OUR WORK OVERSEAS
Rotarians believe in the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. See this page for how we have put this into practice.
Our current international projects include:
Helping to set up a Dental Treatment Centre in Brazil
Working with members of Rotary Clubs who are themselves qualified and registered dentists, we are providing financial assistance to set up a completely free community dental service in a rural district called Franca, some 300 miles west of Sao Paulo city. This will be staffed entirely by volunteer Rotarians who will each give their time and expertise without charge on a rota basis. Our funding assistance will enable a surgery to be established with suitable equipment.
Planting Trees in Tanzania
In association with the charity, Sustainable Global Gardens, we cotributed to the planting of over 2,000 trees on the slopes of Mount Kilamanjaro in Tanzania. Planting on Kilimanjaro and in West Kenya established the advantages of agroforestry for small scale farmers where trees can provide fruits for improving nutrition, fuel wood, fodder, shade and a supplementary income while maintaining good soil conditions on the farm.
Projects that we have completed in the past include
Provision of equipment for a health centre in Rwanda
Having received a visit and presentation from Dr James Derrick, a retired GP who is involved with the a Health Centre in Rwanda, we raised funds and, with the help of a grant from Rotary Foundation, and were able to provide for the purchase of an untrasonic scanner for use in the maternity department. We also provided funds for a security fence for the centre.
Gifts of books, computer equipment & clothing to a school in India
With the assistance of fellow members of our Club One of our members collected almost 200 boxes of textbooks and 85 boxes of clothing for children at a village School in India. as well as providing computers, monitors and printers for the school
Contribution of essential supplies and equipment for people affected by natural disasters
The Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne has, in recent years, funded twenty-five Shelterboxes that have been sent to area affected by disasters in various parts of the world, providing relief for 250 people.
Providing equipment for a rehabilitation centre in Brazil
In co-operation with a Brazilian Rotary Club and with assistance from grants from The Rotary Foundation, a very substantial sum was raised to purchase capital equipment to set up a Rehabiliatation Centre called CREIA in that very small town, Cristais Paulista.
Funding a clean water project in Peru.
The Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne helped to fund the building of a water tower in the Amazonian region of Peru to provide clean water for a training centre and local residents.
Equipping science laboratories for an Indian school
With the help of grants from Rotary International the Rotary Club of Newcastle upon Tyne, in partnership with the Rotary Cub of Morinda in India, funded the provision of three science laboratories for a school in the Punjab.