See the Worldwide Map of ProjectsWorking overseas is incredibly rewarding as it affords unique opportunities to learn about other cultures and develop personal skills. Firm and lasting friendships are formed through sharing skills and helping to make a difference to other people's lives.
The international nature of Rotary offers great opportunities for partnership working with clubs both in the Thames Valley District and further afield. Sharing skills and expertise greatly enhances the scope of a project, as well as relieving pressure on fundraising. Working with local clubs in the project area is essential to ensure the success and sustainability of any project. It is a mandatory requirement when applying for a Global or District grant
There are many small specialist charities who work overseas and have existing partnerships in the countries they work with, such as Alan's Africa, Build on Books, Wye Valley Zambia Project, Microcredit, Excellent Sand Dams. They welcome Rotarian support because it brings networking and vocational skills.
Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters, at the time when they need it the most. Read more......
In adition to rapid response from HQ in Cornwall, prepositioned ShelterBoxes are stored in strategic locations across the globe, enabling the quick deployment of aid on a large scale anywhere in the world.
Providing safe drinking water in disaster areas. Practical presentations available now on the updated Aquabox schemes from David Sutherland and Andrew Fairbairn Read more....
Every Aquabox now contains an Aquafilter Family, replacing the previous chlorine tablets and carbon filters, to give a longer lasting solution.
Which Box? Find one best suited to a particular situation. Download information HERE
Clubs can also work with those in different geographical areas via the numerous twinning schemes that Rotary International provide.
The International Service Committee aims to introduce clubs to other clubs working in the same areas. This can be a positive influence in that successful outcomes can be shared and potential pitfalls due to local customs and beliefs can be identified.
The International Committee can help clubs with:
• How to start a community needs analysis
• Identifying and advising on required elements of training, essential to the sustainability of a project.
• Guidance on how to review what is available locally to ensure that the local people know how to use and maintain donated equipment.
• How to ensure that spare parts are sourced locally.
• Providing guidance on measurable outcomes
• Developing stronger Rotary networks of clubs and districts from different countries
• Identifying Rotary clubs in the host countries for the local sponsorship required by Grant projects
more Aquabox Response to the Bahamas in the Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian
more When the deadly Ebola virus was killing thousands of people in West Africa, Brian Jonson and Marlow Rotary club sprung into action partnering with RC Monrovia in Liberia. Lives were saved and the partnership endures to address the aftermath of the crisis.
more Creating clean water storage in dry lands, using local resources and creating sustainable futures
more Working, funding and forging relationships with organisations which aim to alleviate the effects of poverty, disease (HIV/AIDS) and violence on African children and the greater communities that they live in.
more Information on the opportunities for fellowship with Rotarians around the globe.
more Partner organisation for District 1090
more Microcredits and animal husbandry education
more Rotary Doctor Bank is a charity run by Rotarians in South Wales and maintains a register of doctors and nurses who carry out voluntary work abroad. (3 pages below this)
more Clubs throughout District 1090 are keen supporters of Shelterbox and respond in times of need in addition to contributing to this award-winning charity on a regular basis. (8 pages below this)
more The Rotary Box Schemes are an important contribution to practical aid in countries suffering from poverty and disasters. (1 page below this)