Our partnerships with communities and organisations overseas, providing safe water, promoting maternal and child health, responding to emergencies and supporting those in zones of conflict
Rotary Clubs in District 1090 have a strong tradition of supporting Communities overseas
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Working overseas is incredibly rewarding as it affords unique
opportunities to learn about other cultures and develop personal skills. Firm and
lasting friendships are formed through sharing skills and helping to make a difference to other people's lives.
Working with other Clubs
The international nature of Rotary offers great opportunities for
partnership working with clubs both in the Thames Valley District and
further afield. Sharing skills and expertise greatly enhances the scope
of a project, as well as relieving pressure on fundraising. Working with
local clubs in the project area is essential to ensure the success and
sustainability of any project.
Clubs can also work with those in different geographical areas via the numerous twinning schemes that Rotary International provide.
Working in partnership with other charities
There are many small specialist charities who work overseas and have existing partnerships in the countries they work with, such as Gaga, Lunch4Learning, Microcredit, Excellent Sand Dams. They welcome Rotarian support because it brings networking and vocational skills.
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.
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.
Which Box? Find one best suited to a particular situation. Download information HERE
Mainly for Rotarians
The International Service Committee aims to introduce clubs to other clubs working in the same areas. This can be a positive influence in that successful outcomes can be shared and potential pitfalls due to local customs and beliefs can be identified.
The International Committee can help clubs with:
• How to start a community needs analysis
• Identifying and advising on required elements of training, essential to sustainability of a project.
• Guidance on how to review what is available locally to ensure that the local people know how to use and maintain donated equipment.
• How to ensure that spare parts are sourced locally.
• Providing guidance on measurable outcomes
• Developing stronger Rotary networks of clubs and districts from different countries
• Identifying Rotary clubs in the host countries for the local sponsorship required by Grant projects
Download The Rotary Foundation: A Simple Guide for more details on grants
(revised March 2014)