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International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.

Nepal Press Release

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In April 2015, an earthquake of 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the historic district of Gorkha in Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu. Over 9,000 lives were lost and estimated 8 million people, almost one-third of the population, have been impacted by the earthquake.

Members of the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire, together with the  Rotary Club of Damauli in Nepal, decided the best way to provide support was to help fund the reconstruction of the devastated Community Centre in the rural area of Dharmpani, Tanahun West Nepal; the epicentre of the earthquake.

AquaBox receives the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

AquaBox has recently received  the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016. This is the highest award given to local volunteer groups in the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups!

The trustees would like to thank all those who have supported AquaBox over the years and made this recognition possible. 

1060 District International Newsletter - Spring 2016

The Spring edition of District 1060's International Newsletter features;

  • Literacy in a Box
  • Rotary Shoebox Scheme
  • Azad Choudhury Academy School
  • Helping Hands in Peru
  • CT Scanner Project - India
  • Guatemala Literacy project
  • Toilets for Sri Lankan Schools Project
  • Club and District News

Enjoy the read!

1060 District International Newsletter - Winter 2016

The attached Newsletter is the latest from the District International team. It includes feature articles, Club and District news as well as other items of interest. Enjoy the read!

Foundation Seminar


Saturday 6 February 2016

The Tally-Ho Conference Centre (Trophy Suite) Pershore Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 7RN

8.30 am to 12.30 pm

Fresh Water for Kititi in Uganda

Vice President inaugurates water bore hole

The village of Kititi in south-east Uganda now has clean water for the first time, thanks to funding provided to Planting for Hope Uganda by Kinver and Bewdley Rotary Clubs, supported by a matching grant from Rotary District 1060. Until now the villagers have had a long walk to fetch and carry filthy unhygienic water back to the village.

Rotary Supports Manisha's 'Everest Challenge'

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Our international charity, Manisha UK, staged a highly successful 'Everest Challenge' in Alcester on Saturday, 14th November, and with help from our members, raised over £5,000.

International Projects Conference

Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 09:00 - 12:00
Rotary clubs have been shining their light in communities all over the world through numerous International Service projects for many years.
Tally Ho Conference Centre [Trophy Suite ] Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7RN

There are countless opportunities to get involved and to involve others in our community. This conference now in its 4rd year is to continue the development of international service by Rotarians in Clubs in District 1060.

Your invitation, agenda and reservation form is attached and we, the District International Team, look forward to meeting you all again for another informative, fun packed Conference.

Tools for Self-Reliance [TFSR].

Trevor James

The monthly sales of garden tools at Barton-under-Needwood Methodist Church have yielded £1,200-00 already this year – double the amount for the same period last year – and TFSR report that this unexpected level of funding has enabled them to support an additional education programme in Africa.

Opportunities to Serve

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World Child Cancer urgently needs to raise 5,500 to the fund the treatment costs for children with cancer in Cameroon.

Every year, around 120 children are diagnosed with cancer at our partner hospitals in Cameroon.

While many of the cancers diagnosed are treatable, survival rates remain horrendously low, as parents are struggling to meet the cost of drugs and therefore are being forced to make the heart-breaking decision to abandon their child’s treatment.

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