Rotary aims to support the less fortunate by helping them to help themselves.
In the International Community this means that most of our projects are designed to kick start a process which enourages the less fortunate to take ownership of their lives in a self sustaining way.
Our efforts are usually concentrated on the provision of basic necessities; those which we take for granted in the Developed World! These include the supply of clean water, food, sanitation, healthcare and education. The self reliance this fosters leads to self respect and the development of communities which move forward on paths of their own choice and making.
Of course life is never that simple. Natural disasters occur which need help on a large scale and we support charities who specialise in the provision of emergency aid, such as ShelterBox and AquaBox.
Man-made disasters also occur usually involving some form of dispute between different communities. Through its Peace Programme Rotary helps to foster conflict resolution around the world.
To see more of what we do please follow the links below. Details of our 2015 "hands on" project to build a Sand Dam in Kenya are here.
You may, quite rightly, ask why support Rotary to achieve these aims. We have one huge advantage over many others trying to help the less fortunate. This advantage is our network of over 1.2 million Rotarians around the world, all working to the same ends. By working with our local colleagues we can be very certain the funds and goods supplied reach only their intended recipients and that these "local" Rotarians will keep an eye on the progress of the project to ensure it achieves its aims.
International Projects see links to the right of this page ►.
If you are interested to learn more about membership of Rotary and what we do please contact us and we would be happy to explain further.
more A Global Grant Project to which we contributed Â£3,000.
more Provision of 50 school desks for Manambaro Lycee, Anosy Region SE Madagascar
more Working with Red Cross and Jersey Overseas Aid Commission to help those in the Nepal disaster area.
more After helping nearby Khipro we help to build a new school for the children of Dhiki all under the watchful eye of Sister Roberta Kilbride.
more A great example of UK Rotary Clubs working together with Rotarians in India to provide cataract operations and now specialist retinal procedures.
more A pre school facility which is housed in metal shipping containers and looks after 130 two to six year olds.
more Providing 12 mobile dental surgeries and training in their use. A joint project with the Rotary Clubs of Dili Timor Leste and Romsey Test.
more The Rotary Clubs of Jersey and de la Manche working together to build a Sand Dam in Kenya.
more News of Toni Roberts and Allan Smith's visit.
more A joint project involving 4 Rotary Clubs. Canvey Island and Jersey in the UK and Chimio and Beira in Mozambique.
more Graduation day for the ladies of Khipro
more By feeding children a daily meal of porridge when they attend school, Mary's Meals helps hungry children and gives them a route out of poverty by education.
more We have made donations to the Cure Hospital in Malawi for the provision of operations to cure "club foot".
more Children have a right to be educated, read on to see how you can help.
more Rotary in India's partnership with Fortis Hospitals to provide cardiac surgery for children.
more The home of the Jaipur Limb Trust in India an initiative by Mr D R Metha and supported by Rotary around the world.
more Khipro, Sindh Province, Pakistan education and empowerment of women in the community.
more Solar Powered Water project at the Jersey Technical Senior Secondary School.
more Building a new school at Rongo, Oyugis, Western Kenya.
more How to collect clean water for use by the whole community.