Content about international service

Content Item - Operation Cleft Australia

David Proud is in conversation on the Rotary & Community Service Radio Show on 3WBC 94.1FM with Vici Funnell, chair of Operation Cleft Australia inc. This is a project of the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central, that is supported annually by the Rotary Club of Canterbury.

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Content Item - Interplast with Di Gillies

Di Gillies of the Rotary Club of Balwyn talks about Interplast, where Rotary assists surgeons and medical teams travel to developing countries through volunteer plastic & reconstructive surgery to help save lives. Rotary & Community Service Radio Show on 3WBC 94.1FM.

Topics: interplast,  rotary club of balwyn,  international service,  international

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Content Item - Rotary Australia Benevolent Society

RABS was a new initiative introduced in 2013 to help individuals or communities suffering stress, poverty, sickness, disability, misfortune or helplessness. It is a local program focussing on local needs rather than an internal program, but qualifies for Australian Tax Office tax deductibility status by being aligned with RAWCS during this pilot phase.

Topics: international,  community,  rotary australia world community service,  community service,  international service

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Content Item - Malaria Awareness Day April 30th

April 30th is Malaria Awareness Day in Australia. This is therefore a good time to bring District 9800 Clubs up to date on the latest news about the fight against Malaria, and to make some suggestions as to how your Club can “join the fight”.

 

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Content Item - International News

International Headlines is a brief summary of activities, produced by the District International Service office.  This information has been sent to your International Director 
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Content Item - District 9800 Creating opportunities throughout the world

By David Dippie, Rotary Club of Keilor

In October we focus on the Foundation Six Areas of Focus Economic and Community Development and we should be proud of the brilliant work that our Clubs are doing. They exemplify our creativity and ability to find opportunities to help people find ways to earn a living.

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Content Item - Gallipoli Peace Initiative

The Peace and Friendship Conference held in Istanbul on 18 April 2015 attended by many hundreds of Rotarians and the resultant Peace Declaration were the catalyst for this project. Details of the “Peace is Possible” project are in the attached document and will involve Rotarians from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey undertaking a two and a half weeks long joint program.

Further information Letter     GALLIPOLI_PEACE_INITIATIVE.pdf

If you, or Rotarians in your Club have queries, please contact:

Dr John V. Basarin, OAM
PP, PHF, Project Manager, Peace Is Possible
E: jbasarin@hamptonrotary.org.au, M: 0438 055 056 

 

Topics: peace,  rotary foundation,  international service

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Content Item - Rotary Club of Canterbury Philippines Medical Mission: Oct 10th – 22nd 2014

By Cathie Macmillan, Rotary Club of Boroondara

I was privileged to be able to join the Rotary Club of Canterbury, led by President Peter May, on their recent Medical Mission to the Philippines. The mission has been an annual event for 18 years. This year 20 people participated in this excellent project including Rotarians and volunteers plus 4 LaTrobe University Orthoptics students who added immense value in the eye screening process.

Topics: international service,  phillipines,  cataracts,  medical

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Content Item - International Service Report 2013/14

International Service exemplifies the global reach of Rotary in promoting peace and understanding and encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world.

In District 9800 we support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, contributing to Polio Plus and helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.

Topics: international service,  rotary australia world community service,  international

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Content Item - World of Difference Humanatarian Travel

It has been quite surreal and timely that 'The Age' articles of the last 2 weeks have been published while Rithy has been in Australia. Rithy, who is our Cambodia guide, and more importantly effective local advisor as to what needs doing and how to go about it, has long been outspoken on the issue.  

The Age reports on orphanages where children are separated from their parents. Worse than that, some children are abused and forced to live in subhuman conditions.  Both articles and also a video commentary by an Australian that is involved in friends project in Cambodia.

Topics: world of difference,  international service,  video

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Content Item - Anti-Malaria bed nets in Africa on "In Focus"

Shown on TV2 Africa: Malaria is a violent and often deadly disease. But one of the best ways to prevent the mosquito-borne disease is to sleep under a treated bed net. As Penny Legate reports, more of these life-saving nets are coming to Africa due to a pilot project launched by northern Zambian and American Rotarians.

Topics: international service,  video

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Content Item - Pakistan scoring great gains despite challenges

Pakistan scoring great gains despite challenges

"Pakistan this year has perhaps the best chance ever to achieve success, because tremendous new efforts are being undertaken, led by the government, in implementing a national polio emergency action plan that mobilized all government and civil society resources," says Robert S. Scott, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee, about progress in Pakistan.

"There is strong evidence that implementation of the emergency plan is showing results, particularly in key reservoir areas such as Balochistan and Sindh."

Learn about the progress being made by Rotary and our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  http://www.polioeradication.org/

Get the latest news from Rotary on the fight to finish polio. http://www.endpolio.org/

Topics: international service,  polio,  rotary foundation

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Content Item - Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC)

ROMAC provides medical treatment for children, under the age of 15, from developing countries in the form of life saving and dignity restoring surgeries not available in their home country.

Topics: international service,  romac

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Content Item - Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS)

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.

Topics: rawcs,  international service,  projects

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Content Item - World of Difference

World of Difference provides tours, including schoolies tours, where volunteers work in and donate to several schools and villages, together with a range of cultural and tourism activities. The initial focus has been in Cambodia. Its core mission is to expose participants to the needs of Rotary projects in developing countries. As a result of the tours, Rotary clubs have initiated their own projects. Contact: Rob Hines (Central Melbourne)

Topics: world of difference,  international service,  cambodia,  rotary club of melbourne south,  rawcs,  international

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Content Item - Village Women and Children project

The Rotary Club of Kew’s soap-makers’ training program, established in 2005, is a successful grass-roots micro-economic initiative. It has provided village women with the ability to feed and clothe their children (in a country where infant mortality and malnutrition are amongst the highest in the world), and has also bolstered their self esteem and dignity.

Topics: international service,  east timor,  rotary club of kew,  soap

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Content Item - Rebuilding Samoa following 2009 Earthquake

On September 29th 2009 a large earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean. Three to eight minutes later a tsunami hit the shores of Samoa and, without warning, the lives of the Samoan people were changed forever.

On September 29th 2009 a large earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean. Three to eight minutes later a tsunami hit the shores of Samoa and, without warning, the lives of the Samoan people were changed forever.

Topics: international service,  samoa,  disaster response

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Content Item - Pakistan Relief Through Disaster Aid Australia

According to the United Nations, 6 million survivors urgently require aid in the form of shelter, food and clean water. This catastrophic flooding is bigger than Haiti, the China earthquake and the Burma cyclones. Reports reveal that up to 14 million or 8 per cent of the population have been disrupted or affected.

Topics: pakistan,  international service,  disaster aid australia

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