International Service

Rotary is an international organisation. There are Rotary clubs throughout the world.

Our Club decided many years ago that we would use a significant part of the money we raise to support international charities and projects. Projects we support must benefit many people. We also try to have a good geographical spread and make sure that the money we donate makes a real difference. So we investigate projects where the financial scale isn't too large. In an ideal situation we have personal contact with the organisation that we are supporting and get good feedback about how the money has been spent.

We leave the running of these projects to the charity concerned.

Some of the projects we support are shown on our International projects page.

  • Mary’s Meals- providing meals to some of the world’s poorest children
  • Spotlight on Africa- providing water, improving education and health in Uganda
  • STAR- St Albans Refugees- assisting refugees from Yemen, Syria and Uganda
  • The Jaipur Limb project which provides prostheses for those who have lost a leg due to mines or other reasons.

For new projects we normally invite the charity to send a speaker so we get a first hand opportunity to hear about it and ask questions.

We will work with other Clubs where it seems sensible to support larger projects together.

We also have an international evening each year where we learn about other countries. Last year we heard about Turkey, this year it will be Belarus.

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Wendy Howson

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Wendy Howson

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