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We support exciting projects overseas

Did you know ....
  • More than 121 million children never go to school?
  • More than 1.1 billion people have inadequate access to water?
  • More than 3 billion people (half the world's population) live on less than £1.60 a day?

We want to help...

"When the Rotarians came, the children stopped dying" ........ woman in Haiti

We support a wide variety of sometimes very exciting projects overseas, through fund-raising and direct involvement.




School Building Project

The school in the Parbat District, Dhaulagiri near Pokhara, Nepal was established in July 1998 and has 304 students and 17 teaching staff. 11 of these are paid by the government and 6 from donations and villagers' contributions. Four of the original classrooms were in such a dilapidated state that they had to be evacuated in bad weather. The Rotary Club of Mounts Bay raised funds to enable the classrooms to be built to enable the school to achieve Higher Secondary status.

Polio Eradication

Since making the pledge in 1985 to eradicate polio - its most ambitious programme to date - Rotary International in partnership with health agencies has brought the number of cases of polio down by 99 percent.


Project Mala

The Rotary Club of Mounts Bay supports Project Mala, a charity that seeks out working children in remote villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh, India and gives them quality education in four R's - reading, writing, arithmetic and respect (respect for others and the environment as well as self-respect in personal hygiene good manners).

Shelter Box

MBRC raises money for ShelterBox, the brilliant international charity that was started by a local Rotary club and still has its headquarters in Helston. Since ShelterBox was founded, our club has raised enough money to send more than 50 boxes to disasters all over the world. 

Water Projects

Working with Rotarians in Ecuador and the local community, we raised money and obtained grants to build a water tank and filtration plant for a village community with 5,000 inhabitants. We also raised funds and obtained grants for purification equipment for seven orphanages and old people's homes. 

Another project with a value of £90,000 involved a partnership between three Rotary clubs in West Cornwall, a Rotary club in Ecuador, the local community of 12,000 mountain people, and the water company.

Shoe Box

Originally started by North West Rotary clubs in 1994, the Rotary Shoebox Scheme was then intended to provide children of Iasi, in north-east Romania with Christmas gifts. Since then, the scheme has become a national project supported not only by Rotary clubs but also by individuals, schools, companies, churches, Inner Wheel, Rotaract & Interact etc.


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Project ACE

"Aid Conservation through Education" (ACE) is a small charity based in Newmill, Cornwall, UK. They believe that education is the key to conservation and poverty eradication. They are committed to supporting rural primary education in developing countries and are currently assisting nine primary schools in rural Uganda.