Project #2534

1st Palestinian Birth+Prenatal Ctrs, Jordan Valley

by Rebuilding Alliance
Mar 21, 2012

Near to Fruition of Birthing Center

Dear Friends,
I am writing to update you about the status of this project and let you know about important upcoming milestones related to our Birthing Center project.

  1. First, our birthing center project is so close to fruition, just $800 to reach the Rebuilding Alliance portion of our fundraising goal.   Why the Rebuilding Alliance portion?  You may remember that altogether, this is a rather large project involving both training and equipment.  Your donation helps pay for the training side of the project.  Separately, there is a Rotary Matching grant proposal to fund the equipment side of the project with about seven Rotary Clubs (including the new Rotary Club of Ramallah and the Rotary Club of Nazareth) donating the first tier of matching funds.  Just one or two more Rotary Clubs are needed to contribute funds and then their application will be sent to Rotary International to close the matching grant.
  2. We will soon begin arranging a trip to Al Aqaba to coincide with the equipment installation and medical training on site.  We look forward to arranging this trip through Green Olive Tours -- with travel through the West Bank and Israel, hosted in part by the Rotary clubs in both places.  I look forward to sending you more information about this soon!
  3. Right now, our plan is to install the birthing center in the Al Aqaba Medical Clinic  (4 rooms plus reception area), however, our little birthing center could be the start of something much bigger.   In the week ahead, Donna Baranski-Walker, our Executive Director, will travel to Jerusalem to meet with the office of the Latin Patriarch and their attorneys at the St. Ives Human Rights Center to ask them to lease the Vatican Land adjacent to Al Aqaba village to build a Rehabilitation Hospital.  Let's hold on to big hopes -- our birthing center may eventually be part of a much larger hospital, and the village of Al Aqaba will see dreams realized instead of demolition orders.

Thank you again for your support, and your patience.


Rudolfo San Miguel
GlobalGiving Coordinator
Rebuilding Alliance

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Rebuilding Alliance

Location: Burlingame, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Donna Baranski-walker
Executive Director
San Mateo, CA United States
$40,050 raised of $48,000 goal
535 donations
$7,950 to go
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