Our Clubs in Great Britain & Ireland are able to work directly with Clubs in disaster hit areas across the world to assess what aid is needed and we can be sure that money raised goes directly to those in need. Projects range from providing water and sanitation, disease prevention, literacy projects, education, building schools, hospitals, water wells and growing local economies through sustainable development.
When disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons or floods occur around the world, we are quick to respond through our support for survival kits such as ShelterBox and AquaBox which provide the basic essentials required in an emergency situation.
We are currently (2015) working with The Rotary Club of Bo, Sierra Leone to create a Micro Credit Scheme to provide Start Up finance for new business oportunities. Although delayed because of the Ebola crisis we are hopeful that we shall see this develop quickly in the coming year and indeed beyond.
Our annual Shoebox appeal has been growing year on year. Supported by local schools we have been able to contibute a record number to be distributed through the Rotary Organisation to Motenegro, the Phillipines, Tanzania, and Albania.
Our relationships with the Rotary Clubs of Oberhausen & Pont Audemer are strong and "twinning" meetings, both home and abroad, are enjoyable and very sociable occasions.