As a global organisation, Rotary Clubs are encouraged to consider how they can support international projects, often using the Foundation as part of the funding package.
These projects are often undertaken with host Clubs in the country of the project.
Our Club also supports three projects managed by others from Somerset that make an enormous positive impact around the world.
For the 2018/19 Rotary year, the Club agreed to support the following projects under the International banner.
World Waterbox; Waterbox provides safe drinking water for families who have no access to safe drinking water and have lost their homes and possessions.
For more information http://www.watersurvivalbox.org
The Club will also continue to support School in a Bag. School in a Bag is a simple solution created to help poor, orphan, vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world. Each SchoolBag is filled with stationery, learning resources and eating utensils that will enable a child to write, draw, colour, calculate, express themselves and above all learn. An education for these children could be their passport to a life out of hardship and poverty.
For more information http://schoolinabag.org
Subject to funding, our club will support (via a £500 contribution) the Rotary Club of Yeovil in conjunction with Rotary District 1200, which has started a project to rebuild a school in Helambu Province, Nepal. The anticipated cost of the project is £64,000. The project will be run by the Nepalese NGO, Helambu Education Livelihood Partnership (HELP) in association with School in a Bag (SIAB) (an initiative run by the UK registered charity, the Piers Simon Appeal) and the Mondo Challenge Foundation (MCF).
Finally, our club will adopt a flexible approach during the year and if appropriate consider support for any other International related projects that might arise during the year.
Stuart Cave International Officer 2018-19
The Langport Arms