Cambodian Water Project
Several clubs in our District have, for more than 10 years, been leading Global Grants in rural Cambodia which are among the most successful projects in the Rotary world. These are life-changing grants. They are entirely empowerment-based, with the village families committing to months and years of hands-on work and organization, and to “pass-on” elements whereby village families help other villages in the future. The projects include wells, latrines, biosand filters, animal pass-on programs and vegetable gardening/agriculture that enables the families to keep their children in school. And the children are then enrolled in village schools with Rotary-based Youth Clubs. These grants have been hugely successful in creating sustainable change.
A new Global Grant is being prepared, this one to be led by the Ponte Vedra Rotary Club and joined by the Rotary Club of Gainesville. Clubs in Australia, Utah and New York will also participate. We are hopeful that other clubs in D-6970 will participate. The empowerment project will be life-changing for more than 3,000 souls, helping women, men and children. If your club is interested, please contact Richard Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time is off the essence as the target filing date for having club commitments is end-of-November (actual funding is then likely to be in Jan-Feb 2023).
Learn more about the WASH Ambassadorship Program: WASH Ambassadorship Program
If your club is interested in learning more and/or supporting this Global Grant, please contact District Rotary Foundation Chair Jeanette Loftus at JLo.Rotary6970@gmail.com