Our International Projects
END POLIO NOW — Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but the fight isn’t over. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, and for as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against the virus for life. If we don’t finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed by polio in the next 40 years. Our Club has been a leader in donations for this cause. Every Rotarian, Every Year plays a large part of this drive to wipe out Polio worldwide.
A HUNDRED DOLLAR SOLUTION — This project is for funding for toilet facilities at an elementary school with 350 children in Pramkese, which is about four hours from the Eastern Region of Ghana. In addition to providing the toilet/sink units the project includes an education component for the children and the teachers which covers general hygiene and sanitation topics and how to maintain the facility.
CAPRA CARE IN HAITI — A Rotary humanitarian effort to improve the quality of life and healthcare for women and children in the towns of Fonfrede and Les Cayes, Haiti. Rotarians from other local clubs, along with the Haitian Rotary Club in Les Cayes, are working alongside Capra Care, Inc., a nonprofit healthcare organization founded and run by Haitians in Fonfrede, in order to achieve the project goals set out in the Global Grant. For more information click here.
CHILDREN’S HOMES in TOLUCA, MEXICO — Our first international grant in 2000 was to HOGARES PROVENDENTIA where we completely furnished the home working with District 4170 and REFUGIO DE MARIA, a home for street girls with a matching grant from Districts 4170 and 6710.
SENEGAL — In 2013, the Rotary Club of Prospect /Goshen partnered with the Rotary Club of Saint-Louis, Senegal to support Bridge Kids International in the creation of an earth brick manufacturing facility in the Saint-Louis region of Senegal. The project is designed to create 10 jobs, facilitate youth employment, and promote lower-cost, eco-friendly building practices and the use of local expertise and resources. Over time, the project is also expected to create a sustainable source of revenue for youth development programs in the Saint-Louis region of Senegal and beyond. Go here for more info: http://www.bridge-kids.org/
Mosquito Nets — In conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Louisville Rotaract Club, PG Rotary helped provide funding for mosquito netting for protection in the tropical areas of Africa where malaria is a danger and threat to health.
GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE — Group Study Exchange was an educational program of The Rotary Foundation wherein Rotary districts in different countries are paired to send and receive professional study groups of non-Rotarian team members and one Rotarian team leader to travel for four to six weeks, staying in the homes of Rotarians when possible. Our Club has hosted numerous teams and provided team leaders as well.