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OUR INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
MATCHING GRANT PROJECT
The Rotary Foundation approved the Matching Grant application submitted by the Rotary Club of Arbury and the Rotary Club of Rajahmundry River City, District 3020. The Award was to help to provide two motor vans for the distribution of food to schools in the Rajahmundry District, East Godavari, Andra Pradesh, India. The Iskcon Temple Food Relief Foundation prepares the midday meals for about 19,000 school children in the Rajahmundy area and needed the extra two vans for efficient distribution of the food and for future extension of the scheme.
ROTARY SHOE BOX SCHEME
The Rotary Shoebox Scheme started in 1994 when boxes of gifts were sent at Christmas to children in the city of Lasi, Romania. Since then the scheme has grown throughout Britain and Ireland and tens of thousands of boxes have since been sent to children and families in many countries in Eastern Europe. Arbury Rotary Club has supported this scheme for many years with boxes filled by Club members, friends and children from local schools.
POLIO ERADICATION INITIATIVE
in Lucknow, Uttah Pradesh, Northern India
After 29 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. The Rotary Club of Arbury in conjunction with Rotary Clubs throughout the world are working hard to make this dream come true. Club member David linked up with local Rotarians and other volunteers for a Polio awareness Rally and National Immunisation Days. This is in India’s largest state and most crowded with a population of 190 million. On these days 67 million children can be vaccinated across India. Because the problem is still so great every child gets the drops 5 times and when the children get vaccinated their fingers are marked with purple colour.
HAITI SHELTERBOX APPEAL
When the news of the Haiti disaster broke the Rotary Club of Arbury provided two shelterboxes to be dispatched immediately. Upon hearing about this the Mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth gave his backing to the project. He urged the people of Nuneaton to support the Rotary Shelterbox Appeal to help relieve the devastation caused by the recent earthquake. A collection held in the Market Place in Nuneaton town centre was supported most generously and it meant that two more shelterboxes were provided.
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