Our International Projects
Container to Sri Lanka
In September 2020 the Club funded a container of medical equipment which was sent to Sri Lanka.
Laos, Lotus Education Fund
Here is the Graduating Class of 2020
An August 2020 update about this project:
Just  two weeks ago those girls graduated from secondary school and are now exploring different study options.It is an exciting time as we look forward to supporting them  following their dreams.
Two of the students, Baisy and Vanvisa are currently participating in a three week pre-med exam tutoring program in Vientiane.
We will be continuing the workshops for the next year but just in a different format. Hopefully we can secure funding support so that our local team can deliver the workshops over three weeks during the school term.
The support from North Balwyn Rotary club has been greatly appreciated as it has allowed us to work in extended ways that have brought tears, happiness and knowledge to the lives of the girls and the teachers. This year's teacher workshop ended in close connections being formed and requests for more support (for the teachers this was their only PD). So thank you for supporting Lotus. We wish we could return in the next year but not sure that may happen.
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.
Here is a video on the latest news from Vietnam:  https://vimeo.com/320388385