The communities of Nyalenda B settlement in Kisumu, Kenya are riddled with Malaria because their lifestyle allows mosquitoes to flourish, most probably due to the nature of the bushy environment, open stagnant pools of water that acts as breeding grounds of the mosquitoes and also the heat in the city that allows breeding.
In this regard, Rotaract is coming to help fight the scourge; and rotaractors are traveling thousands of miles just to live for one day with them. The pleasure is in creating a legacy and every single partner who joins becomes a part of the solution to Nyalenda B’s Malaria problem.
Rotaract East Africa ImpaCT project (REACT) is a an Annual International project among Rotaract clubs drawn from 5 countries namely Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.
VISION REACT was formed on the basis of uniting Rotaractors from diverse backgrounds and empowering them to better serve their communities on a national and an international platform. It is an annual inter-district project carried out in the different member countries. The conceptual project activities take into consideration the various Rotary areas of focus and the most immediate need of a community in a given country.
MISSION The REACT project is a campaign aimed at alleviating household problems like diseases, food security, etc by focusing on communities that are most affected and teaching them how to over-come them.
JOURNEY – REACT 2013 was conceived in the year 2013 and the implementation and launch done on the June 29, 2013. The initial project was carried out in 2 primary schools within Masaka, Uganda and activities carried out included hand washing with soap, tree planting and career guidance.The Pioneer clubs who joined the cause included the Rotaract clubs of Inyenyeri (Burundi), Kampala Central, Masaka & Mbarara (Uganda), Kigali City, S.F.B, & K.I.E (Rwanda) and Kisumu (Kenya) with over 60 participants.
REACT 2014 was hosted by the Rotaract Clubs of Inyenyeri and Bujumbura, in Bujumbura, Burundi on the 19th of April. Our beneficiaries, the households in the Buterere municipality were taught proper hand washing practices and water purification methods, receieved bars of soap,buckets, jerry cans and other sanitary equipment and were left reading materials that explained hygiene and sanitation water. We also worked in collaboration with UNICEF, Red Cross, Alchem, International, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Identity Co Ltd , the Rotary Club of Kisumu, and Rotary clubs in Burundi.
And REACT 2015 will be hosted by the Rotaract Club of Kisumu, in Kisumu- Kenya on the 4th of April. Our beneficiaries, the 323 residents of the Nyalenda ‘B’ Informal settlement will be sensitized about basic health education, vector control methods like clearing bushes and stagnant water plus distribution of insecticide treated nets to curb down on the high malaria levels in the area.
Registration is 70$ which caters to your transport to and from project, meals and accommodation (Joventure Hotel). Transport to and from your country is catered for by you.