As a Rotarian, you can make a difference in people's lives both at home and abroad. In partnership with other Rotary clubs, Rotary Toronto Eglinton's international projects include providing clean water, saving mothers and children, fighting disease, sanitation and hygiene, growing local economies, and promoting peace. Examples of our recent and ongoing international projects include the following:


Bugiri WASH in School Project (Uganda)

One of our largest projects is to provide water, sanitation, hygiene education and a menstrual hygiene management program in up to 10 schools in South East Uganda. RTE is the International Host, which means we are responsible for fund raising and managing the project and any Global Grant in partnership with the Ugandan host Rotary. Our participation in these international activities provides opportunities to make a significant difference in many lives.


Phase 1 (Uganda)

This project included rainwater storage tanks to provide clean water for drinking, latrines and handwashing and menstrual hygiene management facilities and education for four schools in the Bugiri District of SE Uganda. Community involvement was encouraged to promote sustainability. The project ran from August 2017 to June 2020. Total project cost $108,044 USD.

Phase 2 (Uganda)

The Phase 2 Global Grant application was initiated in early 2021 by Rotary Club of Ntinda with help and encouragement from Rotary Toronto Eglinton (RTE). Phase 2 is to extend the project to four additional schools. Plus a borehole at one school where the geology is promising. RTE is actively supporting Ntinda in developing and reviewing the application and seeking other funding. RTE has committed USD $5,000 to the project, and the total project cost is expected to be approximately $125,000 USD.

ABC’s of Parenting (Turkey)

In partnership with tour sister club, the Rotary Club of Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey, this project provides socioeconomically disadvantaged mothers with training in empathy and other interpersonal skills to reduce family violence. The first phase of the project is now completed.

Karanda Mission Hospital Nurses Training, (Zimbabwe)

This project supports the efforts of Dr. Paul Thistle at Karanda Mission Hospital, and provides financial aid for nurses training, and equipment.

  Projects where RTE has supported other Rotary Clubs:


Improved Water Quality for Garbage Pickers (Brazil)

We assisted Taguatinga, Int’l Rotary Club, Brighton, with their project to provide clay water filters to improve 1,650 families’ water quality and health.

Jirapa District Rural WASH Project (Ghana)

We supported Wa. Int’l club: Windsor (1918) in their efforts for provide clean water from borehole wells in rural municipalities in Jirapa District, Ghana.

ROOTA (Rising Out of the Ashes), (Egypt)

We provided financial support to the Rotary Club of Scarborough to purchase looms, sewing and quilting machines for women of Zabaleen.

Rotary African Mediators in Africa (South Africa)

We provided financial supported to the Rotary e-club of Southern Africa and  Rotary Club of Pointe West Sacramento, Calif, in their efforts to provide training in mediation skills to community leaders in southern Africa.

All for Her (Serbia)

We provided financial support to the Rotary Club of Nis and  Rotary Club of Etobicoke which allowed for the purchase of breast cancer diagnostic equipment to a medical centre in Serbia.

Past Projects

The following projects have been supported from 2015-2017 through donations and partnerships with other Rotary clubs or through donations to internationally recognized NGO's for which we have been able to find matching grants:

  • Rainwater harvesting tank at a school in Kawempe, Uganda
  • Student tuition and expenses for needy children in Kenya – with Bidi Children's Charity
  • Water storage tanks for Masai villages in Tanzania
  • Water filter systems and health and hygiene education being taught to villagers in remote areas of Peru –with DESEA
  • Purchase of a van to transport patients in Matengwe, Kenya
  • Teen Moms Club HIV in Malawi – with Dignitas International
  • Ebenezer Children's Home near Nairobi Kenya - a school and home for children with disabilities
  • Education supplies for schools in Guatemala
  • Rebuilding communities in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew – with other District 7070 clubs and Little Footprints/Big Steps NGO