The Rotary Club of Belconnen has been involved with many international initiatives and projects and with other Rotary Clubs around the World.

International: Latest News

Our club has recently become involved in two new projects (for us), both involving our near neighbours to the north-west. 

Rotary Small Grants: Nusa Tegarra Timur (East Indonesia)

The first is through a Rotary Small Grants (through RAWCS) in the Nusa Tegarra Timur (NTT) province of East Indonesia. The aim is the "Alleviation of Poverty, Provision of Water and Sanitation, Supporting Agriculture and Education, through Self-Help". The people are our closest neighbours with NTT's nearest island only 450km from Darwin.

RC Belconnen are bringing together several Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs in District 9710 to reach an initial annual target of $10,000 which will enable 100 projects - water tanks, sanitation blocks, irrigation, crop fencing and school furniture over the next three years. It is a relatively small amount of funds for major impact.

RC Belconnen has committed to provide project coordination with NTA and an annual donation of $2,000 for the next three years. Narrabundah Interact Club (which is school based) has committed $1,000 a year for three years.

RC Canberra Burley Griffin donated $2,000 last Thursday, so over half of this year's target has now been raised.

More details and photos from our Projects Link on the left.

Rotary Overseas Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC): East Timor

Our club has recently sponsored a small child (Illinda) and mother (Anita) from East Timor. The infant recently underwent life changing surgery at the Women and Childrens' Hospital in Garran. All went well though the child remained in hospital for a few extra days as the result of fever.

Illandia is a delightful cherub who does not seem fazed by all the attention she is receiving. Anita is shy, she has no English, and only speaks Tetum.  She does not read or write.  She is one courageous mum who is experiencing so many new and strange things, all for the love and health of her child.

 

International: Recent News

Extracted from “SGIA Projects Report as at 2 February 2018”

“Save Gilbitngil Island Association” School Uniform Project

10 tea chest sized boxes of School Uniforms sourced through the Rotary Club of Belconnen (provided by Lowes and Bergman School Gungahlin) were distributed at the Gibitngil Island Integrated School, the Philippines, in the second week of November 2017.  School children from Kindergarten to Year 11 were provided for.  The students were pleased to receive the uniforms.

International: Activities

Projects and initiatives that the Rotary Club of Belconnen is currently committed to and support involve:

  • Ambassadorial Scholars
  • International Friendships (Taiwanese Students)
  • Interplast
  • Emergency Requests resulting from natural disasters
  • Mandarin scholarship
  • Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM)
  • Rotary Australia World Community Service projects (RAWCS)
  • Rotary Oceanic Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC)
  • Shelterbox
  • The Rotary Foundation

RAWCS Project in Nepal

The Rotary Club of Belconnen is currently engaged with one RAWCS project, together with the Rotary Club of Palpa, Nepal, in Rotary District 3292.

RAWCS Project number: 118 of 2010-11 in NEPAL   
Project Manager:  Rod Gardiner

Objective: To provide medical equipment for the United Mission Hospital in Tansen, Nepal.

Further detail is on the sub page. The project was also mentioned by the late Steve Dozpot MLA in the ACT Assembly (refer to the sub page for the excerpt).