The Rotary Club of Garden City (Georgetown) launched its first “Little Free Community Library” on Sunday 4th September, 2022, to commemorate International Literacy Day which is observed on September 8th, 2022. The Little Library, which is located in the compound of Cheshire Home, is aimed to serve the Mahaica Community.
The concept is to “Take a book, and Leave a Book”. However, persons can still borrow a book and return it, if they have no book to exchange. Members of the Community are encouraged to utilize it, as the Library contains books for all ages.
Basic Education and Literacy is one of the areas of focus of Rotary International and is the theme for the month of September. This Community Library is our demonstration of creating a community wide network of readers.

RCGCG Launches Children Environmental Handbook

On July 30th 2022 at the National Library, Georgetown, Guyana in the presence of a group of children, representatives of the National Library and members of the Club the reader friendly handbook was launched -
Titled “Climate Change and Nature Education for the Next Generation of Environmentalists”
The Rotary Club of Garden City is a ‘Cause Based’ club with a focus on Supporting the Environment - the 7th area of focus of Rotary International. This Handbook is a significant achievement in the club’s quest to encourage early environmental education for children. More than promoting nature this handbook allows children to explore environmental issues, engage in weather matching activities and take action to improve the environment.
It will inspire them to investigate how and why things happen, and will enable them to form their own opinions on complex issues rather than being told. The club is hoping that this handbook will promote critical and creative thinking and lead children to become more involved with their communities and provide the building blocks they need to live eco-friendly and sustainable lives.                                  
This handbook was compiled with extracts from several sources including information from Guyana Government Climate Change network and special reports.
The copies handed over to the National Library will be placed in the reference section of all National Library outlets, Bookmobiles and uploaded to the Electronic Library.
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Donation of Garbage Receptacles

The Rotary Club of Garden City (Georgetown) the first Cause Based club in Guyana with a focus on environmental issues, this morning donated garbage receptacles to the Protected Areas and National Parks Commissions.
Rotarian Erwin Chapman in representing the club shared the fact that Rotary Club of Garden City (Georgetown) is newest Rotary Club in Guyana, and our projects and activities will be focused on “Supporting the Environment”. This is the first donation to the commissions, and we look forward to continued collaboration in areas of mutual interest.
Ms Denise Fraser Commissioner ofProtect Areas Commission and Ms Denise Bentick Director of the National Parks Commission expressed their appreciation for the receipt of the items. It was noted it is a timely donation as with the current national restrictions’ persons use the park not only physical health activities. The receptables will be able to support the cleanliness and aesthetics of the environs. 
(PAC) is mandated to manage, maintain, promote and expand the national protected areas system in Guyana, and gives support to the urban parks in the city which falls under the purview of the National Parks Commission.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
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