Brunswick Rotary Club President Claudia Frost arrived in Lusaka, Zambia on May 25, 2015. 

 Go Away!
District 7780 Team Zambia will be traveling to Lusaka, and Livingstone, Zambia, to meet local Rotarians, and to listen, learn and discover ways that District 7780 can help those in need. 
COVID restrictions have grounded the International Service Outreach since our last trip to Columbia in 2019-20. During the pandemic, the International Team kept active as a committee of Rotarians formed a support system for the Indigenous peoples of Maine, New Hampshire, and Canada. 
I have a compelling excuse to travel with this team. I traveled to Lusaka in 2015, shortly after a Global Grant was approved. This grant supported a project called Healthy Kids/Brighter Future and was started by a young Bowdoin graduate, Lonnie Hackett. The program trains classroom teachers as front-line health workers. This initiative helped children from 6 - 14 years old to stay healthy through basic knowledge of common childhood diseases and illnesses. Many of our District clubs supported this grant.
The first Global Grant served 1500 students in a very poor area of Lusaka. Since that first grant, the program has grown to serve nearly 500,000 school-aged children. The District 7780 team will visit the first school to be serviced and go on to visit new schools that have joined what is now called Healthy Learners.
The team will also visit schools in Choma and Livingstone. The Rotarians from District 9210 are eager to share progress on their projects. 
Members of this year's District 7780 team are ready and willing to present to your clubs regarding their trip and the needs in that area of the world upon their return.
I will be posting pictures along with short descriptions of what we are seeing during our trip. Please check out these pictures on the District's Facebook page. 
Peace and good health,
DG Claudia
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H. 978 468-1579
C/t: 207 449-9884