Posted by Wes Bradford on Oct 24, 2017

Guity Javid, Co-Chair of our District’s Humanitarian Trip to Colombia in March 2018, is a member of the Rancho Park Rotary Club. (The other Co-Chair, Mark Ameli, is also in the Rancho Park Club.)

Our District is partnering with 2 Districts in Colombia for 2 sets of projects for our 2018 Humanitarian Trip, to Bucaramanga March 21-26, and to Bogotá March 26-30. Volunteers can choose either one or combine both.

Bucaramanga in northern Colombia will have 6 projects, 4 of them Global Grants, 3 in water & sanitation and the other in organic farming. The other 2 are local projects — an after school project for painting & upgrading schools, oral hygiene teaching, school supplies & backpacks, & teaching organic farming; and a community project for providing soccer balls & athletic shoes.

Bogotá in central Colombia will have 7 projects, 4 of them Global Grants — water and sanitation, malaria diagnosis & prevention, technology training & audiovisual equipment, and Operation Smile (surgical correction of cleft lip & cleft palate deformities). The other 3 are local projects – providing shoe-making machinery & equipment to rural women for self-support, providing farming supplies & educational materials for vocational skills for improved self-support, and providing bicycles to schools to lend to students for encouraging attendance.

Guity encouraged interested Rotarians to apply. For info & Registration Form, go to