Bringing Rosary Sisters’ Hospital in Beirut Back to Life

August 4th, 2020 explosion that shattered Beirut resulted in devastating destruction to the city, its port, three hospitals and many other institutions. The Rosary Sisters’ Hospital was severely affected due to its immediate proximity to Beirut’s port. Several Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in Lebanon and worldwide are working hand in hand for the rehabilitation of the Intensive Care Unit of this 200 bed Community & NGO hospital, which serves the disadvantaged and lower income families. 

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Bringing Clean Water to Schools in Lebanon

Public schools in Lebanon are in need of clean water for their students. Rotary members in northern Lebanon decided to install new tanks and water filters in a few nearby schools with the help of a Rotary Foundation grant. Two years later, District 2452 Governor and other district leaders saw the potential of creating one giant water project that could reach every school and involve all of the country’s Rotary clubs.

We are working in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, World Vision, UNICEF, and the Red Cross. Red Cross volunteers take water samples in each of the schools a few times a year and send those samples to the Lebanese Agricultural Laboratory Institute for testing.

It will cost roughly $2,500 a school to install water tanks, filters, and provide ongoing monitoring. The goal is to reach all 1,535 schools.