Rotary International District 1090
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Rotary Clubs in District 1090 have a proud tradition for supporting International Projects.
The International Service Committee aims to introduce clubs to other clubs working in the same areas. This can act as a positive influence in that you can share positive outcomes but also highlight potential pitfalls due to local customs and beliefs.
Future Vision will be heralding a change for International projects as in order to get Global grants it will require the following criteria: -
- Relate to one or more of the areas of focus
- Support humanitarian projects
- Support vocational training teams to enhance local skills
- Sustainable outcomes (i.e. project continues after funds ahave been expended.
- Provide measurable outcomes
- Develop stronger Rotary networks of clubs and districts from different countries
- Must be sponsored by one Rotary Club where the grant project will take place.
See Future Vision training sessions for more information. Click on the map to view the locations of District 1090 international projects.
WaterAid and Rotary International in Zambia
The District International Service Chairman Gillian Pearce is running in the London Marathon 21st April 2013. Rotary International is working to improve water and sanitation in the Samfya District in Zambia. The project aims to provide low technologies and skills to equip people to provide 9200 people with safe water and sanitation. Please sponsor Gillian, you can donate to http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/GillianPearceRotarian or send money to the treasurer at the Rotary Club of Elthorne-Hillingdon.
Working, funding and forging relationships with organisations which aim to alleviate the effects of poverty, disease (HIV/AIDS) and violence on African children and the greater communities that they live in. An opportunity for real 'hands-on Rotary'. Read more....
The Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper [RCAV] has sixteen villages operating an agricultural-based microcredit scheme in rural Western Uganda in Mubende District. This project has been developed with our charity partner, Kulika Uganda. The scheme has developed from a pilot starting in 2008. Well-established stable groups of subsistence farmers were identified and monitored by Kulika. Each had a Key Farmer Trainer * [KFT] in their village. A team of RCAV rotarians visited these villages and seminars entitled “Happy Animals” were given, including advice on basic animal husbandry. In those villages where these husbandry techniques were seen to be put into practice, a microcredit loan scheme was set up, funded by RCAV. Read more .....
Hand up for Africa
Working in conjunction with Opportunity International have been informed that they can be funded pound for pound until the 14th February 2013, further information from firstname.lastname@example.org Please help with donations
A charity within Rotary run by Rotarians in South Wales the Doctor Bank maintains a register of doctors and nurses who carry out voluntary work abroad, mainly in Africa. Clubs in D1090, companies and individuals in the Thames Valley area have been supporting the work of Dr Jim McWhirter at Kamuli Mission Hospital in Uganda. Read more......
Read the article Fighting for Survival written by Rotarian Gillian Pearce about her experience in Kamuli which was printed in the Royal College of Midwives Magazine.
This has resulted in support from the Rotary Club of Elthorne-Hillingdon. Our award winning playwright and fellow Rotarian Joan Greening wrote a play Madame Blavatsky Lives which is a comedy about a psychic who issues a prophecy to 3 friends that one will divorce, one will marry and one will die. The prophecies start to come true. The play ran for 2 nights during the Ickenham Festival and it was an outstanding success.
Clubs also support 'Box schemes', such as Shelterbox, Aquabox and the Rotary shoe box gift scheme
Shelterbox provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters, at the time when they need it the most. Read more......
In adition to rapid response from HQ in Cornwall, prepositioned ShelterBoxes are stored in strategic locations across the globe, enabling. the quick deployment of aid on a large scale anywhere in the world.
ShelterBox and Rotary International formed a project partner agreement this year, signed by John Hewko, Rotary International's CEO and General Secretary, and Tom Henderson OBE, ShelterBox Founder.
Young ShelterBox - Disaster Relief
Winning picture from young shelterbox supporters. Annual event
To enter the competition follow link http://www.youngshelterbox.org/teacher.php
The new competition is being announced February 2013. See attached page for ideas with schools.
Providing safe drinking water in disaster areas. Practical presentations available now on the updated Aquabox schemes from Andrew Fairbairn Read more....
Every Aquabox now contains an Aquafilter Family, replacing the previous chlorine tablets and carbon filters, to give a longer lasting solution.