Projects 2007-2008

Projects under the Presidency of Iacovos Constantinides

A. Community Activity – Purchase of mobile incubator

Scope

This project is about the purchase of a mobile incubator and its donation to the Arch. Makarios III Hospital in Nicosia. The machine will meet the specifications that will be set by the Arch. Makarios III Hospital and it will be delivered in March 2008 (the latest).

Need survey

According to the Head of the Newborns’ Intensive Care Unit at Arch. Makarios III Hospital (the only such unit in Nicosia District) the need of a modern, well equipped and readily available mobile incubator is extremely important because the mobile incubator that they are currently using is very old (10 years old) and is not equipped with some basic monitoring appliances. Additionally, the production of this model has ceased long ago and there are no spare parts available and therefore it has become beyond repair. There is no such machine in Nicosia District while at the same time there is at least 1 incident per day (in Nicosia District) where a newborn has to be relocated. If this project was undertaken by the Government (Ministry of Health) it would have taken them at least 3 years to be completed and implemented.

Benefit

The purchase of this machine will offer newborns who suffer from respiratory and/or cardiological problems as well as those lacking chances of survival, safe and well monitored transportation from the place of birth to either the Newborns’ Intensive Care Unit at Arch. Makarios III Hospital or to the airport or to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) centres. Apart from the direct beneficiaries, the newborns and their families (at least 356 families per year), the completion of this project will benefit all the private clinics operating in Nicosia District (currently none of them is equipped such a machine) and enable them to offer better health services to their patients. Additionally, the existence of this equipment will provide the Newborns’ Intensive Care Unit at Arch. Makarios III Hospital with the means to better allocate its resources and facilitate its overall administration.

Budget and Finance

The budget of this project is estimated at CYP25.000. It will be financed by: members’ subscriptions (20%), club’s fund raising events (20%) and external donations (60%).

Participation

This project requests the involvement of the following:

– The Ministry of Health

– Representatives from private clinics, Association of Paediatricians

– The Head and staff from the Newborns’ Intensive Care Unit at Arch. Makarios III Hospital.

– Cyprus Electricity Authority (major donor)

– The president and the members of the board of directors of the Rotary Club Nicosia Lefkothea

– The director of service projects

– The head and members and the community activities avenue

– Other members of the Rotary Club Nicosia Lefkothea, who are either doctors or are involved in medical equipment supplies by profession.

Time Plan:

1. Send letter to Ministry of Health informing them of our intention: by 14/9/07.

2. Together with the head of Newborns’ Intensive Care Unit of Arch. Makarios III Hospital we will prepare the specifications of the mobile incubator: by the end of September.

3. Send out our Request for Proposals (there are 3-4 possible suppliers): beginning of October.

4. Evaluate proposals and contact successful bidder: November

5. Delivery of machine: January/February 2008.

6. Completion of the project and awareness campaign.

From right: The Public Relations Manager Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) Costas Gabrielides, the Director of Newborn Intensive Care Unit of Makarios Hospital Andreas Hadjidemettiou, the President of Nicosia-Lefkothea Iacovos Constantinides, the General Manager of EAC Moysis Stavrou and the Executive Manager of the Commercial Department of EAC George Petousis.

 

 

 

 

 

B1. Youth Activity – RYLA

Scope

Set up a training programme for members of Rotaract about leadership awareness. This training course will be organized in cooperation with Rotarian Peter Andreou.

Benefit

Young professionals will be trained on leadership skills and how to use these skills in their workplace and community.

Budget and Finance

The budget of this project is estimated at CYP2500. It will be financed by: members’ subscriptions and club’s fund raising events and donations.

Participation

This project requests the involvement of the following:

– The president and the members of the board of directors of the Rotary Club Nicosia Lefkothea

– The director of service projects

– The head and members and the vocational and partners in service avenues

– Members of the Rotaract

This project will take place subject to the success of the fundraising events. First priority is to finance the main project for the year which is the purchase of the mobile incubator.

B2. Youth Activity – Revival of Interact at English School

In cooperation with our Rotaract club we try to revive the Interact club which was established at the English School in Nicosia but which ceased to operate due to lack of interest.

C. Vocational Activity – Vocational Talks

Scope

Invite prominent business men to talk about their profession and expertise during club’s regular meetings. Please refer to the programme for 2007/2008. In addition we will organise an evening event with one of the top Cypriot Entrepreneurs who will give a speech on Entrepreneurship. This event will also be used for fundraising purposes and an effort will be made to organise it jointly with the Chamber of Commerce or with the Employers Association.

Benefit

These vocational talks contribute to the better understanding of each other’s profession, they increase communication between the members of the club and create an atmosphere of community and partnership.

D. Environmental Project – Reforestation

Scope

Take over the responsibility for the reforestation of a piece of land that will be indicated by the Forests Dept., Ministry of Agriculture.

Benefit

Apart from the obvious environmental benefits of such an activity it will also offer a good fellowship opportunity for all club members.

Participation

This project requests the involvement of the following:

– The Ministry of Agriculture

– The president and the members of the board of directors of the Rotary Club Nicosia Lefkothea

– The director of service projects

– The head and members of the environmental protection avenue

– Members of the Rotary Club Nicosia Lefkothea

– Members of the Rotaract

E. Fund Raising & Fellowship Activities

Scope

The club plans to organize the following fund raising and fellowship activities:

1. Casino Night – Beginning of December

2. Carnival Ball – February 2008

3. Backgammon and cards tournament – Spring 2008

4. Treasure Hunt – Spring 2008

5. Lefkothea Night – Summer 2008

Participation

This project requests the involvement of the following:

– The president and the members of the board of directors of the Rotary Club Nicosia Lefkothea

– The director of service projects

– The head and members of avenue

– Members of the the Rotary Club Nicosia Lefkothea

– Members of the Rotaract