Information on our international projects. This committee is combined with Foundation for 2017-2018 and is chaired by Rob Peters
Other International Projects
Chelmsford Phoenix has recently purchased a Shelterbox and is now actively saving for the next. The International Committee's plans also include the support of Mary's Meals.
The Shelterbox Organisation responds to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid.
'Our' Shelterbox has recently been deployed in Ethiopia. Please see letter herefor more information.
Each box supplies an extended family with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contents are tailored depending on the nature and location of the disaster, with great care taken sourcing every item to ensure it is robust enough to be of lasting value. The club has sponsored a further Shelterbox which is currently in store awaiting distribution. Our unique number is UK0069077 and the whereabouts of the box can be tracked at www.shelterbox.org
For more information on Shelterbox, click here.
Marys Meals is an international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.
Mary's Meals provides daily meals in schools for over 500,000 children in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, addressing the immediate needs of hungry children by giving them a daily meal, and enabling those children to receive an education that can provide an escape from poverty for themselves and their communities.
For more information, click here.
WorldWaterWorks & The Water Survival Box
World Water Works is dedicated to helping people escape the stranglehold of disease and poverty caused by disasters which destroy their homes and possessions and leave them without safe water and sanitation.
More information can be found here.
Vision Aid Overseas
Vision Aid Overseas runs a nationwide glasses collection scheme which operates to raise money for Vision Aid Overseas, to recycle and reuse old glasses, and to identify very good quality second-hand glasses that they can use in their international development work. Rotary Phoenix is supporting this effort by collecting used glasses.
More information is on the Vision Aid website here.