International and Foundation
The committee chairman for 2016/2017 is Barry Ratcliffe.
This committee oversees those activities which we undertake to advance international understanding, goodwill and peace, fostering acquaintances with people overseas, their cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations and problems.
We have a number of projects which we support on a rolling program.
Our main project is Devon Aid Korogwe, a charity set up by a local couple to supply safe water to the people in that region of Tanzania.
We also support a number of students in their further education in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Kilifi, Kenya through our association with the charity KESHO. We provde financial assistance to enable them to complete their education, thus enabling them to progress to university and into employment.
Our third main activity is to provide micro loans through KIVA. We are able to provide relatively small amounts to help people grow their businesses in places such as South America, India and Africa.