The Rotary Club of Taunton is actively involved in supporting projects globally which promote education, good health and international co-operation and understanding.
Many of the projects have far reaching benefits to less advantaged communities and include major initiatives to eradicate polio, supply water survival kits to disaster hit areas and a range of education programmes aimed at improving literacy and self-sufficiency. The Rotary Club of Taunton supports these national initiatives and also responds to emergencies by organising local collections for those affected by disasters such as earthquakes and floods whether in the UK or around the world.
As a Club we also support our own international projects. For a number of years, the Club has maintained long-standing partnerships with our sister Clubs in Lisieux in Normandy and in Taunton, Massachusetts, USA and has also funded the education and training of a teacher in Zambia.
Take a look at our recent visit to Lisieux where long-standing exchanges between our two Clubs have strengthened everlasting friendship.
more Taunton Rotary is supporting an exciting project in Nepal to improve fire fighting mobilisation and inter-agency working. Managed and run by ex-fireman Jason Snailham, who linked with Rotary in Nepal to ensure the project's success.
more Throughout our Centenary year we are proud to be supporting the Great Lakes Project, a charity which works in the world's poorest country, Burundi. Follow the stories and learn how lives have been transformed by this charity.
more Taunton Rotary, working with their sister Club in Lisieux Normandy has funded the cost of four years' secondary schooling (£400 per year per pupil) of two girls in the remote Himalayan province of Ladakh through the charity Himalayan Children.
more International co-operation is rewarded by success as 13 years on a young Zambian scholar works in secondary schools as a fully trained teacher and is now studying for his second degree.
more Malaria kills 600,000 a year: The Rotary Club of Taunton donates money for prevention
more Hands on Rotary. A team of Rotarians from Taunton Rotary Club worked together to create life saving Water Boxes which are sent as Emergency Kits to areas that have experienced a disaster.
more Members of Taunton Rotary Club along with partners, once again hosted their long-time sister Club in Lisieux, re-igniting old friendships and strengthening relationships between our two Clubs.
more Rotary International has played a major part in the eradication of polio