One of Rotary's Five Avenues of Service
The International Service "Avenue
," Rotarians strive for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
International Service Projects are designed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the most underprivileged children and families in developing countries.
Some of the Rotary Club of Newport's projects:
- Support projects for Newport's Sister City, Mombetsu, Japan.
- Fund both inbound and outbound Exchange Students to promote world understanding
- Support for Rotary International's PolioPlus program which seeks the eradication of polio worldwide
- 2015-2016: Kenya village projects to promote their economic independence and self-reliance. Read report.
- 2012-2015: Purchased a bake oven for a Lima, Peru orphanage/school to teach baking to students (2012-2013). Also provided computers to the orphanage (2013-2015).
- Promote Group Study Exchange teams with Peru
Kenya Global Grant Project
Kenya project slideshow:
Kenya project, 2015-2016 Rotarian Rick Letherer giving a report at our Rotary meeting about our Kenyan Global grant.
Kenya project, 2015-2016 Newport High School's Interact Club President, Larissa Williams [2nd from right, standing], and club member, Danny Romero [kneeling, front row], enjoyed a two-day safari on the Maasai Mara and saw many species of
animals and birds. Read report.
Kenya project, 2015-2016 Newport High School's Interact Club President, Larissa Williams, and club member, Danny Romer, travelled to Kenya to distribute
"Days for Girls" sanitary kits to that school girls would not miss a week of school each month. Read report.
Peru Bake Oven Project
Rotary baking oven project, 2012-2013 provided a safe, learning environment for street children in Lima, Peru. Rotarians funded a $15,000 project to provide a bakery oven, racks and display cases for a local orphanage/school. The donation provides a hands-on educational opportunity for homeless teens to learn the bakery trade and to sustain this trade as a skill after they leave the school.
Funding for the project was initiated by the Rotary Club of Newport and assisted by the Rotary International Foundation Endowment for world community service projects. The project grant was written and facilitated by 2012 president Bernice Barnett.
Rotary baking oven project, 2012-2013 Newport and San Borja Rotarians visit Centro Shama, a home for "ninos de la calle" or children of the street, located Lima, Peru. Newport Rotarians partnered with Peruvian Rotarians to purchase a commercial bake oven for the orphanage.
End Polio Now!
An iron lung used by Polio patients in the Loyalty Days Parade with the banner "End Polio Forever"
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