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with us, using our experience and local knowledge to shape and improve the proposal.


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Dr. Francis “Tusu” Tusubira, Rotary Foundation Chair for District 9200


in place. The local clubs would identify and mentor the students. Each student would be attached to a club for nurturing professionally and as a future Rotarian. The incoming vocational training teams, composed of expert nursing trainers, would develop


the capacity of trainers at Aga Khan University. They would also be involved in a medical outreach during their stay. Medical camps are especially popular in our district. These camps give many people their first opportunity of seeing a doctor in years, sometimes ever.


What really made the packaged grant special to me was the very first team to arrive from Nigeria. The team was not shocked by the traffic jams in Kampala. They joked that Lagos is a lot worse.


The team was fully familiar with the lack of basic medical facilities and resources common in developing countries, which enabled them to be real doctors, relying on their wits, training, and creativity to save lives. Who better to train the trainers of nurses? The two districts would have faced a real problem funding this vocational training team were it not for the packaged grant.


So, what do I think about packaged grants now? Learn more about packaged grants, and find out how to apply for a packaged grant with Aga Khan University


 Packaged grant options will be posted online as they become available. A monthly feature of the Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF). Page 25


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districts would have faced a real problem funding this vocational training team were it not for the packaged grant.


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