Welcome to the home of the Lions Clubs of Multiple District 411, covering Ethiopia, Kenya, Seychelles, Tanzania and Uganda, comprised of over 3,000 strong Lions. Since inception in 1958, the Lions of Multiple District 411 consisting of the greater East Africa territory aforementioned have been the voice of the less fortunate for a better tomorrow.
The various Lions Clubs have also been keen in responding to prevailing needs within their communities e.g through Corneal transplants, cataract operations, the provision of sanitary towels, distribution of wheelchairs and mobility aids, hearing aids, provision of water through drilling bore-holes and tapping rain water, provision of books and schooling facilities etc.
Lions worldwide have been assisting those in need through our service projects and our flagship Sightfirst Program. In response to the demand for corneal tissue, the first ever eye bank in East and Central Africa was established in 2007 at the Lions SightFirst Eye Hospital in Loresho and was inaugurated by H.E The President of the Republic of Kenya, Hon Mwai Kibaki . With national blindness prevalence of 0.7 per cent (250,000 blind persons) and with corneal opacities contributing to 19 per cent blindness, it can be estimated that those in need of corneal transplant exceed 50,000 cases.
Lions Clubs of MD-411 have also been on the fore of the eradication of Malaria and Trachoma where partnerships with renowned organizations and governments have been mooted. The Lions Quest Program has seen school teachers trained on the implementation of a character building program on Skills For Adolescence (SFA). This program has been recommended by UNICEF, UNESCO and WHO.
Lions Clubs in MD-411 have also worked in the promotion of Peace among the young population through a Peace Poster competition school going children. This is a strategic investment in peaceful co-existence by the children who own the future.
Lions Clubs in MD-411 pride themselves in its pillars of membership by encouraging Family and Women membership development. This has seen the strengthening of community ties and a closer ear to the demanding needs in society.
In a recent survey, the Lions Clubs International Fund (LCIF) was ranked number one among NGOs worldwide. From 34 global organizations, LCIF came in first for its execution of programs, demonstrated accountability, communications internally and externally, program adaptability to the surrounding community and understanding of the goals of its Corporate supporters. We take pride in having won the prestigious “Best in the World Award” for Fundraising Charity Cookbooks at the prestigious Gourmand World Cook Book Awards in Paris 2010. We have also honored exemplary individuals for their tireless service to community including Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai who in 2010 was awarded with one of the Highest awards of Lions Clubs International, the Humanitarian Award.
We continue to respond to various needs in our various Communities and we invite you to share with spirit of service with us under our Motto “We Serve”