Greg Kalyniuk (left) and Murray Smith

Greg Kalyniuk (left) and Murray Smith

Rotarians support Zimbabwe

A project that helps impoverished children and families in a south African nation is getting a boost

A project that helps impoverished children and families in a south African nation is getting a boost.

The Vernon Rotary Club has provided $5,000 to the Zimbabwe Project, which creates opportunities for education, health care, child care and community sustainable programs.

“Two Rotarians from the Vernon club, Lorne Rosnau and Stewy Stuart, along with their wives, have visited the projects in Zimbabwe and even taken in a Rotary meeting in Harare, the capital city of the country,” said Otto Rieve, Vernon Rotary Club publicist.

“Their recommendations have kept the Vernon Rotary Club engaged with the Zimbabwe Project and this year’s donation is evidence of their continued commitment.”

This year, Angela Yablonski, with the Zimbabwe Project, is taking three other women to the country in May.

Most years, there are 12 to 20 people visiting the country, so this year will be a change with just a small group to lead, and their plans include visiting the six different locations where the projects are located and making sure all the orphans are being fed and the self-sustaining projects are up and running.

In total, more than 1,000 orphans are fed and educated each year through the efforts of the Zimbabwe Project, with backing from local individuals, churches and Rotary clubs.

For more information on the Zimbabwe Project, go to www.zimbabweproject.com or e-mail yablonskifamily@gmail.com.