RCBND Global Grant No. 1416620 – Approved!

RCBND Global Grant No. 1416620 – Approved!

We did it!

Global Grant # 1416620 has been approved by the Rotary Foundation. The total amount of the Global Grant is 81,714.00 USD. This will allow RC Bali Nusa Dua to perform approximately 155 hare-lip and cleft palate operations over the next 18 months (December 2013-June 2015).

Special commendation and recognition goes to Axel Kneip for spearheading the application process and the hard and long “leg” work in person in Germany and making new Rotarian friends for us, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sprandel and Dr. Gerhard Maier both from RC Kaufbeuren-Ostallgäu.

As well a Big Hand goes to RC Bali Nusa Dua PP Mercia (Mimi) Inkiwrang for opening the first doors to our partners in Canada with help of Rtn. Al Bergsma from RC Rocky Mountain House and RC Bali Nusa Dua PP Edward Naus’ close relationship with our friends in the Netherlands – especially Rtn. Mathieu Maes from RC Horst aan de Maas who believed in our project from the very beginning.

In short, a lot of Rotarians from around the world pulling together and achieving a great result.

Although the process was very detail oriented and time consuming the end result has provided the club not only with funds to continue this important community service but also (and more importantly) we have come away with a much greater understanding and appreciation of the work RC Bali Nusa Dua PP Jo Rosarius has been doing since 1994.

Well done one and all!