WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE (INTERNATIONAL)
The Rotary Club of Regency Park is one of many numerically small clubs with a strong record of fundraising and service locally but also for the World Community.
Supporting health care and community development in Nepal
Since 2014 the club has provided support for the work of International Nepal Fellowship (INF) in its provision of care for people in Mid Western and Western Nepal, especially those usually marginalised in society. Much of this care is provided through Green Pastures Hospital situated in Pokhara. With the assistance of the District Grants programme of The Rotary Foundation, the club has been able to donate approaching $62,000 towards a variety of projects including wheelchairs, an autoclave, industrial washing machine, anaesthetic machine, portable Xray unit, operating theatre lights and water purifying units. In 2019, a group of 10 from the club visited Nepal to see ‘first hand’ items supported and learn more of the work of INF.
Rotary Overseas Relocated Playgrounds Projects (RORP)
Since early 2023, we have been delighted to join in assisting the Rotary Club of Mount Barker in this project.
The Rotary Overseas Relocated Playgrounds project (RORP) was started in Melbourne in July
2019 and so far has relocated over 250 playgrounds for children in nations like Sri Lanka, Timor
Leste, Fiji, Uganda, Nepal, the Philippines and Tanzania. Since launching in South Australia in
2021, Rotary has removed playgrounds for the Mount Barker District Council, the Rural City of
Murray Bridge, the City of Whyalla, the City of Playford and the City of Tea Tree Gully, with
removals approved and pending for the City of Prospect. the City of Onkaparinga and the Town
of Gawler. Among the 64 councils in South Australia, there are around 1650
playgrounds. We can only imagine the joy brought to children overseas if each of
these playgrounds as they were relocated as they are replaced.
COWS FOR CAMBODIA
In 2018 the club was able to support the purchase of 17 Brahmin Cows for this project which provides opportunity for rural Cambodian families to have a access to a ‘loaned’ pregnant cow and then to keep the calf to assist in them develop a self sustaining economic future. Calves are tagged with a Rotary logo!
Each year, when considering how to use wisely funds raised, support is also provided to international projects organised by other clubs, our Rotary District (9510), Rotary International, and groups that respond to natural and man-made disasters. These include:
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ROMAC ( Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children)
MEDECINS SAN FRONTIERES (Doctors Without Borders)
RAGAS (Rotary Action Group Against Slavery)