International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding.  We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.  International projects we are currently undertaking shown below.  For further information on these projects, contact Mark.   To view latest report, see (here)
 
Project
Description
Kyebe Maternity Ward
 
 
 

This project is to renovate and re-establish the Maternity Ward and Children's Ward of the Kyebe Maternity Clinic, based in Kyebe Uganda. 

The ultimate goal of this project is to return the clinic and ward to a usable, safe and secure environment to improve the healthcare outcomes of the local community. Our goal is to empower the local community to take ownership of the project and the facility long term.

For more information, visit our project website, or donate here
 
Afri-AusCare Food Relief
 
Afri-Aus Care Inc. | Building Bridges and Strengthening Community
Rotary Albert Park and Winds of Hope made a financial contribution to the Afri AusCare Food Relief program, organised by the Rotary Club of Prahran.
 
For further information, see (here)
 
Wheelchairs for Kids, Rwanda
 
We are project managing a one-off fundraiser via Wheelchair for Kids for Heroes Day Care – a facility specializing in support kids with Cystic Fibrosis in Rwanda (which is next-door to Uganda, if you aren’t familiar).  
 
For more details, see (here)
 
Winds of Hope project, Uganda 
 
Winds of Hope was formed in 2016 as a fundraising vehicle for projects and activities in Uganda, Africa, supported by the local Ugandan and East African communities in Australia.  For further information, go to http://www.windsofhope.com.au/
 
District/Global Grant to be developed
Solar Smiles
 
Rotary Albert Park supports Solar Smiles Dental Charity providing free preventative and relief of pain dentistry by taking Australian dental teams to Cambodia and Timor Leste, partnering with local dental professionals using their innovative Solar Powered Backpack dental chairs.
 
For further information, go to https://www.solarsmilesdentalcharity.com/
Sovuzwa Educare Centre, South Africa
 
The facility is located in an informal township outside of Khayelitsha, itself just outside Cape Town, which has been hard hit by the virus.  The situation in the area is dire, with even water becoming a rare commodity.
 
Books for Vanuatu
 
Hundreds of library books donated to the Ratua Foundation for schools in Vanuatu to provide their students with a great collection of books from around the world.
 
For more information, go to (here)
 
Donations in Kind (DIK)
 
Rotary Donations In Kind is a major recycling operation, run by volunteers, that gives suitable goods to people in need, both internationally and locally.  Our donation will support their rental payments.  Recently RAP collected bedlinen and goods from DIK to provide to YWCA/Claremont House set up.  Solar Smiles were also able to access several thousands of dollars worth of dental equipment.
 
For more, go to http://www.rotarydik.org/
 
Rotary Foundation
 
Rotary Foundation international projects, including its number-one goal of eradicating polio.  For further information, see http://www.tarft.org.au/
 
Past Projects
 
Project
Description
Teacher Training Project, India
 
The project is for Teacher Professional Development Training of 4,840 Middle & High School Teachers.  A brief overview of the Project is detailed (here).For some pics from our Teachers' Training project, see (here). 
 
This project has now been transferred to Rotary Williamstown
Bodhi Tree Special School, India
 
The Bodhi Tree Special School was set up in late 2016 for Children with Developmental Disability.  These disabilities include Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, and Multiple other disabilities that cannot be cured by drugs or surgery.
 
For more infomation, go to (here)
 
This project has now been transferred to Rotary Williamstown
Wash IN Schools, India
 
Supporting the Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar Meadows, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India on a Girls' project - Wash IN Schools – Water, Sanitation and Health. For more infomation, go to https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4551/Stories/international-projects
Cambodian Kids Foundation
 
CKF is a not for profit organisation and a registered Cambodian NGO, founded by Rotary Albert Park member Donna Cooper, supported with $2,000 per year.
 
 
This project now has tax exempt status, and is independant
Russian Hospital, Phnom Penh
 
We helped DIK in loading some 99 hospital beds and a number of other items from Peter Mac Hospital into a 40 ft container to go to the Russian Hospital in Cambodia.
Water Safety Vietnam
Donated on behalf of the guest speaker for the Footy Breakfast.
Hope Katolo Nursery School, Kenya
 
Rebuild classroom & installation of solar panels.  For latest update, see (here)
Sanitation Project - Palghar, India
 
Global Grant  for Water Purification Systems, Toilet Blocks, Sanitary Napkin Machines & Incinerators.  Our contribution was over $11,000.
 
Confidential, Tibet
 
A not-for-profit project providing housing, education and medical support for people in remote Tibet.
Fire Emergency Vehicle, South Africa
 
With the help of Rotary Albert Park, The Rotary Club of Newlands were able to donate a multipurpose vehicle to the Emergency Volunteer Services (EVS).   We raised over $21,000 by way of a raffle for a trip to South Africa.
 
see https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4551/Stories/fire-emergency-vehicle-for-south-africa
 
Dignity for Young Women of Uganda
 
A donation of $4,000 for the maunfacture and distribution of salitary towels and diapers, see https://portal.clubrunner.ca/4551/Stories/update-on-dignity-for-young-women-project
Chaeli School, South Africa
 
We donated $2,000 for the new astro turf play area at the Chaeli Campaign Centre.  This is a a non-profit organisation working to mobilise the minds and bodies of children with disabilities located in South Africa (Western Cape).