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INTERNATIONAL & FOUNDATION

Committee 2018-19

Convenor: George Delgaty

Vice Convenor: Steve Blackett
Donal Burke, John Cormack, Kevin Fearn and Frank Muirden.

 


Education Centre- Centrum Edukacyjne Bajka CIC.

 

I attended the above the Children’s Day at the Station Hotel on 15th June. There were between 250-300, children and their parents in attendance. As this Children’s After School Club has supported our Rotary Charity Calendar in the past. The Club gave a Donation of £200 to assist with costs in running the Event. All the Children that attend the school were given a book written in Polish as awards were made prior to the commencement of games outside, Bouncy Castle, Painting faces, Polish food, Sports etc. 

Mike and I would like the Club to integrate more with the Polish Community in Perth and Perthshire, we thought this was an ideal event to make the Polish Community in Perth, which is approximately 2,000, aware of our Rotary Club and what we do for Communities. I took along “We’re for Communities” and “Service above Self” Pop up Banners as well as some Rotary Information and also some Rotary stickers that were popular withe children.

I was impressed at the organisation of the event which was under the direction of Marcin Rudzki who is a Director of the Education Centre. A lady from the Polish Council was in attendance as well as the local Councillor. After speaking to Marcin he is keen that the Polish Community get more involved with Organisations that are involved in the overall Perth Community.

Although the weather was sun and showers, mostly the latter the children were well behaved, good manners when you spoke to them and also the parents were interested in what Rotary does in our Community.

 

George Delgaty

International Convenor.


LendwithCare

The Club agreed to support this International Committee to the extent of £500. Each member of the International Committee was asked to pick five worthy entrepreneurs who still required some funding to get the Loan they required for their business. Nearly all our Llans are now fully funded.

From our list of 30 Entrepreneurs we have helped 12 Groups and 18 Individuals from countries as diverse as Ecuador, Cambodia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Philippines, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Zambia.

The Businesses vary from farming, poultry raising, retail general house items, clothing, food production, restaurant/cafe.  We have helped 187 entrepreneurs, 533 family members and created 66 jobs. We commenced this project in November 2018 added 10 more loans in January 2019 and have received 18 repayments of £12.35 and £9.24 in total to our account. We must remember we are not the only ones to get repaid as there are many others with LendwithCare and also have to be repaid by the Entrepreneurs.

Every single loan we make will help give a poor family the means to make a living and improve their long-term future. We might give a man in West Africa a loan to buy chairs and tables for his cafe so he can earn enough to feed and educate his family or provide a mother in Cambodia with a sewing machine so she can earn enough to support her children.

The person or persons (i.e. Groups) will not only be able to make a living for themselves, they’ll also make enough money to pay back the loan over an agreed period of time—which means one loan can

To summarise we have lent £450 and donated £45 (i.e. 30 x £1.50 Administration fees). We await further repayments until our available credit rises from the present position of £26.59 to say, between £100 and £150, before we look to help again. For more information visit lendwithcare.org


 


Shelter Box

Bob Abernethy and Steve Blackett gave a talk and demonstration about Shelterbox to the “School Advancement Committee” who were five primary seven children. They have been given the task of planning a school activity day to raise funds to buy a Shelterbox.

We were given a very warm welcome by the headteacher Jenny Campbell who is very enthusiastic to make Shelterbox an annual funding project for the school.


 An extra 400 ShelterBoxes have been sent to Pakistan to further assist the people who have fled the fighting between the army and militants in the north of the country. The latest consignment of boxes are in addition to the boxes sent to the region in May and June to help the estimated 2.4 million people displaced by the fighting. They will provide emergency shelter for up to 4,000 people.
An extra 400 ShelterBoxes have been sent to Pakistan to further assist the people who have fled the fighting between the army and militants in the north of the country. The latest consignment of boxes are in addition to the boxes sent to the region in May and June to help the estimated 2.4 million people displaced by the fighting. They will provide emergency shelter for up to 4,000 people.

The International Committee Convenor recharging his batteries in Tenerife before updating the committee's intentions for 2018/19


Update from George Delgaty – October 2018

Joe Homan Charity-

Rajkumar studying 10th Standard at Government Higher Secondary School at Achampatti. He has ambitions to be a Civil Engineer

Madhumita has ambitions to become a doctor. She was originally admitted to Girls Town at Sangram but is now back home helping her family. Her Uncle is now supporting her though her local school. More information to come on Madhumita. Donal Burke is our contact with the Charity.

 

Malawi Fruits- Solar Irrigation Pump- 

Climate Justice making good progress with a large irrigation scheme at Tapukwa, Malawi. Once completed water to 30 hectacres as opposed to 8.

Future Pump Project in North Malawi in partnership with Agri Service Centre (ASC), this organisation offers assets like the irrigation pumps to farmers but on terms they can afford-enabling then to have productive assets now and pay for them from the proceeds of crop sales.

Support from United Nations Development Programme to boost irrigation work over the next 3 years, they will match fund everything Malawi Fruits/ Rotary raise to purchase Solar Irrigation Pumps. Steve Blackett is our contact with this project which forms part of our partnership with Malawi fruits for the Tayside Cycle Challenge in early May.

 

Shelter Box-

Steve as you will see has already visited St.Madoes Primary School who plan to make this Project part of their activities this school year. The Club will be assisting them is their efforts to funs a Shelter Box. More information on Shelter Box elsewhere in our Activities page.

 

AQUABOX-

 

We donated £500 last year to this Charity which is Rotary based. Their sole aim is to ensure that Disaster Area have clean and safe drinking water. We have seen recently of many examples of natural disasters, e.g. Indonesia. This charity can mobilise and ship potentially life saving water filtration kits to the regions affected.

George is the Club contact for this charity.

 

New project- LEND WITH CARE.

The International Committee would like to support this project which you set up an initial sum, say £500 via the Charities website for Perth Kinnoull Rotary. You then select the Entrepreneurs that have requested a Loan, the type of businesses you could support may be- Opening a Market Stall, Small tailoring business, Barbers business etc.

The Entrepreneur request a Loan from a Local MICROFINANCE INSTITUTION (MFI) who are partners with LendwithCare. If their idea shows promise they get the go ahead for the Loan they need to get the business going.

MFI uploads the Entrepreneurs profile to Lendwithcare. The Club will then be able to see which Businesses we wish to support. The Entrepreneurs Profiles are updated so you can see how their business is transforming their lives and those of their families.

The Loan is repaid in Instalments to the MFI who in turn transfers the payments to CARE INTERNATIONAL. Lend with care then CREDITS the repayment to your LWC account.                                                          

  


 

                                          

While on holiday in Maderia I came across Rotary involvement on the island and attach a couple of pics.

I would encourage all members to consider visiting an overseas Club when on holiday if time permits. Remember to quality for the "Gulliver's Boot" award you have to present one of our banners (located in the President's lecturn) to an overseas Club and to bring back a banner from them. The Rotararian who meets this criteria and who has travelled the furthest will win this prestigous award.

    



The Mission of the International Service Committee is to enable Rotarians to promote world understanding and peace through World Community Service and Rotary Friendship Programmes by Rotarians and Rotary Clubs across the world, through Informing, motivating and supporting Districts and Clubs in RIBI in their efforts to:

  • support humanitarian programmes of the Rotary International and in particular, support programmes associated with the Presidential areas of emphases, including Water, Sanitation, Health concerns, Poverty reduction strategies and Literacy promotion
  • promote projects between Clubs and Districts in RIBI with those in overseas countries, encouraging hands on efforts, international cooperation and fellowship
  • respond to disaster relief efforts and rebuilding processes following natural disasters.
  • build and sustain international friendship and service through the Rotary Fellowships and Rotarian Action Groups.
  • promote International Service Projects, including those associated with the web based publication.” Opportunities to Serve”. The projects will be classified as Core projects, RIBI approved projects and Charity accredited projects
  • supporting and contributing to the International Development Programmes of the UN, in partnership with Governmental Agencies such as the Department for International Development (DfID), and other NGO’s in the programmes associated with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) of the UN.
  • liaising and collaborating with other programmes within the RIBI such as Membership Development, The Rotary Foundation, Youth Services, Community and Vocational Development and Communication, strategic goals, in relation to the programmes in Clubs and Districts in RIBI.
  • supporting RI president and RIBI president in their aims for International Service.
     

When Rotarians are confronted with problems too large to contemplate, they start small and keep going ……… build bridges that last” --- Wilfrid Wilkinson, President Rotary International 2007-08.
 

The Perth Kinnoull Rotary Club is committed to Rotary International's Campaign for the Global Eradication of Polio.

 


 

 

 

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