On Thursday, March 19, the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen proudly donated $8,000 to ICEF Canada.  ICEF Canada is a Tsawwassen-based not-for-profit organization that has been working in support of the Tekera community in rural Uganda for several years.  The funds will be directed towards much-needed housing for the community's nurse and farm manager, as well as towards a gender-sensitive environment for female students.

The work of ICEF Canada centres around the management of the Tekera Resource Centre (TRC).  At the TRC, ICEF provides primary and adult education, medical and dental care, economic empowerment opportunities, clean water and skill-building to nearly 8,000 persons living in and around Tekera Village. The Tekera Resource Centre has a unique model of development that has been effective in empowering the local communities by providing vital services in which the community is a firm stakeholder.  ICEF Canada also contributes to the welfare of 30 orphans cared for in the Nazareth Children’s Home.  For more information, visit www.icefcanada.org.

Rotary Club of Tsawwassen President Wayne Connorton  and Rotarian Peter Edwards present the cheque to Bridget Sangster, President of ICEF Canada.