Our International Work
Our International Committee is organised by Stan Taylor and these are the plans, proposed by his committee for the current year.
Over the past few years our Rotary Club has developed a relationship with a community organisation working in rural Uganda.
For the past 3 years we have financed the purchase of Solar Lamps for families with children attending school which allows them to continue school work at home without the need to buy expensive Kerosene for lamps. In the current Rotary year, we will continue to finance the purchase of more solar lamps.
Vale of Belvoir Rotary has been a regular supporter of both Shelterbox and Aquabox charities which provide disaster relief to stricken communities and we have continued that support.
We have also sponsored a pupil through education in Nepal via the Fishtail Project. Our sponsored student is coming to the end his school time and are likely to continue sponsorship for a further period of vocational training.
Sponsorship of a new pupil has been agreed.
We will also support Rotary’s long term worldwide effort Polio Plus aimed at the eradication of Polio worldwide. This has been a long hall but is very close to success and continued effort is required ensure complete eradication of this debilitating disease.
We will hold a fundraising event in the Spring of 2018 with proceeds donated directly to the Polio Plus project which will be matched 2 for 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
A mass Crocus planting in a public area in support of the Polio Plus “Purple for Polio Campaign” is also planned.
We are also considering taking part in a project to collect surplus bicycles for refurbishment and donation to communities in Africa to help pupils get to school and people to get to work.