Home Page Stories
Karen was thrilled that the RCNF donated a new Dell PC to be used by the residents.
Please welcome Diana Dagher and Anise Castleberry.
The project, with a total cost of $330,000, was made possible by a major Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of North Fulton and the Mbabane Mbuluzi clubs were the clubs that made application for and coordinated the efforts to obtain the grant and make the dam a reality. The grant was the largest global grant ever for Rotary District 6900, which spans much of the western third of Georgia and includes Atlanta and much of the metro area.
The dam will allow water to be captured and stored during the eight-month dry season. With the irrigation system already in place, the new dam will enable Heart for Africa to increase farming from 15 to 67 acres.
Kristi Crockett, president of the North Fulton Club, along with the club’s international service director, John Bach, attended the dedication. His wife, Patti Jo, also joined them on the trip.
Van detailed the how they were able to escape and what life was like once they arrived in the USA.
It was an awesome talk!
New signage, ferns and lots of Azaleas will look add some color.
The Rotary Club of North Fulton along with Heart for Africa is excited to announce that the third dam for Swaziland is about to be completed. Heart for Africa is a not for profit organization that in addition to many other projects, has created agricultural labor for the people of Swaziland. There are already two dams in existence today, and these dams supply major amounts of water to irrigate crops. The addition of a third dam will allow for a full additional growing season, which will equate to a benefit of employing another ~560 local Swaziland residents! An additional benefit includes the ability to sell more crop exports to European nations. We are proud to be a part of such an impactful project in helping Swaziland residents gain further independence.
This effort is a part of Project Canaan. Project Canaan is a 2,500 acre large-scale land development project being designed by business people to come alongside Africans and bring expertise, resources and heart together to find a holistic solution to a complex set of issues. It will provide training and employment, grow large amounts of food to stimulate the local economy and allow for export while supporting orphans and vulnerable children on the property and across the nation. There are two sides to this development project, the first is the farm side and the second is the children side. Visit http://www.heartforafrica.org for more information.
The $360,000 Dam project is being funded by a $200,000 Global grant from the Rotary Foundation. This global grant required the Rotary Club of North Fulton to match $50,000 which was raised in 2012-2013 with the help of several other clubs. For more on Dam number 3 click here.
Take a 5-minute test drive of a new 2015 Lincoln MKC at Cherokee Ford in Alpharetta on Friday, October 10th 2014 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Lincoln Motor Company will donate $50 to The Rotary Club of North Fulton, benefitting North Fulton Community Charities and Canine Assistants. This is fantastic opportunity to take a look at their new lineup, as well as take a test drive in something fun!
No pressure to buy. You must be 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.