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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

ROTARY CLUBS & BANK M TEAM UP FOR A HEALTHCARE FACILITY FUNDRAISING MARATHON

Rotary Dar Marathon Board Chair Ms. Sharmila Bhatt speaking in regard to the preparations of the Dar Rotary Marathon 2015 set to take place on 14th October 2015 with the theme “Healing lives, transforming communities”, she is flanked by the Rotary Dar Marathon PR Director Ms. Nikki Aggarwal and Bank M’s Deputy CEO Ms. Jacqueline Woiso, Bank M is once again the main sponsor of the Dar Rotary Marathon 2015.
Bank M's Deputy CEO Ms. Jacqueline Woiso (second right) and the Rotary Dar Marathon Board Chair Ms. Sharmila Bhatt (second left) signing the partnership agreement during the official signing ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency today. The DSM Rotary clubs and Bank M team up for the Dar rotary Marathon 2015 scheduled to take place on the 14th October 2015 with the theme "Healing lives, transforming commnities" whereby proceed will be directed towards the construction of a healthcare facility in DSM. With them is the Rotary Dar Marathon PR Director Ms. Nikki Aggarwal and Ms. Leina Lemomo who is a committee member.
Rotary Clubs in Dar es Salaam, in association with Bank M Tanzania plc, have once again join hands to organized a fund rising marathon, dubbed Rotary Dar – Marathon 2015. The theme this year is – ‘Healing lives, transforming communities’ hence the proceeds of the walk will be directed towards construction of a state of the art healthcare facility in Dar es salaam.

The Rotary Dar Marathon, will be held on Wednesday October 14th 2015, according to the Chairperson of the organizing committee, Sharmila Bhatt said “is in line with the Rotary tradition of working together with communities and corporate partners so as to address the needs of the people. Rotary in Tanzania has grown and is growing and we shall keep growing and making a difference to our community.”

Speaking during the signing ceremony of the partnership agreement held at the Hyatt Regency, Bank M’s Deputy CEO Ms. Jacqueline Woiso, said that they have decided once again to partner with Rotary Clubs in Dar es Salaam for this event because the event aims at helping the community. “We have been the major partner in this event since its inception in 2009, and we have played a significant role in propagating and enhancing the scale of this event to what it is today. Healthcare facilities is one of the major requirements by the local communities at large, health leads to economic growth, and we are committed to helping the community in any way”, Ms. Woiso stated.

“Bank M has always been on the fore front in supporting community based projects. Our policy has always been working hand in hand with other reputable organizations in making a difference to the community”, concluded Ms. Woiso.

Commenting on the bank’s sponsorship towards this year’s event, the Organizing Committee Chairperson Sharmila Bhatt said “We appreciate Bank M’s commitment to what we do. We are proud to be associated with Bank M as our partners this year again, they have been our main sponsors for the past 7 years in a row, thank you so much. We have just completed the refurbishing a 400m2 state of the art, Learning Resource Centre at the University of Dar es Salaam. The modern library provides information skills training, disability access and provision for e-services like journals, manuscripts, macro materials, maps, and much more - all encouraging social, interactive and collaborative learning spaces, all these have been done by the Rotary Clubs of Dar es salaam in partnership with Bank M”, she said.

The Marathon will be presided over by the retired President Mzee Ali Hassan Mwinyi who is the patron of the Rotary Dar Marathon.

Rotary clubs in Tanzania have managed to carry out huge community service projects and in the last 7 years the six clubs in Dar es Salaam formed the Rotary Dar Marathon, and to date the project has facilitated many community projects, one of them being state of the art Pediatric Oncology ward in sub Saharan Africa built at the Muhimbili National Hospital.

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