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Progress Update on Global Grant in India
 
Our $87, 515 global grant for education for indigent children in Puri, India, has been funded, and work is underway!  This is the culmination of hundreds of hours of work by Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Ojai, CA (D5240), and Srikshetra Puri Rotary Club in Puri, Odisha, India.
This grant will enable Prashanti International School (PIS) to provide quality education kindergarten through high school for indigent and fatherless children from Puri and surrounding villages, with an emphasis on English language learning and building strong values.  
The most urgent task is to complete the outside work before monsoon season starts in June, when torrential rains will make it impossible to dig foundations for the boundary wall and gates, grade the school grounds for flood control, or build the approach road.  It looks like we will meet this seasonal challenge.  Thanks to contractor Rtn. Rabi Mohapatra for starting work as soon as the grant was approved, rather than waiting for funds to be deposited into the bank account on April 12!  
These costly physical improvements bring Prashanti School one step closer to receiving the certification as an English education high school, so that bright indigent students will be eligible for exams that open up educational and vocational opportunities unimaginable without this schooling.
The photos below document the progress on the project in April 2019. What they do not show is the wonderful collaborative relationship, respect, and friendship that have developed between the Puri and Ojai Rotarians and the school principal as a result of the almost-daily WhatsApp communication about the grant.
Please click HERE for photos.
 
Progress Update for India Global Grant Apr 2019 Terry Beckett 2019-05-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 29, 2019

Rotary Club of Ojai Community Grants -- 2019

 

Community Grants Awards for 2019 Announced.

Thanks to the many participants submitting applications for a Community Grant.

A total of $15,000 has been awarded for the Rotary Club of Ojai Community Grants Program for 2019.

Click here for a listing of the allocation of these funds.

For more information regarding the Rotary Club of Ojai Community Grants Program, click the Community Grants Link.

 

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The Ojai Rotary Club of Ojai Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 Scholarship Program.
 
Scholarships Available:
  • One four year John and Ginger Wilson College Scholarship of $20,000 per year for 4 years.
  • 20 one year College Scholarships for $3,000 each.
  • 4 one year Career and Technical Scholarships for $2,000 each.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee by March 22, 2019.  
For additional information, requirements, and applications, click on Rotary Club of Ojai Educational Foundation.
Rotary Club of Ojai Educational Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Program Terry Beckett 2019-01-31 08:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Hiking Club meets every Sunday morning
For hike details text Deirdre (805) 640-5717
 
 
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Terri Wolfe of HELP of Ojai describing HELP’s nimble and enormous response to the Thomas Fire. 
Ojai residents were supported in 3 phases: emergency, housing, and financial.  Case management services continue and the impact of the fire is expected to last for 2-3 more years. 
Terri thanked Rotary Club of Ojai for our immediate cash award of $52,000. 
Terri Wolfe on Thomas Fire response Betsy Watson 2018-07-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 27, 2017
 
Please follow the link below, to check out a District-5240 news article posted by our very own Leslie Bouché. The incredible work being done at the Prashanti School in Puri India, is a wonderful example of service above self and a heartwarming success story to boot. A special thanks to Leslie Bouché for sharing and for all your hard work! If you look carefully, you might just spot her amidst the many students.
 
 
 
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Rotary has always recognized how essential clean drinking water is for all people.  So in February, 2016, when the International Service committee of our Rotary Club of Ojai became aware of the immediate need for clean drinking water for children in a village school in India, they took immediate action.
Clean, Safe Drinking Water For Children In India Leslie Bouché 2016-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
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