When you google the importance of oxygen in the human body, you will get numerous explanations to it. Oxygen is essential to life, and our bodies need a certain amount of oxygen to function properly, as in oxygen is life!
As People of Action, we have the power to create positive change in our communities, hence our Club’s oxygen gas manifolds project to five County Referral Hospitals, to make a difference and save lives of those around us and the communities we live in.
Another way to make a difference is by volunteering our time and resources. As Rotarians and People of Action, Rotary Clubs rely on volunteers to help them achieve their goals. By giving our time and skills, we make a huge impact in the lives of individuals and our communities.
Free medical camps bring and offer awareness of basic healthcare services to the underprivileged in a community. This is the treatment of common ailments and screening of non-communicable diseases. They also offer advisory services to the general public including primary healthcare and hygiene, nutritional counseling, and knowledge about the diseases they are suffering from. All these, is in effort to save lives. Get to read more on our medical camp at Kikopey Dispensary.
February was Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month and we had the privilege of hosting H.E. Andrii Pravednyk, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. He talked to us about the Effects of Russian Invasion to Ukraine and the World. “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.
In the words of Anthony Marra, “Saving a life and nurturing a life are different processes, and that to succeed in the former one must dispense with the pathos of the latter”.
As People of Action, let’s endeavor to save a life, won’t we.
~Rtn Mejumaa Mbaruku, President Elect and Public Image and Strategy Director