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
006 FIJI - ROTAHOMES (KOROIPITA) URGENTLY NEEDS 10 ADDITIONAL HOMES
This activity was initially named the Fiji Rotahomes Project with the objective “to eliminate sub-human living conditions in west Viti Levu by providing basic cyclone-safe homes, clean water and living essentials”. Over the past 33 years 738 homes have been built in the country areas and for the past 18 years and in parallel, the Project has been building a model town which now has 241 homes. Ten more homes are needed urgently.. 006 (Papanui) https://mtctfiji.org
415 FIJI - THE FIJI OXYGEN PROJECT - HELP PREVENT CHILDREN DYING FROM LACK OF OXYGEN
No child, no person of any age, should die for lack of oxygen. Fiji struggles to provide this vital commodity to all those who need it as it’s expensive and logistically difficult to transport, particularly to smaller facilities in outlying areas.
Why is oxygen so important? Oxygen is needed to treat children and newborns for severe pneumonia and other illnesses and is also required when people undergo surgery under general anaesthetic.
The Fiji Oxygen Project aims to raise NZ$650,000 to ensure every child in Fiji has access to a reliable oxygen supply.
Cure Kids, the Rotary Club of Remuera Inc., the Rotary Club of Taveuni, the Fiji Ministry of Health and the University of Auckland have formed a partnership to fundraise, supply and instal new equipment, and to provide training to hospital staff and biomedical engineers who are responsible for maintenance.
The Project has opted for oxygen concentrators rather than oxygen cylinders. Cylinders, while still in use in Fiji, are expensive, difficult to transport back and forth and require a reliable supply chain. The oxygen concentrators are more cost effective and filter nitrogen from air to supply around 90% pure oxygen to the patient. The concentrators need reliable power which can be an issue in parts of Fiji. To overcome this barrier, the Project has specified 24/7 oxygen systems incorporating the concentrators, with solar power where needed, and batteries for power storage. Please consider supporting this life-saving initiative. 415 (Remuera)
420 FIJI - COMMUNITY LIBRARY - LAVENA VILLAGE - TAVEUNI
This activity will see the construction of a community library plus equipment and stock. Total NZ $100K. A generous donor has agreed to cover the cost of the building. A Global Grant will support the equipment and stock. 420 (Taveuni)
419 TONGA - AMBULANCE
Vaiola Hospital in Nuku’alofa is in need of an ambulance to service the island on Tongatapu similar to the one that went to Fiji in 2016. Donations will assist with the purchase, overhaul, signage and freight costs. 419 (Port Nicholson)
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 help improve the dairy production operation. 305 (Multi Club)
404 PACIFIC - INTERPLAST
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