International

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

Sponsoring a VSO volunteer in Malawi in 2017/18

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

A class using ipads to access lessons on maths and languages.

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A maths lesson this morning. If you look carefully, on the back 2 rows, the children are facing the other way and working quietly on their iPads.

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This is the cabinet that holds the iPads in a Learning Centre. You can see the iPads and the 2 batteries charged by a solar panel on the Learning Centre roof.

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Children washing hands before entering Learning Centre in Magareta.

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The Dungri Village Training Centre. 2017/18

The club helped to fund this project in northern India to build a classroom in a rural village.  The aim is to counter the population drift from rural areas to the cities by providing agricultural based training to young people.  Co-ordinators of this outreach project are The Doon School in Dehradum, Uttarakhand, India.

 The site at the start of works.

 Dungri VTC start

The classroom almost completed.

 Dungri VTC

Update - August 2018

The building has been extended upwards to create a second floor and toilets have been built on the outside.

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International Citizen Service. 2018

In 2017/18 the club helped to fund a volunteer in the International Citizen Service programme run by Charity Challenges Worldwide.  Jed Hetherington went to Ghana to assist growing small and medium sized enterprises.

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School library - Christmas Tinto Primary School, Cape Town S.A. 2015/16/17

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 near Cape Town.

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Water project in Ukerewe, Tanzania.  2013/14

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

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Orphanage in India

We help and support an orphanage in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India.  karun orphanage website 2013

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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