Committee, Vice-Chair
Grants Subcommittee Chair
Board Director, Rotarian Action Group for Blindness Prevention
808-283-3785
youthexchange@kiheiwailearotary.com