Ukerewe Island
Ukerewe is the largest island on Lake Victoria in northern Tanzania. The island is rural and home to a large population of subsistence farmers. It is isolated, being about three hours ferry ride from Mwanza which is the second largest city in Tanzania. One of the first project in Ukerewe was to install rain water collection system for a local school to promote hygiene. Our club has partnered with a local NGO (ICEDS (MSETO in Swahili) - Integrated Community Economic Development Services) to develop the local economy by introducing new breeds of chickens and promoting micro-financing initiatives. Peter Morrin, our club's international service director has been travelling to this area every year for the last 10 years and he has developed an excellent working relationship with local villages as well as some Rotary clubs in the area. In 2018, Peter brought two other members of our club, Daniel Geleyn and Gary Haydock, to help with the refurbishment of a community centre.