Richard Caron

Past President - Rotary Club Of Windsor

February 17, 2016

Adventures in Tanzania. A father-daughter Rotary experience. Part II

CWEF Tanzania was established in November 2011 and is committed to empowering orphaned and vulnerable children in Tanzania through education sponsorship, i.e. to sending children to school who otherwise would not be able to attend.  Currently we are providing long-term education sponsorship for 42 children and are supporting 3 more on a year to year basis through general donations.  CWEF Tanzania works collaboratively with the Saidia Agriculture and Social Care Organization (SASCO) which was granted NGO status from the United Republic of Tanzania in September 2011. 

While CWEF Tanzania activities are limited to education, in order for our education initiative to be truly successful other  determinants of health including  shelter, the provision of consistent care and nourishment, access to clean water and health care, and hygiene must also be addressed.  To this end, certain members of our executive support the “Tanzania Project” of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) for projects outside of education.  Through Rotary, income-generating projects such as agriculture/farming and small business ventures are being implemented to provide financial support to the caregivers of children receiving CWEF TZ sponsorship such that the child’s complex needs are met and they can be successful at school   It is through the Rotary Club that all funds for projects unrelated to education are raised and sent to SASCO.

About the speaker

Rick Caron is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) and his classification is University Mathematics.  Rick led the 2009 Group Study Exchange team to Hungary, won his club’s 2012 "Rotarian of the Year” award and a 2013 Council of Governor’s (COG) award.  Rick is the Area 10 Assistant Governor and is the District Governor Nominee.  He is a PHF+8, a Benefactor and a member of the PHS.  He and his wife Wendy have two children.  Matthew practices corporate law in Leamington and Julie is an MD in Toronto.   

Julie is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline and is the founder and president of the Tanzanian Chapter of the Canadian World Education Foundation (CWEF)

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