The president of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, Rotarian Eva Mappy Morgan, has said the club will focus on water and sanitation projects as part of its community service initiative in 2016.
Rotarian Morgan made the disclosure on Sunday at the Monrovia City Hall in Sinkor during the ‘Friendship Luncheon Program,’ which was witnessed by family members, supporters and friends of the club.
The Friendship Luncheon is an annual event of the Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS). It is meant to raise funds, create awareness and education support to eradicate polio in the country.
She said for the past years the club did a lot of work in water and sanitation in Montserrado and Bong counties, and is directing the organization’s commitment to water and sanitation for 2016 to ensure that some of the challenges in the area are addressed.
Rotarian Morgan said funds generated from the Rotary Club’s programs are directed to community initiatives, which, she said, have over the years helped the club in reaching out to communities that are in need.
“We have about seven community projects ongoing in Todee, Montserrado County, because we know that water is life, and without it, there is no life. Therefore, we often focus on water but we know that sanitation is hygiene and we are working on both together. We are there as a club to support community based initiatives around us and beyond,” Rotarian Morgan said.
In the absence of sanitation, said Morgan, young girls would find it difficult to go to school, because they would have nowhere to shower.
She said the club’s support to education is ongoing with several schools including Joseph J. Roberts High School, Len Miller, Tubman High, and the Todee Resource Center, all benefiting from book distributions.
Rotarian Morgan said the club has been successful in achieving many of its programs since its birth by the Rotary Club of Monrovia, adding, “We have given birth to the Rotary Club of Gbarnga that continues to engage in community service as well.”
Reflecting on 2015, Rotarian Morgan said the year was challenging for the club, with activities mainly focused on the prevention of the Ebola virus disease and supporting Ebola survivors and orphans.
She meanwhile hailed Rotarians for the level of cooperation and support during the year under review.