Congratulations to the newest Rotary club in the DRC!

With the help of Rotarians and HandUp Congo in Australia and the USA, Rotary Mbandaka in Equatorial Province received its charter on October 5, 2010. Above is a photo of president Dr. Max Ebengho (2nd from left) with Rotary’s 9150 District Governor (center) and incoming District Governor (left). In addition to his Rotary role, Max has a Masters in Public Health, and is coordinator for health projects in Equatorial Province. Fellow Rotarians in this club include Dr. Diderot Bolingo, a founder of HandUp Congo’s Lotumbe partner, FLO. Dr. Bolingo is the incoming president of the Mbandaka Rotary club, and is also on the management committee of FLO. FLO is a grassroots NGO that works with women and girls in Lotumbe, 200 km from Mbandaka.