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GSE Kenya team returns, speaks at Fallbrook Rotary

FALLBROOK – Group Study Exchange (GSE) team leader Dr. Janice Kurth, a past president of the Del Mar Rotary Club, returned from a four-week tour of Kenya, Africa, and visited Rotary Club of Fallbrook recently to share the experiences of the team.

Kurth and a team of five other non-Rotarian medical professionals from the San Diego, area visited villages and homes across the expanse of Kenya viewing, listening and sharing in a vocational, cultural and fellowship environment.

The team made over 30 formal cultural and site visits and social events, and 10 Rotary Club presentations while in the country, staying in individual Rotarian’s homes along the way.

Dr. Kurth and her team showed slides of the people, places and animals they met along the journey. In addition to some wonderful pictures, the team shared both disturbing and encouraging information: Kenya is a developing country, with both rich and poor (people), grand homes and those of mud, grass and stick huts, unclean water and lack of medical supplies, and state-of-the-art hospitals and clinics. The unemployment rate is 70 percent in the country with most people living on $2 per day. There is a high death rate in young girls because of rape as well as unsafe and illegal abortions.

Rotary clubs around the world are involved in trying to improve life in the area by supporting improvements in healthcare, education, and the elimination of poverty through the Rotary foundation. For more information, visit http://www.rotary.org.

 

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