At a recent Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club meeting, Rotarian Zubair Bakubye updated members on two Uganda-based projects for which the club took fundraising leadership roles. The first project provided sewing machines, computers, training, and counseling for neglected former female child soldiers. As a result of the $33,500 project, Zubair reported that “the women have become more self-sufficient and a positive part of the local community rather than being outside of it.” The second project provided clean water for a Uganda hospital where the existing water system had severely deteriorated. The $37,500 project helped create a new well, refurbish the hospital’s water tank, and install new utilities. For more information visit