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ROTARY ACTION GROUP AGAINST SLAVERY
Rotary Derwentside member Jacqui has just returned from Cambodia with the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery. The aim of the visit was to work on a project in a rescue mission for orphans. The 56 orphans who reside at the mission come mainly from Myanmar. Orphans in these parts are often taken by traffickers and sold into slavery, often the sex trade.
The aim of the project was to solve a problem in the laundry area of the mission. Drying the clothes of 56 children during the wet season was very difficult as the laundry had no roof. The project involved laying down a new concrete base and adding a roof.
The project was completed successfully. It was supported financially by Rotary Derwentside and the Rotary Foundation through a district grant.
This project is a fine example of how Rotary solves practical problems in order to improve the lives of others. One of our earlier projects was in Benin, West Africa. A primary school had a problem with snakes and a snake catcher was employed to clear the snakes away and keep the children safe. Rotary Derwentside with the support of other Rotary clubs, built a permiter wall around the school keep the snakes out and the snake catcher was re-employed as a caretaker so he did not lose his income.
If you'd like to learn more about this project you can come along on the 18th of March, when Jacqui will be giving a presentation on her trip to Cambodia and Thailand. The bar will be open. You will also have the opportunity for learning about our other projects. See our EVENTS page.
We are delighted to report that our second Rotakids group has been launched. The group is based at Red Rose Primary School in Chester-Le-Street and they are currently planning their first events.
The Wheelchair Foundation
The Wheelchair Foundation aims to deliver wheel chairs to every child, teen and adult that needs one, wherever in the world.
For further information about Rotakids click here.
We have been supporters of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award for many years and we sponsor at least one RYLA candidate each year. This year will be no different. We are currently looking for a RYLA candidate aged between 16 and 20. Click HERE
Hearing Link and Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland have come together to collectively support the national Let’s Hear initiative – to create better hearing experiences for people in our local communities.
Our club will be participating in this project in the coming Rotary year and we will be reporting on how we will be doing this.
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The Rotary year begins on the 1st of July and ends on June 30th
2019 - 2020
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