Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:
- Promote peace
- Fight disease
- Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
- Save mothers and children
- Support education
- Grow local economies
Rotary Club Of Glenelg members are actively involved in quite a few of the Rotary International Programs. Have a look below at some of the programs we currently support.
Shoes That Grow
Over 2 billion people suffer from soil-transmitted diseases and parasites. They live in areas that do not have adequate sanitation. They do not have the right clothing, resources, or healthcare. Being sick means kids miss school, can’t help their families, suffer with pain. Many of these diseases and parasites get into the body because people don’t have shoes.
There are over 300 million children who do not have shoes. And countless more with shoes that do not fit as their feet grow. Shoes that grow is addressing this problem. Our club members are actively fund raising to finance these shoes for kids who need them.
ShelterBox is made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital. When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. This is why we provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives.
The sturdy Green Shelter Boxes are designed to help people who have lost everything. They are filled with practical tools and utensils that help people get on with their lives again. RCOG have various fundraisers to help finance these boxes.
Rotary Hands On Project Assembles and fit prosthetic hands to victims of landmines and war. The Hands On Project is actively distributing prosthetic hands to countries in Asia and Africa. Once the hands are assembled they are then taken overseas by Rotary Australia World Community Service teams to distribute to those who need them.
The recipient is fitted and trained to use the hand. It takes about 2 hours to assemble a hand. Our members assist from time to time to assemble these hands on behalf of the program.