International

Our club participates in a number of international projects. Included in these are:

Sponsoring a VSO volunteer in Malawi

The club sponsored a volunteer for a year to support the Unlocking Talent educational project in Malawi.  See  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zuaDNcc48U&t 

 School library - Christmas Tinto Primary School, Cape Town S.A.

This library was constructed from a scond hand 40 foot shipping container and donated to the school.  The costs were shared by Maiden Erlegh RC and Heldeberg Sunrise RC in Cape Town.

Christmas Tinto 1

 

Jointly with other clubs in the UK and Sweden we were involved in a project on Ukerewe, the largest inhabited island in Lake Victoria in Tanzania, with a population of 350,000.  Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in Africa and Ukerewe, while being typical of many rural Tanzanian communities, is particularly isolated and disempowered.  The biggest town, Nansio, is a 3.5 hour ferry journey from the mainland.  The project is a broad ranging venture including work in the areas of water and sanitation, education, health/hospital schemes, literacy and vocational training.  At the heart of the scheme are proposals to boost local economic activity.

 Laying a waterpipe to a school that had no piped water

Laying a waterpipe

 Rebuilding a hospital maternity ward in Ukerewe

Rebuilding hospital ward

Constructing a school library in Ukerewe

Constructing a school library

 

 We help and support an orphanage in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India.  karun orphanage website

Karun 1

 

We have provided funding for Micro Credits . These are scheme set up locally in third world countries to provide loans to people starting small businesses, where no other finance would be available. There is a Micro Credit scheme in Ukewere.

 

We have funded a number of Shelter Boxes. Shelter Box is a Rotary supported charity that provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters, at the time when they need it the most.   shelter box website

 

We support Aquabox, which is similar to Shelter Box, but focusses on water purification equipment.   aquabox website

 

We help with street collections in response to major natural disasters.

 

We are regular contributors to Rotary's own charity, the Rotary foundation. As well as supporting the main charity, we have supported Polio Plus, the initiative to eradicate Polio from the world.  Polio website