RAWCS is an active arm of Rotary International. It has four main overseas project programs and one new domestic one.
was established in 2003 and has helped eradicate malaria from large parts of the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and other Asia Paciﬁc areas. Clubs can help by funding nets for communities.
Projects and Volunteers sends teams to lesser developed communities. Last year we sent 1,067 volunteers in 154 teams to 26 countries. Your club can initiate or join one of these projects.
assists needy communities through introducing systematised catchment, storage and reticulation and systems and hygiene training.
is an outstanding recycling operation that sources, packs and sends containers of goods, equipment, books and clothing to needy communities.
Last year a national initiative, Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) was introduced to help stressed Australians in need of compassionate assistance, often because of disasters and accidents, through collecting tax deductible donations.
In addition to the ﬁve major ongoing programs areas just outlined, there are many short and medium term projects such as:
District 9800 currently has more than 60 RAWCS-registered club projects.
RAWCS can provide front end advice on projects, including needs assessment and cross-‐cultural strategies. We can also put you in touch with clubs that may have set up projects in your intended country/area of activity for advice.
We can help link you with clubs for on-the-ground cooperation and to avoid duplication, overlap and wastage. We will help obtain tax deductibility for eligible projects and provide free travel insurance for teams travelling overseas.
Importantly, we can help you ensure sustainability of the beneﬁts and impact of your projects.
To learn more about how you can apply for RAWCS Registration for your projects and contact details. Please visit the RAWCS District 9800 website.