The Rotary Club of Oyster Bay in Dar es Salaam provides medical services for the students of Msasani A and B schools in a one-day medical camp on the school’s premises. Students are offered medical check-ups, treatment and counseling for a number of medical conditions. The medical camp is part of the ongoing engagement of Rotary Oyster Bay to support the Msasani Primary Schools.



As part of its ongoing engagement with Msasani Primary Schools, Rotary Oyster Bay has organised a one-day medical camp at the schools’ premises on the 12th of August. With the large support of Diamond Trust Bank, and in cooperation with the doctors of Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU), the medical students of both Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and IMTU, the countless effort of its volunteers, Rotary Oyster Bay is able to provide the students with a wide variety of medical services.

These services include medical checks, treatments for dental conditions, eyesight, malaria, deworming, ENT (ear, nose & throat), and skin conditions as well as counselling for hygiene and other matters. Additionally, the students are supplied with respective medications, hygiene materials such as sanitary pads, food and water. Msasani Primary Schools have currently about 1,200 students on two different campuses enrolled.

The club is also very grateful to receive the support of Knight Support, Jilichem Ltd, The Pharmacy, Sayona, Mansoor Daya Ltd, Whitedent, Vital Supplies and Cello Tanzania in this year’s camp.


For Vikash Shah, President of Rotary Oyster Bay, the medical camp is “one prime example of how Rotarians serve their communities: hands-on projects in the areas where help is most needed, carried by the personal and financial effort of volunteers who want to make a difference in society.”

Kirubakaran Ramakrishnan, project coordinator, says that Rotary Oyster Bay is very happy to provide the students with these medical services. “Only healthy and happy students reach their full potential. Being at good health is hence an integral component of a child’s education and his or her future”.

Rotary Oyster Bay’s support for Msasani Primary Schools does not end with the medical camp. The club has carried out a number of projects at the school in the past, such as a water and sanitation project, access to clean and safe drinking water to all students and the refurbishment and restocking of two school libraries and a perimeter wall for the protection of school properties and the safety of students. In the last year, Rotary Oyster Bay has started a project to build new toilet facilities for the school.