Other Rotary Supported Programs

The projects and programs listed below address various specific international needs and have been originated and are managed by particular Rotary clubs. Participation is welcome from other clubs and individuals:

Wheelchairs for Kids

This is a program to manufacture and distribute low cost and robust wheelchairs for use by impoverished, disabled children in over 60 developing countries (a project of the Rotary Club of Scarborough, WA). The chairs are assembled by volunteer labour and money donated is used for purchase of materials. All donations are tax deductible.

District 9810 contact persons:   Russell Hayes

Website: http://www.wheelchairsforkids.org/

Art Building Children’s Dreams                                                                                                 
The vision of ABCD – Art Building Children’s Dreams (Australia) Inc. – is a world where vulnerable children can achieve their dreams.  ABCD works to  provide financial assistance to the schools and families of orphans and children at risk, by using the children’s art to raise funds for their education.  ABCD was established in 2009 by the Rotary Club of Templestowe.    Website – http://www.abcdreams.org.au

Contact:  Trevor Dawson

East Timor Roofing Company Unip.lda

This ongoing project was started in 2000 by Rotary Club of Doncaster with great assistance from Rotary Club of Lilydale, most District 9810 Clubs and the Rotary Club of Melbourne in District 9800.  It is now a viable business manufacturing roofing material, water tanks and food silos.  Any surplus funds are used for the benefit of the East Timorese people – roofing schools, orphanages and providing scholarships.  It provides employment and training.  A training centre was set up to teach skills in basic building techniques in 2004 and a micro-credit bank began in 2007.

Further information: Frank Evans

Committee: Ern Dawes and Tim Hewitt