International Service Projects - Supporting the World Community
Amwell Rotary Club is a part of the worldwide fellowship of Rotary Clubs that forms Rotary International.
Although we do not have any formal twinning arrangements in place, we do have links with two of the Rotary Clubs established in Cluj-Napoca, Romania as well as with the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
We have also undertaken joint initiatives with Hertford Shires Rotary Club to work with the Rotary Club of Sandton, South Africa on various projects.
We also undertake various International and World Community Service Projects as Club Initiatives, some of which are highlighted below. Some of these projects have been part funded with grants from the Rotary Foundation and you can read more about this not for profit corporation HERE
Funding for ShelterBoxes
These are emergency tent units that can be sent from a central depot to disaster areas worldwide. Starting as the brainchild of one Rotarian with the support of his Rotary club in the year 2000, ShelterBox grew to become the largest Rotary Club project in the entire history of the organisation.
Each box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contents are tailored depending on the nature and location of the disaster, with great care taken sourcing every item to ensure it is robust enough to be of lasting value. Highly trained ShelterBox Response Teams distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organisations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide.
Rotarian support currently contributes an estimated 50% of ShelterBox donations. Recognising this worldwide support from the Rotary community, ShelterBox was designated as a Global Rotary Club Project in 2009
Mosquito nets for Cambodia
Working closely with our colleagues in the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh, Amwell Rotary Club have provided funds to purchase mosquito nets for distribution to various communities in their local area.
These donations have been boosted by grants from the Rotary Foundation.
Amwell Rotary supports Lendwithcare which is a revolutionary way to help some of the world’s poorest people work their way out of poverty with dignity.
See how Lendwithcare works HERE.
Lendwithcare is an initiative of poverty fighting charity, CARE International UK.
100% of the money loaned through Lendwithcare goes to the entrepreneur.