Our last Group Study Exchange was with a district in The Philippines. When that district was devasated by Typhoon Hayan we immediately funded 4 shelterboxes worth £2,400 as disaster relief and committed to a further £1,000 for long term community recovery. With grant matching the £1,000 becomes £3,500, and so nearly £6,000 in total to help the Filipino communities in need.
After much deliberation it was agreed by the District Foundation Committee that this would be in the form of the building and equiping of 50 motorised fishing vessels with appropriate training at a total cost of £75,000. We look forward to following progress and seeing the name of Cardiff Bay Rotary on the side of two of the boats.
more We signed the 'CleanSeas' pledge to Turn the Tide on Plastic at the Volvo Round the World Challenge.
more Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable. In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children
more A £60,000 Rotary Foundation Global Grant between Cardiff Bay Rotary and Rotary clubs in Pune, India, led by the new, all female, Rotary Club of Pune Inspira, is addressing the challenge of safe disposal of sanitary napkins.
more We have actively supported Microfinance projects through Kiva since 2012 and our investment of US$ 3,250 has been re-lent time and again in 550 loans totalling US$14,000. In addition US$ 750 has been donated to local primary schools for the same purpose.
more A Rotary initiative from Southern Wales which funds travel costs for volunteer doctors and other healthcare workers to treat patients and train other medical staff in the developing world.
more Shelterbox was formed by Rotarians in Cornwall to provide immediate disaster relief to families who have lost everything. It provides immediate shelter and the tools to survive and restore dignity while people rebuild their lives.
more This is the MS Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital where our Jaipur Limb project was undertaken to fit 948 new limbs and improve the quality of life for the donees and their families.
more We have reserved funds for an International Peace Project to coincide with the Rotary International President's Peace Conference in February 2018
more The gift of a shoebox that contains toys, toiletries, educational items or household goods is a drop of happiness to the people of Eastern Europe who live in a world of poverty. For many, it will be the first present that they have ever received.