Rotary's International Service is to encourage and foster the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Freedom, justice, truth, sanctity of the pledged word, and respect for human rights are inherent in Rotary principles and are also vital to the maintenance of international peace and order and to human progress.
The primary focus of the International Committee for Branchburg Rotary is to support humanitarian projects around the world.
The Rotary Club of Branchburg has International Service initiatives to:
• Provide used bikes and shipping costs to aid transportation and career needs in Ghana, Africa and Guatemala through Pedals of Progress.
• Provide clean water for drinking and household use in Nepal.
• Provide funding to facilitate global grant acquisition by other Rotary clubs and support individual and organizational service projects.
• Contribute to Shelter Box, an international disaster relief charity that provides emergency shelter and other aid items to families around the world who have lost their homes to disaster or conflict.
• Jaipur Limb Project in India
• Hopes of Hope Project in Ecuador
• The Asha Project in Nepal
We have participated in more than 20 global grants in partnership with various Rotary clubs. 
In the past, our club has embarked on multiple major international projects:
  • 1993-  Bal Bikash School - Patan Rotary for Science lab $5000
  • 1999 - Digital Divide – Patan Rotary computer Lab $15,000
  • 2003 - MG0322588 to help provide 35-40 computers for local schools, Patan Rotary $16,300.00 
  • 2004 - MG0423823 to help provide 77 low cost shelters for impoverished families in three different communities in Guayas province, Río Guayas 4400 $60,000.00 
  • 2005 - MG0554094 to help provide 111 latrines to reduce pollution in San Pablo in Guayaquil, Ecuador  Río Guayas 4400  $33,300.00 
  • 2010 -MG1071835 2010 to help provide furnishings and supplies to three schools in San Pablo, Santa Elena, Ecuador Guayaquil Norte 4400  $14,312.00 
  • 2010- MG1071850 to help provide computer equipment in the Lalitpur District, Patan Rotary $16,100.00 
  • 2010 - MG1072504 to help provide revolving loans to 104 women through collectively run credit and savings groups- Mahabouddha 3292   $13,000.00 
  • 2011 - MG1175257 to help provide water filtration equipment to schools in Lalitpur and surrounding villages,  Yala 3292 $18,200.00 
  • 2013- MG1377746 to help provide solar cookers, other solar and power-saving equipment, and training workshops for Bajra Yogini (Sankhu)  Village in Nepal, Yala Rotary  $35,000 
  • 2013 - MG1378779 to help provide safe drinking water for Schools of Nepal, Yala 3292   $21,450.00 
  • 2013- Gorkha District, Nepal Gorkha $17,750.00 
  • 2015 - GG1528101 To provide a scholarship to Mr Indu Shahi for an MS degree in States Tripureswor 3292 - International Health Policy and Management from Brandeis University in Boston, MA 
  • 2018 - GG1533341 to provide microcredit loans to existing business and farmers, Mahabouddha 3292  $91,000.00 
  • 2019 -GG1987048 To provide solar smart classes and teacher professional development training to 20 schools in Sivaganga District, India Karaikudi  Heritage 3212   $35,500.00
  • 2020- Goat Project with Dhulikhel for $40,000
  • 2020- Hospital Equipment for Banepa Hospital - $36,000
  • 2010 – GG1530684  Kathmandu Rotary - Pelvic Organ Prolapse global grant in Nepal.  $90,000
  • 2000 -Himalaya Patan - Library grant with Mountainside $30,000
  • 2012 -Kathmandu West -Vocational Training grant with Greenbrook 34,000
  • 2019 - Patan Rotary Micro and vocational training in Khokana $46,000

Through this Avenue, our club have received more than $800,000 dollars worth of projects in various countries.  Here are some examples of services we are providing:

2019 Humanitarian mission to nepal



Annual Humanitarian Mission


Orphan Project


Gift of Hope - Scholarship Distribution

Annual we provide 30 scholarships to disadvantaged students in Nepal


The Goat Project strives to achieve food security and empower women's lives through goat farming. 



Pedals for Progress

Pedals for Progress: Annual Pedals for Progress Program, where bicycles that are destined for American landfills are rescued and delivered to many developing countries where they are badly needed and highly valued partnership with local non-profit organizations, Rotaract, Interact and EarlyAct Clubs


USA-Nepal Asha Project

The earthquake in Nepal in April 2015 killed 9,000 people,  more than 500,000 houses were destroyed and almost million children lost their school.  Branchburg Rotary took a lead to build 1000 houses and provide micro credits to people who lost their lively hood and provide scholarships.  In early April 2017, a group of district Rotarians planning to visit Nepal to rebuild houses and provide special training. For more information about this project visit

 Nepal Orphan Project

Branchburg Rotary's Orphan Project was started in 1995 - Annually we provide full scholarships to more than 30 needy students and orphans at the Bal Kumari High School in Sunakothi, Patan, Nepal and 15 special needs children.   Small contribution goes long way in Nepal, supporting 45 students annually. 
***2005 visit of our Rotary club member Tulsi Maharjan at the Bal Kumari School in Sunakothi, Patan Nepal. Where we have sponsored 30 students at this school with our $500 annual donation. This school has 85 students who are getting Rotary Orphan Scholarships. Welcome ceremony at the school.  
Homes of hope - Ecuador
Homes of Hope Project: A special collaborative project between the District 7510 Rotary Clubs and Rotary Club of Guayaquil, Ecuador, to raise funds to build homes of hope and to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged individuals in Ecuador . This project was started by Doug Merritt in 2002.


Nepal Rotaract Leadership Institute was established by Rotarian Tulsi Maharjan in 2004 to give Rotaract members training in Leadership. The graduates of this program help with our several Nepal projects including Digital Divide and Orphan Project. 

Digital Divide Project in Nepal

Digital Divide Project in Nepal - (2004-2006 and 2009-2010 Projects) A special district-wide project to provide computers for poor schools in Patan , Nepal in collaboration with Rotary Club of Patan. With a special grant from Rotary International, our club along with other supporting clubs, were able to provide 50 computers and printers for 10 different schools in Nepal . Rotaract students from Nepal provided  special
training for local teachers .  Digital Divide Project to provide computers for schools in Nepal with the support from Governor Julie (2007-2008). Rotaract Leadership Graduates will help to train teachers and students.
  Nepal orphan project - district project
A special collaborative project has been formed by the District 7510 Rotary Clubs/Rotaract and Interact Clubs and the District 3292 Rotary Clubs and Rotaract Clubs in Nepal .    
Mission is to improve the quality of life for these orphaned children and their communities by providing education, health-care and nutrition.  Our support will enable them to lead their communities and their county out of the darkness of oppression and into the light of freedom.  We are supporting 105 students each year with an annual scholarship for these students.
Micro Credit Project  Project visit video from 2010.
Vocational training program for blind students $32,000 grant (2014)
Women's Health Initiatives grant of  $96,000 for Nepal (2016)
Global Scholar Program grant $34,000

School supplies distribution in parbat with parbat Rotary and rotaract support.

School supplies distribution in parbat with Parbat Rotary and Rotaract support.

School supplies distribution in parbat with Parbat Rotary and Rotaract support.

School supplies distribution in parbat with Parbat Rotary and Rotaract support.