Nakivale refugee camp
Many of us have had the pleasure and honor of meeting Sarah Sanderson Doyle. Sarah was awarded the prestigious Rotary Peace Fellow scholarship and is currently spending 10 months as an English Language Fellow (ELF) with the U.S. Department of State in Uganda at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). 
While in attendance at our District Conference Sarah shared a story of the new Nakivale Rotaract Club, the first ever Rotary entity to be established in a refugee camp.  Nakivale refugee camp is a settlement located in Isingiro District in Southwest Uganda and is home to 89,000 refugees who have fled civil wars, genocide, insurgencies, military coup. 
PDG Al Bonney, Sarah, and DG Ed Swart beaming after $2,000 spontaneous fundraiser
The American Refugee Committee (ARC) partnered with Ugandan Rotary Clubs to charter the Nakivale Rotaract Club last June 2017, and the Nakivale Rotaract Club is now preparing to celebrate the successes of their first year at World Refugee Day on June 20. The Nakivale Rotaract Club, in partnership with American Refugee Committee, will be hosting a 5k run with over 1000 refugee runners that will generate ideas and funds for a year of service projects. Additionally they will be celebrating their first year and will launch their second "Year of Action".
Inspired by Sarah's story and the amazing work that is in process, PDG Al Bonney rallied the troops at District Conference and before anyone could blink, they generated a $2,000 donation in support of their good works.
We are looking forward to photos of the celebration and will share more information as it becomes available.
Learn more about this amazing Rotaract Club and the Refugee Camp in this recent article and video published by Rotary.