International Projects

 

New Books for a New Nation MOU

In 2017, Rotary Melbourne signed an MOU with the Minister for Education in Timor Leste for the publication and shipment of a series of books written by Kirsty Sword Gusmao, Timor’s first lady to enhance the opportunities for school children in Timor to have access to publications in Tetun and Portuguese for reading. Several books were written, published, and sent to Timor via Donations In Kind (DIK).

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WASH sanitation project in Agkawayan, Philippines

Rotary Melbourne has partnered with our longstanding friends of the Rotary Club of Lubang Island on an important WASH sanitation project in Agkawayan, Philippines.

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Give Every Child A Future

The Rotary Give Every Child A Future Centenary Project is a joint project between the Rotary Clubs of Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington - the first four Rotary Clubs chartered in Australasia in 1921.

In conjunction with UNICEF, the project's goal is to immunise 100,000 children and adolescent girls in 9 Pacific Island Countries.  The countries are Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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Rotary Peace Fellowships - Call for Applications

Rotary awards up to 100 fully funded fellowships for leaders to undertake university study in peace and conflict resolution.

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Osaka Rotary Partnership

The Rotary Clubs of Melbourne, Australia and Osaka, Japan have been sister clubs since 1978. Together we continue to work on a variety of projects to make a difference in the world, as well as friendship and young leader exchanges.

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Bacnotan La Union Water Filtration Project

Rotary Melbourne and Ortigas Center Rotary provided two Skyhydrant water filtration units to the rural villages of Baroro and Pandan in northern Philippines.

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End Polio Now

At the end of the 1980s, more than 350,000 children were paralyzed by polio every year. Today, Rotary and its partners have reduced the incidence of polio by 99.9%. We are this close to eradicating it worldwide.

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Empowering Youth in Cambodia - Youth School Fire

A fire broke out at the Empowering Youth in Cambodia Youth School - and Rotary Melbourne stepped in to help.

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Donations In Kind

Rotary Donations in Kind Store (DIK) Footscray. This Rotary created warehouse is a hub for collecting goods donated in bulk such as hospital beds and equipment, and school desks for charitable purposes. Rotary volunteers support DiK store by helping to sort and load containers for shipment to local and off-shore projects.  

For more information on how to become involved, contact the club office.

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Emergency Disaster relief following Typhoon Ompong

Typhoon Mangkhut, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ompong, was a strong typhoon which struck the Northern Philippines islands on 14 September 2018 with disastrous flooding.  Thanks to Bob Glindemann, Ruth Carlos Martinez and Members,  a call to action was undertaken successfully.

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