We are keen to promote the work that many of you are involved in in District 1060 as well as keep you informed of the work done in RIBI and RI international. Please ask if you have any queries and we will do our best to help you. Our policy is to try and provide as much information through newsletters and links to websites as we can to help clubs find international projects. And to help clubs with projects to find clubs to support them. We will also support RIBI initiatives in responding to disasters - normally clubs should donate to the box projects or support any national appeals through DEC which are advertised.
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Thanks for your enthusiasm - Bob Mowle and all the members of the District International Service Committee
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The Story of the End of Polio
For the latest information from RI visit the RI Polio Home Page .
The Autumn edition of District 1060's International Newletter features;
- Aqua Box
- The Donations Trust
- Club news
- The Guatemala Literacy Project
- Abesu Woman's Housing Co-operative - Zambia
- Bwengu Project - Malawi
- Rotary District 1060 International Projects Conference 2016
- The Big Give 2016
The Foundation page features; Rotary Ride 2017, Purple4polio and a Global Grant Project in Korea.
Enjoy the read!
The Summer edition of 1060's International Newsletter features;
- Tools for Self-Relience
- Tukongote Community Projects
- The Wheelchair Foundation UK - Tanzania
- Human and Hope Association
- Rotary Lends a Hand in Nepal
- Aquabox award
- Manisha UK - Nepal's Deprived Children
- The Zuri project - Uganda
- RI Convention 2016
The Foundation page features Purple for Polio and the Rotary Bear.
Enjoy the read!
Rotary Grants, a new microsite, makes it easier for Rotarians and others to learn about Rotary Foundation grants and for Rotarians to apply for and manage them online.
Keith McDavid – Rotary Club of Knowle and Dorridge
You may recall we arranged to get some pencils for the above charity from Workington Rotary Club which relations of Tom collected from Whitehaven and Tom collected from them and brought the pencils to Knowle. Well the pencils have now arrived in Uganda free of any transport costs, as they were included in a container that included a generator that was being donated by a local company that supports the Zuri Project. So all in all this was a win, win situation for everybody.
In April 2015, an earthquake of 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the historic district of Gorkha in Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu. Over 9,000 lives were lost and estimated 8 million people, almost one-third of the population, have been impacted by the earthquake.
Members of the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire, together with the Rotary Club of Damauli in Nepal, decided the best way to provide support was to help fund the reconstruction of the devastated Community Centre in the rural area of Dharmpani, Tanahun West Nepal; the epicentre of the earthquake.
AquaBox has recently received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016. This is the highest award given to local volunteer groups in the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups!
The trustees would like to thank all those who have supported AquaBox over the years and made this recognition possible.
The Spring edition of District 1060's International Newsletter features;
- Literacy in a Box
- Rotary Shoebox Scheme
- Azad Choudhury Academy School
- Helping Hands in Peru
- CT Scanner Project - India
- Guatemala Literacy project
- Toilets for Sri Lankan Schools Project
- Club and District News
Enjoy the read!
The attached Newsletter is the latest from the District International team. It includes feature articles, Club and District news as well as other items of interest. Enjoy the read!
World Child Cancer urgently needs to raise 5,500 to the fund the treatment costs for children with cancer in Cameroon.
Every year, around 120 children are diagnosed with cancer at our partner hospitals in Cameroon.
While many of the cancers diagnosed are treatable, survival rates remain horrendously low, as parents are struggling to meet the cost of drugs and therefore are being forced to make the heart-breaking decision to abandon their child’s treatment.
Through the personal help of Amarjit Nandra of the Rotary Club of Aston, Keith McDavid has been working very closely with the Sikh Channel Aid; a not for profit TV channel here in Birmingham; which transmits to the Sikh community throughout the UK, Western Europe and Toronto, on channel 840.
Following the tragic earthquake that hit Nepal last weekend, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has pledged its support to help victims with long term support.
Rotary’s Donation Trust has been set up for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, which will provide support for sustainable community projects once the immediate emergency has been dealt with.
The latest GLP Annual Report makes excellent reading & reveals the great success of the 2014/15 campaign, to which 3 of our D-1060 Clubs contributed (Kenilworth, Rugby Dunsmore & Tamworth). It will enable the substantial & worthwhile work of the Project to continue & develop further.
The new campaign has now been launched & we aim to improve on last year’s success.
Please see the attached report for an update on the Vanuatu crisis. If any clubs have the ability to both raise and send funds overseas then please use the details contained within the report to do so.
Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNWCS) is working hard to deliver both short and long term help to the islands. Their objectives state: “When our Pacific neighbours require immediate assistance following a cyclone, tsunami or earthquake, we distribute Emergency Response Kits.
Cyclone PAM has caused mass devastation in the archipelago of Vanuatu. Within days Rotary Box Schemes have gone into action to help deliver shelter, water filters and humanitarian aid to the islands.
As of today 17th March 2015, only military flights are allowed in with all commercial flights on hold.
Guidance on how we in RIBI can respond to the crisis caused by the Ebola outbreak is contained in theNovember 2014 RIBI International News Letter attached here.
This months edition of the RIBI International Service Newsletter contains articles about;
- A potential project in India for Children with Special Needs
- A fundraiser for Ugandan Hospitals at the end of February
- Albinism in Tanzania
Read and enjoy!
Exciting news from Home and Hopes for Children and Village Water as well as encouraging reports from Uganda and thanks to the RIBI Donations Trust from Pakistan via the Literacy Box Trust.
Read more in the attached January edition of the RIBI International Service Newsletter.
Kinver Rotary Club is delighted to present the Carl Sinclair Trio at The Fox at Stourton on Friday March 6th. Three Past Presidents saw Carl perform last year and vowed immediately to book him for Kinver. Carl is an amazing pianist and vocalist with a huge repertoire covering different musical genres.
Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on 8th November 2013, was the most powerful storm ever to make landfall, claiming 6,200 lives and destroying a million homes. ShelterBox was there to respond within hours. As soon as the scale of damage was known a second team was mobilised and we set up an in-country staff presence to oversee the deployment.
December's edition of District 1060's International Newsletter features;
- Seasons greeting to all!
- Hope and Homes work in Romania and Moldova
- Riders response to Ebola
- Money Spinner Donation Boxes - the Rotary Club of Solihull
- Supporting an Education Project in Rotak, India - Rotary Club of Kinver