Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

Sadly there are an increasing number of natural disasters around the world. The Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo is committed to supporting victims of natural disasters through the work of our International Committee. Our Club is an active supporter of the work that Disaster Aid Australia does in providing quick and effective response to natural disasters and on-going help to get communities back on their feet after disastrous events. Funds raised from our fundraising efforts and supplemented by income from the Rotary Op Shop to the value of $20,000 has been provided to Disaster Aid Australia in the past two years for their work in assisting the Philippines Vanuatu and Nepal recover from horrific natural disasters. Disaster Aid Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that channels 100% of funds donated to it, to relief and rehabilitation work necessary in the event of a natural disaster. More information on this organisation can be found by clicking this link....
Rotary Australia World Community Service

Rotary Australia World Community Service

Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) assists Rotary Clubs in Australia with the development and management of international community service projects. RAWCS supported our Club and specifically Rotarian Stevie O’Rielly in building the KTK Secondary School project in Cambodia in 2014-2015. Whether it’s projects to help rebuild in the aftermath of disaster, programs to bring education to countries where illiteracy stifles development or bringing health care and medical aid to those who can least access it, RAWCS so often has a hand in helping the world stand on its feet. RAWCS supports Rotary Clubs in sending teams of volunteers to developing countries to provide assistance upon the development of much needed facilities, especially within the health and education areas. Advice, assistance and training in building, construction and commercial operations (for example, assistance in obtaining microfinance) are are also provided by RAWCS to support developing communities in establishing themselves. For more information visit...
The Days for Girls Project

The Days for Girls Project

In many developing nations not having sanitary supplies can mean days without school, days without income and days without leaving the house. Girls miss up to two months of school every year. To address this issue and give girls across the globe education, safety and dignity, Days for Girls International was founded in 2008. Days for Girls provides washable feminine hygiene kits to girls and women who would otherwise go without, enabling them to not miss valuable days from their education or employment. It has been proven that: Girls who have sanitary hygiene are confident in school so more likely to graduate; For every year of education a girl receives her future income increases; When a girl has seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children. Days for Girls has been strongly supported by Rotary International. In Australia, over 2000 kits have passed through assembly lines to many countries. They are sent with people traveling on business, pleasure, missions, or project charity work who have the opportunity to deliver to local boarding schools/orphanages and anywhere there is a need. Impoverished communities are also assisted in starting their own programs to supply kits and training. Our Club in conjunction with Inner Wheel are getting involved with Days For Girls via our International Committee. It is a worthwhile cause and we encourage you to get involved and invite your sewing friends to volunteer also. The more we can make a difference to girl’s lives the better we will all be! To learn more about Days for Girls and how you can become involved...
Donations In Kind

Donations In Kind

Donations in Kind (DIK) is a program supported by Rotary Clubs in Australia which grew out of the compassion and concern of returning overseas volunteers. This recycling and reuse program involves the collection, sorting, packing, dispatch and distribution of donated items to countries in need of these goods. Many goods and products, for which organisations in Australia have no further use, are valuable commodities in needy countries. While 50 computers with non-flat screen monitors and less than 1 gigabyte of memory may be obsolete for some corporate offices, they might instead be of significant value in helping the education of underprivileged students in East Timorese universities or in assisting with the accountancy of microfinance finance projects in Africa. Donations in Kind received $2,000 from our Club in 2015. In addition some Club members are involving themselves in a future Rotary Australia World Community Service project, to set up a hospital in Timor Leste.  Through the incredible work of Rotarian Peter Kelly and good relationships with aged care facilities, hospitals and businesses we are able to source many valuable items that are needed in underprivileged countries. These items will be housed in the DIK warehouse until such time that the container-full, can then be shipped to Timor Leste. We have also benefited from DIK store when the Days For Girls project needed specific manufacturing equipment that the Club would otherwise struggle to secure was able to be sourced from DIK. The objectives of Donations in Kind are: To receive requests for aid goods from Rotary Clubs and aid organisations in developing countries. To receive goods from within Australia, from Rotary Clubs, schools, hospitals and other organisations for distribution to...
Rotarians Against Malaria

Rotarians Against Malaria

Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) is a project of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) with the project covering: Australia Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Timor Leste RAM has as its key objective; The prevention of mortality, and a reduction in morbidity and social and economic loss caused by malaria through a progressive improvement and strengthening of local and national capabilities in malaria control. Our Club provided Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) $1,600 in 2015 to continue the important fight against malaria. Rotarians Against...
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