KNITTING FOR MONGOLIA
NOTRE DAME ORPHANAGE ULAANBATAAR, MONGOLIA
Every three months Lindfield Rotary sends knitted squares to this orphanage. We have a very good courier in the name of Elaine Trovanin whose husband works in mining in Mongolia. The Australian ladies group sews these together and delivers them to the children. In winter the temperature is about minus 40 degrees and so these warm items are very welcome. There are 45 orphanages in this city and there is much demand for a place. Some newly born children are thrown on a rubbish tip or given to the Police, as their parents cannot afford food or clothing for them. So Rotary is there to help and support.
EAST JAVANESE SULPHUR
Our contact goes 3 times a year to East Java with many goodies including clothing, food, money, etc. Our contribution has been mainly clothing. These porters earn a daily rate enough to feed their families on rice, a sauce and not much else. So there is much joy when the truck arrives. Again Rotary is contributing a society that needs help and support.
THE GLOBAL ERADICATION OF POLIO
The global eradication of polio is a public health effort to eliminate it from around the world. The global effort, begun in 1988 and led by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and the Rotary Foundation, has reduced the
number of annual diagnosed cases from the hundreds of thousands to 291 in 2012—a 99.9% reduction. It currently is only endemic in Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
ANZA STUDENT SPONSORSHIP INDONESIA
For several years now Lindfield has been supporting primary and junior school students’ education in Jakarta, Indonesia. Usually we support four students male and female, Christian and Muslim enrolled at Government schools. The students come from the lowest socio-economic strata in Jakarta viz parents are servants, food sellers, laborers etc
Cost is around equiv A$100-150 per person per annum. The selection and payment of funds to the parents is through ANZA (The Australian New Zealand Association). Previously a ladies only organization but now it includes some men. We deal directly with ANZA. Because of Indonesian law, foreign groups can not directly be involved in these sort of charitable activities and thus it is carried via an Indonesian NGO. Annual reports are provided on students’ progress. (Rotarian Lyn was formerly Chair of ANZA’s Welfare Subcommittee)
Rotary thus gives a chance to the poorest children to get a reasonable education so that they can have a hope of later learning a trade or other form of employment.
THE WATER PROJECT IN LAOS
The water project in Laos is organised by
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Last year I was fortunate to be able to represent MiVAC (our partner in aid efforts in South-east Asia) on a remote village site in Lao People’s Democratic Republic. MiVAC’s mission in the region is to reduce poverty by establishing better water supply, toilets and hygiene practices. MiVAC also is promoting economic development by introducing villagers to new business ventures. Rotary clubs from District 9685 are supporting MiVAC in many of these ventures. In addition, a number of clubs in West Australia have committed support in future projects.
HATO UDO SCHOOL PROJECT - EAST TIMOR
The Rotary Club of Lindfield together with The Rotary Club
of Turramurra have been involved in the provision of a new school building and toilets at Hatu Udo. The 3 classrooms school has a cement floor and metal framing and cladding to address the local termite challenge. Student desks and equipment is following from Rotary’s DIK Melbourne.
Community volunteers and Rotarians in front of the partially completed toilet block.
PRENTER PRIMARY SCHOOL
Lindfield Rotary is involved in a project at Hogharbour Primary School, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu to update school buildings, and build a toilet and shower block. With the help of a large group of enthusiastic men from the village, the toilet block has been almost completed and the school and villagers intend to continue working together to finish it off. Classrooms have been given ceilings and painted and shelves in the old dormitories have been scrubbed and painted. A large computer table has been built awaiting delivery of computers in the future.
Chris and Jane Clifford have have just returned from the project..
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THE CLEFT PALETTE PROJECT IN INDIA
Lindfield Rotary supports a Cleft Palette Project in India. This project is run by Mohan Bajeva <email@example.com>
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The Lindfield Rotary Club is involved in the ShelterBox disaster relief programFor more information about ShelterBox
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