Programs provided through RAWCS donations and volunteer efforts provide clean water, protect against malaria and shelter otherwise homeless families every day...and much more...
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Key RAWCS Programs
While RAWCS conducts a huge variety of projects catering to the most pressing needs of developing countries, a number of key RAWCS programs provide ongoing assistance to in specific areas where help is needed most.
Rotarians Against Malaria
Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM) is the RAWCS program dedicated to the fight against Malaria, one of the major health threats in the world today.
Malaria is a potentially fatal blood disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted to human and animal hosts by the Anopheles mosquito.
More than two billion people live at risk from Malaria. With more than 500 million infected with the parasite, 2-3 million die of the disease each year.
RAM's current programs are focused on the Pacific region, particularly the Solomon Islands and Papua-New Guinea, using long-life, insecticide-treated bed nets to protect people during the evening, when mosquitoes feed. The nets not only protect the people sleeping beneath them, but also kill mosquitoes that come in contact.
Using the Adopt-a-Village program and funds from Rotary 3H grants, RAM will supply the treated bed-nets to villagers in a planned program.
Read more about RAM and how you can get involved in stopping the spread of Malaria.
Safe Sanitation and Water Saves Lives
Safe Sanitation and Water Saves Lives (SSWSL) is a program to supply clean water to desperate people in underdeveloped countries through a planned system of water catchment, storage and reticulation.
It includes training local people in the construction of concrete tanks, and encourages them to maintain and protect their water supply system. Education in hygiene is also offered.
RAWCS volunteers travel to the various countries to instruct the local people in the skills of concrete tank construction, or other types of tanks, or tube wells.The Safe Sanitation and Water Saves Lives committee has traditionally organised, arranged funding, planned and constructed water systems including pumps, pipelines and tanks in Pacific Island and SE Asian countries including Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Nepal, Kiribati and others. The aim of the program is to provide clean water for drinking and other purposes in rural villages
Donations In KindDonations In Kind (DIK) is the program whereby Rotarians and Rotary Clubs source surplus goods and products within Australia that have no further use here and provide them to regions which can utilise them.
Rotary's Donations In Kind program provides a central coordination point for storage, packing and dispatch of goods for local and international efforts, minimising the costs associated with getting goods to where they are needed in the world.
If you have quantities of goods, equipment or products that you no longer need but that could be utilised by others in need, please make contact with Donations In Kind. Your contribution could make a big difference in someone's life somewhere in the world.
The project list can be searched are listed by country Some projects show that only funds are sought, others will require volunteers.