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Saturday, December 8, 2012

RI Auditors Impressed by our Matching Grants!

Rotary International is in the process of auditing some of the projects in District 3272.  Maybe they chose ours because we are the most remote rotary projects in the area.  They approved of all we have done and were very impressed with the projects capability of empowering the poor with education, especially the increased number of girl students.  I just got this from Zamarud Shah, the treasurer of our partner club, Unitown Peshawar:

Dear Rachel,
                    The Rotarian auditors from Karachi and Lahore were here on the 6th. I and Khanimullah Khan (club member) met them in Pearl Continental Hotel that nite and we discussed everything and gave them whatever they needed. They made statements and asked questions.  The next day I took them to Sardheri school and they inspected everything and the statement from Ridwanullah the principal. They were so impressed with what that MG have done to that area. There are around 140 girls now studying, up from 65. They realy appreciated how we helped them to upgrade the school.
Then we went to Kalu Shah and they also inspected everything there and were realy amazed that even the books they were still rotating after 3 yrs. The computers and the the furniture we gave them, the tube well kids are getting clean water and the principal also told them that due to Rotary help the school is doing tremendusly well. they have over 400 students now and they don`t have chairs for them and they now sitting on the floor. Mr Alavi talked to some of the girls and he was realy impressed by the quick right answers. They told me to help them with furniture and some toilets for the girls. They were so impressed they  told Islam (the headmaster) to carve a statue of Zam and fix it on the wall.
Well I m glad they found out that the help we gave them realy had a big boost on the education of this area. I thought that I should update you.
Below are photos from 2009 trip.  I will take more next week on my visit!
Iqral School at Sardheri, Charsadda : from left, headmaster Ruwanulla, Rotarian Rachel Williams, teachers and students of the school standing around Unitown Rotary Club member Kanimulla Khan

Kalu Shah School:  from left - donor of farmland for rural school sight & headmaster Islam Khan, Rachel Williams, and Unitown Rotary Past President & Club Treasurer  Zamarud Shah, with school children.

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