Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS)

        
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RAWCS is an active arm of Rotary International. It has four main overseas project programs and one new domestic one.

Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM)

was established in 2003 and has helped eradicate malaria from large parts of the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and other Asia Pacific areas. Clubs can help by funding nets for communities.

Projects and Volunteers sends teams to lesser developed communities. Last year we sent 1,067 volunteers in 154 teams to 26 countries.  Your club can initiate or join one of these projects.

Safe Water & Sanitation Saves Lives (SWSSL)

assists needy communities through introducing systematised catchment, storage and reticulation and systems and hygiene training.

Donations In Kind (DIK)

is an outstanding recycling operation that sources, packs and sends containers of goods, equipment, books and clothing to needy communities.

Click here for the Donations In Kind website.

Last year a national initiative, Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) was introduced to help stressed Australians in need of compassionate assistance, often because of disasters and accidents, through collecting tax deductible donations.

In addition to the five major ongoing programs areas just outlined, there are many short and medium term projects such as:

  • Mothers & Babies Support (Timor Leste)
  • Rebuilding Samoa, Seven Women (Nepal)
  • World of Difference (Cambodia)
  • and 385 active national projects.

District 9800 currently has more than 60 RAWCS-registered club projects.

How Can RAWCS Help Clubs?

RAWCS can provide front end advice on projects, including needs assessment and cross-­‐cultural strategies.  We can also put you in touch with clubs that may have set up projects in your intended country/area of activity for advice.

We can help link you with clubs for on-the-ground cooperation and to avoid duplication, overlap and wastage.  We will help obtain tax deductibility for eligible projects and provide free travel insurance for teams travelling overseas.

Importantly, we can help you ensure sustainability of the benefits and impact of your projects.

Learn More

To learn more about how you can apply for RAWCS Registration for your projects and contact details. Please visit the RAWCS District 9800 website.


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