Friday, February 27, 2009

This Week

Rotary Club Katapady .. This Week

Monday, February 16, 2009

Rotary Teachers Computer Training Programme

Recently Rotary Club of Katapady conducted two days Teachers Computer Training Programme at SVS PU College.
DDPI K Anand inaugarated the function ,and Katapady Rotary Club President Rtn.PHF.K.Sathyendra Pai presiding over the function.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Computer Training Programme

Computer Training Programme for Teachers conducted by Rotary Club of Katapady 574 105 on 12th and 13th Feb 2009 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Donation of Computers

Donation of 10 Computers to School at Katapady

Past Rotary Governor Rtn.PHF.B.Rajaram Bhat and President Rtn.PHF.K.Sathyendra Pai is handing over the computers to the School Authorities

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Photo of the Week

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates meets with RI President-elect John Kenny, Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Jonathan Majiyagbe, PolioPlus Committee Chair Bob Scott and RI President Dong Kurn Lee at the International Assembly in January shortly after announcing a new grant of US$255 million to Rotary in the fight to eradicate polio.

Matching Grant helps leprosy patients in India

Matching Grant helps leprosy patients in India
By Peter Schmidtke
Rotary International News -- 3 February 2009

Leprosy patients in India have regained the use of previously paralyzed eyelids, fingers, wrists, and ankles through a project funded in part by a US$21,000 Matching Grant from The Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary clubs of the Hague-Metropolitan, The Netherlands, and Lucknow, India, partnered to provide reconstructive surgery to 106 leprosy patients in Uttar Pradesh, India.
The surgeries, completed in March, corrected conditions caused by leprosy, a bacterial disease that affects the skin, nerves, and mucous of the upper respiratory tract and eyes.
Although the disease had permanently damaged specific nerve fibers in some of the patients, doctors were able to restore movement by connecting tendons from muscles with healthy nerve tissue to joints in the affected areas.

( Leprosy patient Phool Kumari (right) consults with a physical therapist prior to receiving surgery to repair her foot. Photo courtesy of Rotary club of Lucknow, India.)

One of the beneficiaries was 25-year-old Phool Kumari, who received physical therapy as well as surgery. Kumari had been losing the ability to lift her left foot or move her toes, which affected her ability to walk normally. Even though she had received drug treatment to cure the leprosy, she was still stigmatized by villagers. The surgery and therapy improved her situation considerably.
Dispelling myths about leprosy, such as how the disease spreads, was another goal of the project. According to the World Health Organization, leprosy is not highly contagious. The 137,000 new cases in India last year -- more than half of the total global cases in 2007 -- were transmitted through close and frequent contact.
Despite the project's benefits, Rotarians faced challenges finding patients. They worked with a state government health agency to contact leprosy patients and bring them in for surgical screenings hosted by local Rotarians.
Spreading the word
"Most of the leprosy-affected persons live in isolation," says Indian-born Dev Chadha, a member of the Dutch club and coordinator for Netherlands Leprosy Relief for Uttar Pradesh. "Convincing them to undergo surgery was a difficult task."
"Initially, the turnout at the camps was low," says Chadha. "But word spread about the surgery from patients whose deformed limbs had become functional."
Lucknow Rotarians coordinated transportation for the patients and assisted with pre- and postoperative care, including providing all meals.
Government officials throughout India have praised the project.
"It's the first time I have seen Rotary rendering a service of a permanent nature for leprosy patients and enabling them to earn a livelihood -- by correcting their deformed limbs," says Arun K. Mishra, national government planning commission adviser. "I want Rotary to continue this project."
In an earlier phase of the Matching Grant project, Lucknow Rotarians recruited 19 other clubs and numerous health workers in 2004 to distribute kitchen utensils with insulated handles to patients who had suffered irreversible sensory loss. Those who had developed ulcers from related injuries received ulcer care kits.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rotarian Video Magazine ( R M V )

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rotary Club Katpady Udupi Dist

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Latest Rotary Project in hand

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but most clubs and districts choose to focus on a narrower age range, such as 14-18 or 19-30.
RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to
Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth
Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
Encourage leadership of youth by youth
Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities
Send us your story
Rotary International is looking for high-quality, color action photos of RYLA events around the world to feature on its Web site and in RI publications.
If you’d like to share your RYLA experience, send your photos and a short description (about 500 words), along with your name, district, and the name of your RYLA event, to or to:
Youth Programs Section
Rotary International
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 USA
When sending photos, please be sure to include the photographer’s name so appropriate credit can be given.

R otaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary.
As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.
How does it work?
All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities’ physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.