The Fiji Oxygen Project is designed to save the lives of children, in hospitals and clinics, who are currently dying due to the lack of a reliable supply of oxygen. 
 
It is supported by the Ministry of Health in Fiji, the University of Auckland Medical School, the Cure Kids charity and the Rotary Club of Remuera Inc. A few brief points highlighted, as follows: 
·      An Oxygen concentrator removes the nitrogen from the ambient air;                                       ·      The oxygen remaining can be used immediately or stored;
·      Each machine is powered by a solar panel and the technology is well proven; and                ·      Training for the use of the machine, maintenance and repair is provided and ongoing supervision carried out.
 
In combination two problems are solved:            1.     The unreliability of a constant electricity supply; and            2.     The cost, uncertainty and inconvenience of relying on imported oxygen cylinders.

A few of these units have already been successfully installed, but many more are needed. The units have had major and positive impacts on the likes of Taveuni Hospital and its patients, helping to bring essential oxygen in economic ways. For insight to the work and benefits of this project please see the Fiji Sun article (28 Oct 2017) and letter from Geoffrey Amos, Rotary Club of Taveuni Island (18 Nov 2017); or follow the link to the Cure Kids Fiji Update (Nov 2017).  
 
Two points which deserve emphasis are:            1.        The project is designed to be run by locals, for locals; and            2.        We believe that the project has the potential for global expansion.

Parties involved are working to raise (overall) $650,000 to ensure as many of these units as possible are installed nation-wide in Fiji.  Initially we aim to supply the equipment to 11 hospitals and health clinics. The Project has the support of both the past and present District Governors, with Rotary Remuera enlisting the support of Clubs in District 9920 and other groups and organisations, with the belief it is a project deserving of wide support. See the Cure Kids Fiji website or Project Information Flyer for more background. 
 
 
To express your interest in this project
 
Rotary Remuera (and the children of Fiji) would be most grateful for any contribution you can make. 
 
We are designing an appropriate plaque to recognise donations on the following basis:
            Platinum –Gifts of $60,000 or more            Gold – Gifts of $30,000 plus            Silver – Gifts of $10,000 plus            Bronze – Gifts of $5,000 plus

If you are making a donation, please email your bank transfer advice to rotaryremuera@gmail.com as this will help us to match the amount and record it accordingly. Donations to this cause made to our clubs Charitable Trust would meet New Zealand requirement for tax deductibility. If you require a receipt for tax purposes please let us know.

Bank details for the Rotary Club of Remuera Incorporated Charitable Trust are: 
Account Number: 02 0256 0043645 00.

Note the following: Payee – name/organisation Particulars – FijiO2ProjectReference – Donation.
 

The successful implementation of this project means that children who might otherwise die will live to make a contribution to the future of Fiji.

Help us achieve this essential life-saving project. Help us achieve GOLD.