Not only does The Rotary Club of Elgin support Communities at Home, but the club very much supports projects and work Overseas
Rotarians from Clubs in the North of Scotland support many projects overseas. Our clubs work directly with Rotary clubs and communities around the world to provide sustainable clean water and sanitation systems, fight hunger and disease, improve literacy and education, enhancing maternal and child health, and help to grow local economies.
When natural disasters, such as earthquakes, typhoons or floods occur around the world, Rotarians are usually among the first people to take action. We organise collections and raise money for the various charities that are best equipped to provide relief for those in need. Through our support for survival kits such as ShelterBox, AquaBox and Disaster Aid we help to provide the basic essentials required in an emergency situation
Following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal the Club had collection points set up in and around Elgin. £15,000 was been raised from the collections and some £5,000 of that monies have already been despatched for Shelter Box for Shelter Kits
Working witih other Clubs in Rotary, Elgin over the years has supported:
Sand Dams in Malawi
First Steps Himalaya
Renal Dialysis Machines in India
Some of the other charities we support are:
Shoeboxes - in which we great some great support from local schools
Shelterboxes - Some £30,000 has been donated in the past 6 years including the Philipines, Pakistan, Japan, Haiti and Nepal
Working in Nepal
In the past 10 years 8,000 people in 6 communities in desperately poor Nepal have seen their lives transformed through water, sanitation and health and hygiene programmes led by Elgin and supported by 45 clubs in District 1010.
Nepalgunj in 2004, Laximpur in 2007, Nepane and Simle in 2010 and Bhaja and Kades in 2014 have all benefited through our partnership with NEWAH (Nepal Water for Health Group) and the support of District and Rotary Internationa grants. All have been visited by Rotarians from District 1010.
2 new projects for 2,000 poeple were ready to start at Morang and Udayapu near the Indian Border - this was until the Earthquake hit in April 2015.
2018 sees another trip to Nepal planned and more information can be found here
Progress report from Nepal can be found here here