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RCPI is the lead international partner in the installation a global grant WASH project in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Many schools do not have adequate toilet facilities for boys and girls. There are often no hand washing facilities and little or no hygiene education.
Working with RC Udaipur Heritage our project aims to provide schools, install or upgrade the toilet facilities for boys and girls in 51 schools, we will also provide a menstrual hygiene programme.  We expect to reduce related illnesses, improve school attendance and therefore have happy, better educated children.
 
 

Races take place on the 12th of May 2018
at Žluté lázně, Podolské nábřeží 3/1184, 140 00 Praha 4-Podolí
The 9th Rotary Dragon Boat Charity Challenge is a part of the Prague Dragon Boat Festival -
the oldest Dragon Boat race in Czech Republic - organized by Czech Dragon Boat Association.

Click HERE for more information and how to join in the fun
Fernanda introduced Dr. Ivo Krysa, the director of the department of general and communal hygiene - Public Health Authority of the City of Prague. Ivo presented a fascinating insight into the world of Public Health to members at our recent meeting. From the policies which underpin Public Health through to education programmes for school Children Ivo explained the importance of public health in developing the well being of the population. Initiatives range from HIV through smoking to HIV. "There are many areas where we are at work, even in this room" said Ivo, "this includes drinking water quality and the food hygiene controls."
Following the presentation there was a lively round of questions and answers including a discussion relating to smoking and the initiatives to reduce the number of smokers, particularly amongst the young.
RCPI President Helen Noll thanked Ivo for his presentation and the insights into something we could easily take for granted, drawing on her recent experiences of the RCPI club visit to India where public health has quite different and more fundamental challenges.
Július Tomka introduced members and friends of RCPI to the strategy of District 2240 at our recent club meeting. In his speech he outlined the three themes of Membership, Image and Opportunities for the Young and being central to the work of Rotary International at the district level. With over 1400 members and 76 clubs, the district covers the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Clubs range from RCPI as the largest with 50 members to smaller clubs with less than 10 members. Yulo encouraged Rotarians to share the ideas and collaborate at District events so that best practice is transmitted from one club to another. "not everything which is applicable in a club of 50 members will be practical in a small club" said Yulo, "however many good ideas can be shared and adapted to work".
Yulo went on to explain how 3 new clubs are in the process of being founded at the moment and how he believes we can strengthen the collaboration with Roteract throughout the district.
Helen Noll, President of RCPI, thanked Yulo for visiting our club and for his very informative presentation. The club gave Yulo a warm reception with a hearty round of applause. Yulo was accompanied by Ilja Chocholous who is well known to members of RCPI through his great support of activities including the Annual Dragon Boat Event
Members of Rotary Club Prague International, along with Zdeněk Střžek, owner of Bejzment Burger Pub and also the promoter of the Jack Daniel’s BurgerFest in Prague, visited Psí útulek Trója to deliver a cheque for CZK 10,000 and bags of dog food. This donation came from the proceeds of RCPI’s participation in BurgerFest 2017
Dogs are brought to Psí útulek Trója for various reasons. Some are stray dogs found wandering the Prague streets, often because owners abandon them. Lucie Skalska took the members of RCPI on a guided tour of the facilities which house on average 90 dogs at any one time. Dogs are homed in individual kennels and are given walks - a dog shelter dog walker walks up to 25km on any one day!
 
The shelter checks the health of every animal, they are given injections and any medical treatment needed and, after a period of acclimatisation, can be adopted by suitable new owners.
 
Members of RCPI were truly impressed with the high standards of the facilities and the competency and skills of the staff.
 
 
The stories above are only the most recent stories of what we have been getting up to. To see the full list of stories click HERE
 
 
 

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