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International Service

Our Twin Club

Clean Water Means Life in the Philippines

Artesian Wells for Public Schools in the Philippines - Photo Report

The new toilet block at Limapela Cedrics School, Kitwe, Zambia

Rotary Funded Asha Foundation School in Nepal

Intramuros Rotary member, Florian Naguit awarded Paul Harris Sapphire Medal

 





International Service

With over 1.2 million Rotarians in over 34,200 clubs world-wide, and with a surprising number of those clubs in third world countries, it is not surprising that Rotary clubs in richer nations are inevitably drawn to help those in poorer countries. Most commonly, these projects take the form of humanitarian aid.

The Rotary clubs in third world countries know only too well what aid is needed, where, and by whom. Further, these clubs have the skills to implement projects to help those unfortunate communities. What they don’t have is the money to pay for the project. This is when the clubs in the developed countries come to their aid with finance. Assuming the project satisfies one or more of the areas of focus of The Rotary Foundation, and they all generally do, then TRF will help with the financing by giving a Grant.

For Rotarians, for Rotary supporters, and for those of the general public sufficiently interested, the International Avenue of Service puts our lives in perspective. It causes those who take the good life for granted to think of, and want to help, those who live in poverty and disease and without hope.

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Our twin Club

The most effective form of this inter club cooperation is “twinning”, - this is when the two clubs agree to “twin”, to become partners in humanitarian aid.

The Rotary Club of Batemans Bay twinned with the Rotary Club of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines, in 2003, with the understanding that providing potable and sanitation water to schools and villages would be the focus.

Since then, through drilling and pump work, water has been supplied to 32 schools, 15 villages, and 1 hospital, the famous leprosy hospital north of Manila. Not only have at least 100,000 people benefitted from having access to good drinking water but, just as important, the number of infant and child deaths from waterborne diseases has declined dramatically.

 

Click Here to read the story "Clean Water Means Life in the Philippines"




The new toilet block at Limapela Cedrics School, Kitwe, Zambia

 



The new toilet block at Limapela Cedrics School, Kitwe, Zambia, built at a cost of US$64,000.

 
 

Fifteen clubs, two districts and The Rotary Foundation all combined to raise the funds.

RC Batemans Bay donated $2,000.






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Rotary Funded Asha Foundation School in Nepal

Rotary Batemans Bay donated $5,000 to the ASHA Foundation for this project.



Intramuros Rotary member, Florian Naguit awarded Paul Harris Sapphire Medal

Manila’s Intramuros Rotary member, Florian Naguit, has worked with Rotary Batemans Bay for more than thirteen years as the local liaison person assisting with implementation of numerous projects funded by Rotary Batemans Bay for developments and improvements to facilities and living conditions in the Philippines.

 

In November 2016 he was presented with the Paul Harris Sapphire Medal in recognition of his dedicated service by visiting members of Rotary Batemans Bay, Vere and Garry Gray.  Accordingly, Florian wrote a letter of gratitude.

 

Former International Director, Peter Wood said of this “I would very much like the letter from my dear friend, Floren Naguit, RC Intramuros, Manila, to be reproduced in the International section of our website. For me, it is a fitting closure to 13 years of work in the Philippines.”