from Alastair : The village of Mubanga is remote, and to get to it takes a lot of bumps on a bad road. There is no medical facility nearby, and the village community has wanted a clinic for many years. They had already put up the shell of a clinic building when the Diocese of Gloucester agreed to finance completion of the building. As soon as they knew there was money to help, the community got to work. In the first picture is the 'crew' who brought water for the cement and plaster. And the second picture shows a beautifully completed clinic building. Gloucester Rotary dipped into their pockets and have paid for most of the equipment including medical instruments and a solar electric system. It has been great to see things move forward quickly, to see the pride of the local people as their project has come alive, and to be a part of realising their dream of good health care. Bishop Michael is visiting us from Gloucester, and will officially open it in a week's time.
(and Alastair has been project manager over these past months!)
For those of you who live in and near Gloucester the Rotary Clubs are holding a concert of Christian Music, by the Gloucester Songsters, of the Salvation Army in aid of the clinic on Saturday 23rd Feb, 7.30pm in St Barnabas church - with slide show and recorded commentary from us!! Tickets £5-00 from the church, or on the door.