Our International Projects
Limavady Rotary is committed to supporting District Rotary projects as well as a few of our own.
Since 2009 Rotary in Ireland has linked with Light of Maasai, a charity which operates in Kenya to help the local tribe overcome harsh living conditions.
The Maasai are one of the few remaining tribes in Africa who continue to live by their culture and tradition. They continue to dress in their traditional clothes and live in the traditional mud and cow dung Manyatta. They are a proud and peaceful tribe who think only of their animals and who try to be happy no matter what difficulties they face.
Project Rombo is a long term District 1160 project to build strong, secure communities for the people living in the village. The aim is to ease the hardship they face due to drought, the killer disease AIDS which is spreading rapidly amongst them, the lack of basic education, clean water and the lack of a basic health-care system.
Project Rombo tackles issues concerning education, water, and health.
It is an artificial leg, developed at the Mahaveer hospital in Jaipur, India. The unique component is the Jaipur foot, a clever combination of wood and various densities of rubber vulcanised into a realistic looking brown foot.
The Jaipur limb is hard-wearing and will last for three or four years, longer if worn with a shoe.
One of the major differences between the Jaipur technology and western technology is the cost – whereas a western limb will cost between £1,000.00 and £2,000.00, a Jaipur limb can be made and fitted for as little as £30.00. A small price to get someone back on their feet.
This organisation gathers unwanted bicycles and ships them to Africa for children to use to get to school. That in itsefl is a wonderful idea but they also provide training in bicycle maintenance to give young people skills confidence and ambition in poor regions. to date over 13,000 disused bikes have become valuable assets to rural school children in The Gambia.
Every year thousands of communities, often with no warning, lose their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods. Every day they are faced with a battle for survival.
Shelterbox provides emergency shelter
and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by
disaster and humanitarian crisis responding to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes,
tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency
humanitarian aid to communities in need.
ShelterBox aid is tailored to a disaster but typically includes a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack.
The Freeplay Lifeline is the world’s most popular humanitarian radio. It has brought untold benefits and hope to millions of listeners in the developing world. Lifeline ensures that radio content can be effectively heard by people anytime, anywhere.
These radios provide education and entertainment to families in rural Africa without plugs, without batteries.
When a crisis hits, Rotary acts. In the last few years we've seen disaster strike in the Philippines then Nepal. Limavady Rotary has jumped to aid victims with donations to reputable relief agencies on the ground and with ShelterBoxes which gives families a chance to recover when their homes have been destroyed.
As an example we raised over £2000 towards building emergency shelters in Nepal with our sister Rotary club in Bhaktapur. This is the result, homes for extended families.