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International Projects

 

Update from ShelterBox     

Shelterbox responds instantly to natural and manmade disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. Last year RC Karrinyup funded two Shelterboxes. Our ShelterBox numbers 15226 and 15227 have each now been delivered to a family in need in Syria. As of July 2017, Shelterbox will no longer offer tracking of box donations but check out where the last eighteen boxes we have funded have gone.

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24 October Focus on World Polio Day     

24th October is marked globally as World Polio Day, established by Rotary International. Rotary is dedicated to the eradication of this potentially fatal infectious disease for which there is no cure but which can be prevented through immunization. There are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus. We are so close to achieving the goal of a polio free world. On 24th October, RC Karrinyup will make a significant contribution to the polio eradication.

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Update from Ndola - June 2017     

Significant progress has been made following Phase 1 of the RC Karrinyup major International Service project in Ndola, Zambia. After the installation of a water bore and storage tank, which provides fresh water to the site of the new orphanage being developed by ALMS, we moved into the site design phase of the project. The club recently sent a Pre-Vocational Training Team (VTT) to Ndola to scope the site plan. Team member Kate has reported back to the club about the visit.

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Zambia Water Project     

The Zambia Water Project involved scoping and drilling a bore to sufficient depth and installation of a pump and water tank.  This has now provided clean drinking water for the school of some eighty orphaned and vulnerable children under the support of Arising Life Ministries in Ndola, Zambia as well as to the community of the Kaloko area.

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Shelter Box Always on Ground     

We are all aware of the havoc wreaked by Cyclone Winston in Fiji over the weekend, Thousands of homes have been destroyed and the Fijian Government has declared a state of emergency. As always, a ShelterBox Response Team is on the ground and the first ShelterBox aid is being distributed. RC Karrinyup has long been a generous supporter of Shelterbox. Read a recent update of the work of this wonderful Rotary project. 

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Other International Projects     

The Rotary Club of Karrinyup also provides significant financial support to:

Rotary Foundation - our club has a proud record of significant contributions to The Rotary International and world Foundation projects such as Polio Eradication.