This is a new initiative in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Bali Ubud Sunset.
In July 2012 we purchased cupboards for a Primary School in Keliki and and funded stationery supplies for another in Balingan.
In 2013 we funded IT facilities for another village school in the Gianyar Regency in central Bali. The Rotaract Club of Ubud provides set-up and ongoing technical support for these facilities which are much appreciated by the young students and their teachers.
All donations to this project are also tax deductible, and we can achieve a great deal with even small donations.
Solomon Islands - Tetere
The Club has been supporting the Don Bosco Rural Training College in Tetere for some years. The school continues to flourish and is much more than just a school benefiting the students there - over 600 people are fed from the school farm's output. It is regarded as one of the best educational institutions nationally for both the quality of its practial training and for its moral code and values.
The school provides basic academic training with a particular emphasis on agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry. The Club provided a windmill which is helping to provide rice under irrigation.
Plans are underway for new classrooms and accommodation.
The community of Minh Hac is located about 130 kilometres north-west of Hanoi in North Vietnam and consists of 3,500 people the majority of whom are subsistence farmers. It is an extremely poor community and has high cancer rates and birthing problems.
Rotary has been working with Overseas Kids Foundation which has an active and well-educated local counterpart group in Hanoi and Minh Hac committed to assist the people of that area.
Since 2009, Rotarians have:
- sponsored needy children to enable them to attend school
- purchased clothes, blankets and bicycles for students in need
- funded, together with the Interact Club at Balwyn High School, the first Community Centre and Library
- provided supplementary food supplies and refrigeration to the 100-child kindergarten
- provided refrigeration to the Health Clinic to enable them to properly maintain medicines and vaccines
- purchased sporting equipment, books and stationery for the Primary School
- with World Bank in-kind assistance, set up the first computer room in the Primary School.
The first commercial pig-raising project is underway with piggeries set up in the backyards of townhouses. This is working well, with little smell, biogas being produced for cooking and a lot of healthy looking piglets!
We have made a significant difference to this very needy community. All donations are tax deductible, and an Australian dollar goes a very long way.