International & Foundation Services
Activiities of the International/Foundation Committee
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Andrew Jackson, Rathin Khaund and Neil McKay
Committee Members for 2015-16 are Andrew Jackson, Rathin Khaund and Neil McKay. In the forthcoming year the intention is to build on the successful topics of previous year
1) Thomas Blake Glover scholar.
A) Later this year in August/September the club will be welcoming the Thomas Blake Glover scholar selected by the Nagasaki Rotary clubs in Japan. We will then arrange hosting and a programme of events to suit the interests of the visiting Japanese student. As in previous years, the assistance of the entire club will be required.
B) In 2016 it will be the turn of our club to send a TBG scholar to Japan for three weeks and discussions will take place with Aberdeen University on the selection process. It is expected that the University will assist financially as in past years on a 50:50 basis and will be involved in the selection process. Aberdeen City Council will also be asked for a contribution
2) Shelterbox.The need for shelterboxes has been highlighted by recent disasters and this is an excellent way to support those in greatest need in times of despair.
3)Shoebox Appeal. As in previous years it is hoped that shoeboxes can be filled and sent to parts of Eastern Europe where they are greatly appreciated. A recent report by District showed the need for these presents for children who have no comforts or treats to sustain them.
4) Mwingi School , Kenya. This project has been ongoing for a number of years and donations, amongst other things, assist the school to deliver teaching and provide teaching aids for the eager pupils.
5) The Gathimba Edwards Foundation. This project highlighted by Jack, supports under-privileged children. The Pavilion Village in Karatina, Kenya has been set up to provide secure accommodation for youngsters, most of whom have been orphaned, abandoned or abused. At present,the charity supports 174 children, having started with 22. It was established by local athlete Myles Edwards and Kenyan athlete, Gideon Gathimba. Myles and his father have spoken to the club previously and Myles will be happy to do so in the coming months.6) Foundation. It is recommended that a sum is donated to Foundation.