Latest - Burma relief effort
The following are projects which the club is involved with, or has been in the past.
For current projects go to the District 5360 World Community Service by clicking here
Support for orphans in Sri Lanka - $16,000.
In 2007 Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial contributed $16,000 towards the operating costs of the Children’s Resource Centre (CRC) in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. The CRC supports more than 200 children. It was established after the tsunami that devastated coastal communities in Asia, including many in Sri Lanka.
Support for schools in Afghanistan - $8,000.
In 2007 Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial contributed $8,000 to the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WA) to assist with teachers’ salaries and school supplies for two schools for orphans, one in Kabul and the other in Maimana, in Faryab Province.
Support for schools in Thailand - $20,000.
In 2006, Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial, and private donors, in conjunction with the Samsara Foundation funded improvements at a number of school sites in Thailand’s remote, mountainous north. These improvements included construction of dormitories, the supply and installation of water purification systems and the construction of toilet blocks, and the supply of school books, at a total cost of $20,000.
Supply of medical equipment to Thailand - $14,800.
In 2005 Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial, assisted by a matching grant from Wild Rose Foundation, provided $14,800 to improve the quality of life for patients at the McKean Hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand. These funds were used to purchase wheelchairs and gel cushions; to adapt motorcycles for the adult disabled; to modify bicycles for the adult disabled (hand-powered and regular adult tricycles); prosthetic devices; and specialized beds.
District Ambulance Project - India - $1,000
This is a District sponsored project. The Project is to provide six Ambulances for District 3020 in India. The ambulances will be used to transport labourers and low income people requiring medical intervention from remote villages to the main hospital. Most of the patients suffer from malnutrition, anaemia, cateract etc.
Costa Rica Microcredit - $3,000
This is a project of the Calgary West Rotary Club, which Calgary Centennial has decided to support it to the tune of $3000. The project is intended to support provision of capital to women in Cost Rica to start small businesses, and become self supporting. For more information on the microcredit project click here.
Provide Sports Equipment to Disadvantaged Youth - Russia - $250, $7,380 with matching funds.
This is a joint project between ourselves, Kananaskis Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Esso, Milkovo in the Kamchatka Peninsula area of Russia. The donation of sports equipment is intended to improve self esteem and health, and reduce crime. The intent is to replace older mountaineering equipment for childrenÍs safetyand purchase new equipment to expand childrenÍs opportunities.The goal of the outdoors and sports clubs is to feed the mind and soul of a youth by allowing the children to challenge themselves emotionally, mentally, and physically. These clubs are essential to maintaining social balance within the community, and also deter children from participating in criminal activities. Government funding is not provided to these clubs and the equipment is utilized by many financially disadvantaged children. The clubs charge no fees to children but rely on finding external financial support. See letter of thanks and photos.
Portable X-Ray Equipment - Russia $42,350, $105,362 with matching funds
This project is to purchase portable x-ray equipment for Kamchatka, Russia to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. Tuberculosis has increased some 15-fold in children within the past 3 years. The equipment will allow the population to be x-rayed in their villages rather than have them travel by public transport to regional hospitals, with the risk of transmitting the disease to others.
Rubella Immunisation - Russia $5729, $7380 with matching funds
This project, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Changacherry, India, and the Rotary Clubof Blagoveschensk, Russiahas provided funds for 30,000 doses of vaccination for the Rubella virus in Amurskaya, Russia.
New York Disaster Fund - $2130
Club members donated $710 which was matched 2 to 1 with $1420 from Club funds.