The Rotary Club has become an important partner since 2005. Their interest in helping the region of Agadez, Niger, led to the founding of the first Rotary Club in the Sahara in Agadez. Our Niger representative became the founding president and Leslie Clark the founding International Service director.
Since our initial contact with the Ojai Rotary Club and through board member, Randy Strong of the Westlake Village Sunrise Rotary Club, our partnership has expanded and more than 50 international clubs have contributed to Niger projects managed by the Nomad Foundation.
14 Wells: Construction, cementing and animal or irrigation troughs
The largest vaccination program for the nomads in Niger: 10,000 animals
Support of 6 schools–lunches, furniture andsupplies
Purchase of herds of cattle and sheep for replacement animals in times of drought.
Financing toward the purchase of a 4WD vehicle for transportation on projects.
Creation of 23 cereal banks.
Purchase of a truck for transportation of grain, co-op animals, and buidling materials to and from remote communities.
Support of a malnutrition clinic: garden, pump, water tower, goats.
Solar panels and pump for well at Tamesna Center and to electrify medical clinic, school and center.
Medical supplies and training to man medical clinic at Tamesna. The first medical clinic for nomads.
Medical Mission to Tamesna Clinic. 5200 nomadic patients treated to date
Satellite internet modem to provide consistent communications.
Demonstration garden and training to teach better gardening techniques.
Adopt a Village of Tiguinde
Teacher training for 10 teachers from the region of Ingall who will stay and teach in their own territory and culture.
Adult education programs for 8 communities.
Vaccination corals at Tamesna Center for Nomadic Life.
SO HUM Foundation –unrestricted support
THE GREAT ESCAPE FOUNDATION–funded the construction of the Tamesna Medical Clinic and major support for the Tamesna Education Center.
UNITE TO LIGHT–donation of solar lights
DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL — donation of medicine
CHRISTENSEN FUND –Tom Seligman legacy grant for support of education of nomads
SHEARWATER FOUNDATION –Support for medical care and nutrition
TEACH A MAN TO FISH — 2011 Pan- African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education
KNIGHTSBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL — donation of medical supplies
COUNCIL OF GRANDMOTHERS — Supports the school and community of Imalolé
SCHOOLS: Polytechnic, Pasadena — Senior class of 2007 funded half the building of a school at Dole additional support from the club. Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy,
Nordhoff High School, Ojai–Beards for peace student donations
CHURCHES: Sacred Heart, Pasadena, San Marino Community Church, All Saints Church, Pasadena
CHIVAS SKIN CARE provides goats for nomads by selling them with their goat milk soap
BOYSCOUTS OF AMERICA–Austin Stringham, in a project to earn Eagle scout status, provided vitamins for the Tamesna clinic and schools. Salt Lake City.