The Isipho Admin Bursary education program, located at Rosebank College in Johannesburg is available to any student who wants to pursue a career in the administration profession. The program provides mentoring, coaching and on the job training experiences. The students are assisted with CV's, interviewing skills and introductions to networks and people who they would not normally have access to. It is non-government funded. Applicants are judged on academic record and their determination to achieve.
Our student is Ms Nokuthula ‘Thully’ Sophangisa. Our committee meets quarterly by zoom with Thully and her mentor Li-Ann Meyer, to receive updates on her progress and for us to show our interest and support over and above the financial donation.
We have been impressed with Thully’s attitude and excellent academic performance over two years. As her daily transport costs to attend college have become very expensive, we have also assisted to subsidise these costs.

RCMB is the host club from 2023 for Dr Kazuaki OKINO from Kanazawa Ishikawa in Japan. He is spending two years at the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research in Perth collaborating on a project to develop novel therapeutic agents for fibrotic peritonitis in patients with renal failure.
This is providing RCMB with a mutually beneficial relationship with the Rotary Club of Toyama-Mirai.

Future Foundations is an orphanage privately run and managed by Prashanth Kumar Khanthi and his wife Aparanji. They receive no Government funding. It provides a home for orphans whose extended families are unwilling or unable to care for them after their parents’ deaths.
Today, they take care of 33 children who are from 7 - 14 years of age. RCMB support contributes toward the education of children who attend school at three different locations.

By far the largest project ever undertaken by Rotary is the eradication of Polio. We are close to eradicating a human disease for only the second time in history.
Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects young children, under the age of 5. The virus is spread person-to-person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners used to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.
Through a global public-private partnership we have reduced the poliovirus caseload by 99.9% over the last 30 years, but there’s still plenty of work to do. Fewer than 22 children were paralysed by polio in 2017, the lowest number in history. This is a dramatic decrease from the estimated 350,000 cases per year in 125 countries that the world saw in 1985 - the year that Rotary International initiated a worldwide effort to eradicate this terrible disease.
In 1988, Rotary was joined in the effort by WHO, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, UNICEF (and more recently the Gates Foundation) to create the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Today the virus is limited to a few areas in just a few countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan and Mozambique.
More information is available at the EndPolioNow website

A Rotary Charity that provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. The support is provided in a Shelterbox kit, which typically contains a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack.
Shelterbox aims to get the first shipment of boxes dispatched to a disaster area within 2-3 days where a ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) meets it. The team ensures the boxes are distributed to those most in need. Often ShelterBox is the first outside aid agency on the ground distributing desperately needed shelter and emergency aid to people whose lives have been destroyed. More information is available at

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