Friday, June 04, 2010

May 17, 2009
US Rotarians visit Institutes for special children

Rotarians Lon and Helen Penna from Rotary Club of Glenville, Rotary International District 7190, New York, USA) visited Al-Kharwarzi Institute for the Physically Handicapped Children where Rotary Club of Lahore Garrison has provided braces to its students through a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant. The US Rotarians showed special interest in the students suffering from Cerebral Palsy (C.P.). They visited them in their classes and interacted with them. They also visited the physiotherapy center and were impressed by the way everything was organized. Later, they later visited Shalimar Institute for the Hearing Impaired Children. They visited the classes and played games with the children. They also saw their artwork and paintings which had won many prizes. They praised the children for their art work.

They also visited the LRBT Hospital where Rotary has donated an Ophthalmic Operating Microscope worth US$ 60,000 through a Matching Grant. The Hospital provides free eye care and surgeries to all its patients. Later, they visited Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital. They were pleasantly surprised to know that more than 70% of the patients are provided free cancer treatment. They also met with Dr. Faisal Sultan, chief executive officer of the Hospital. District Governor 2010-11 Shehzad Ahmed, President Aslam Chaudhry and Secretary Elect Raheela Malik of Rotary Club of Lahore Garrison were with them during the visits.

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