Our International Projects
Laos, Lotus Education Fund
 
Rotary North Balwyn has proudly supported the Lotus Education Fund and provided funding to assist with vocational training for young women.
Here is the Annual Report where our Club support is acknowledged and more details given about this wonderful program.
 
Vietnam, Minh Hac
 
Rotary North Balwyn has been working with a community in Vietnam for many years and has made a substantial difference to their community.
 
Minh Hac, as for the entire Province of Phu Tho, has birth difficulties, high cancer rates, poor medical facilities and, from Government economic ratings, the poorest people nationally, with incomes averaging US$20 per month.  The support needs of the community have been identified in collaboration with the People's Committee of Minh Hac, and a range of opportunities for community development has been identified and forms the basis of our assistance.  The projects at this North Vietnamese village community address key focus areas associated with safe drinking water, education, and community economic development.
In November 2016, three sets of water filtration units were installed at the local kindergarten, primary school and secondary school.  In February 2017, after the very successful introduction of the first units, an additional three units were purchased and installed at the Medical Clinic, Community Centre and Peoples' Committee Centre.