ALL PROJECTS ARE SPECIAL, THOUGH THERE ARE ONE-OFF PROJECTS WE FUND SEPARATELY.
Can you help us by donating to these very worthwhile projects? Please read about those we wish to fund at the moment. Do contact us if you would like to discuss the project(s) or wish to contribute. Details on how to donate are included below.
Thank you for supporting our special projects. Please use the Donate to a Special Project button on this page (add the project number that appears in bold in the ‘enter the project number’ field above the button) or use one of the other payment options at the bottom of this page.
JOIN WITH OTHER ROTARY CLUBS AND ROTARIANS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
411 TIMOR LESTE - HELP DISADVANTAGED RURAL YOUTH GET AN EDUCATION
Here’s an opportunity to help disadvantaged rural youth in Timor Leste get an education to give them a brighter future. The country’s education sector has been slow to recover following the battle for independence from Indonesia. Destruction and lack of resources have put extra pressure on schools and also on families. What began for the Rotary Club of Dili as a project to supply used school furniture to AHHA Education, Timor Leste's largest NGO, has since grown into something much larger. The Club quickly became aware that some students were dropping out because they couldn’t pay the school fees and started fundraising. They have now sponsored over 60 students. When Club member Steve Judson from New Zealand worked with the NGO to create a student database and accounting system, it was apparent the need was for far more sponsorships. The aim now is to sponsor a further 200 students. The courses which take a student about two years to complete, cost on average NZ$550. Fees include food and basic personal necessities as destitute students cannot even afford these.
In partnership with AHHA Education, the Club is committed to ensuring these and future students get an education. They want to get youth who’ve dropped out and get into trouble off the streets and give them direction and hope for the future. Any gift is gratefully received. Full sponsorship is ideal but as a guide, it costs $12 a week to keep a young person in education. Watch the video to learn more about AHHA Education's work. Any questions, please email Graciana Herculano. 411 (Rotary Club of Dili)
006 FIJI - ROTAHOMES URGENTLY NEEDS A REPLACEMENT VEHICLE
Rotahomes still relies on donations from Rotary clubs and members. An existing truck has travelled 800,000 km and has done its last kilometre. A second truck is still operational, but a backup is desperately needed to ensure that the Rotahome and Koroipita Town activities will continue without interruption. 006 (Port Nicholson/Lautoka)
408 FIJI – ANNUAL CATARACT AND EYE SURGERY, TAVEUNI
In the past 10 years over 2600 Fijians have had their sight restored which is life-changing for adults and children. The 2016 programme is scheduled for October. Surgeons are confirmed. This is a major project undertaken annually requiring on-going financial support from Rotary Clubs matched by a Global Grant. 408 (Taveuni)
004 TONGA – CHILDREN WITH ACUTE DISABILITIES
The needs of the disabled are very much neglected in Tonga. They receive no financial support. Many families with severely disabled family members live in deplorable conditions. Mango Tree Centre, which supports 1,000 disabled people, is building houses that give dignity to those that are bedridden, some 24 hours a day. The cost of the house is under NZ$7,000. 004 (Papanui/Nuku'alofa)
313 TONGA – IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS, HEALTH and ENVIRONMENT
This activity will establish tree planting initiatives, increase communities' understanding of land and coastal protection and land/crop/livestock management through the raising of vegetable crops and protection of livestock such as poultry from predation and to prevent damage to crops, for example, by pigs. 313 (Nuku’alofa)
402 FIJI - ROTARY PACIFIC WATER FOR LIFE (RPWFL)
Providing safe water supply and access to improved basic sanitation and hygiene for rural households and schools transforms lives, especially those of women and children. It also builds the community’s resilience. In times of flooding, robust water and sanitation infrastructure reduces the risk of drinking water contamination arising from seepage from damaged facilities. During long dry spells, water stress burdens a community. Over the past 9 years, RPWFL has been responsible for the construction of over 265 projects to bring piped water supplies to rural Fijians. These projects have benefited at least 70,877 villagers. 402 (Suva North)
305 TANZANIA - MWIKA DAIRY, MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MILK PRODUCTION
Support the livelihoods of 250 subsistence farmers. The flow on from this Rotary activity together with the Rotary Market is bringing a community out of poverty, enabling better education and health for all through improved livelihoods and standard of living. Donate a cow, a biogas digester, a milk container or improve the operating dairy production. 305 (Multi Club)
000 FIJI - COBOU SANATAN DHARAM KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM
The kindergarten is registered, but there's no classroom. Children currently use the school library. It's difficult for children to focus when older students constantly use the library. This project qualifies for Global Grant. 000 (Simple Schools)
PACIFIC - INTERPLAST
404 RNZWCS is pleased to support Interplast through a Memorandum of Understanding. When you donate to Interplast, you contribute directly to changing futures today. Your donation will give someone in need the chance to have life-changing surgery, and it will give them the opportunity to learn new skills that will benefit their community for years to come. www.interplast.org.au 404
304 PACIFIC - DONATIONS IN KIND
New Zealand schools with changing teaching methods have thousands of desks available. Support the cost of freight to enable this valuable resource to be delivered. 304
406 TANZANIA - FAYE CRAN ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL
Everyone has the right to Education. "Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages." (The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26). The Rotary Club of USA River, Tanzania, is to build a new school for 800 students, at the same time honouring Rotarian Faye Cran for all the work she has done in Tanzania over many decades in the name of Rotary. Under the Rotary Global Grants provisions effective 1 January 2017, application will be made to The Rotary Foundation to support the project recognising the clubs who donate. 406 (Riccarton)
FOUR DONATION OPTIONS:
1. At any NZ Westpac Branch or via internet Banking using Account 03 1702 0192208 01 (put the project number that is in bold in the reference field)
3. Via our Give a Little page (put project number in the comments field)
4. By cheque to RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand), P O Box 2039, Christchurch 8543