Disaster Aid

Disaster Aid

Disaster Aid

About this Project

Disaster Aid Canada provides worldwide aid to people displaced by a disaster. Depending upon the requirements we may fundraise and donate the money to a partner organization on the ground or provide immediate relief with the Disaster Relief Kit.  The kit may include a 4 room tent, a tool kit, Hygiene Kits, warmth & comfort products and a water filtration system that will provide a family of 10, a years worth of drinkable water. What we send depends on the need of the affected community. We do not send anything that is not needed or if we do not have a partner on the ground who can oversea the distribution and setup. In most cases the partner will be a Rotary Club in the affected area.

Over the years West Shore Rotary, along with individual members, have purchased a number of Shelter and Disaster Aid Boxes for use in regions of the world when major natural disasters take place.

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Atsikana Pa Ulendo  (Girls on the Move), Malawi

Atsikana Pa Ulendo (Girls on the Move), Malawi

Atsikana Pa Ulendo
(Girls on the Move), Malawi

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Atsikana Pa Ulendo (APU) is dedicated to helping young Malawian women achieve self-sufficiency through education.

Their mission is to provide high quality education to girls from the rural areas of Malawi who would be otherwise unable to continue with their education beyond primary school, due to a lack of financial support.

They aim to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of young girls and women living in poverty and in so doing, spark a ripple effect of reduced poverty, illness, malnutrition, early marriage, overpopulation and gender bias that will be felt and magnified throughout the country of Malawi and throughout the world.  Their vision is of a world where young girls have equal opportunities to realize their full potential as human beings.

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West Shore Rotary involvement with Christie Johnson and Memory began with Christie seeking support for drought relief for Memory’s home village soon after West Shore Rotary was formed.  This then led to the water well project for the village and grew into the Atsikana Pa Ulendo Girls School project.   Since then West Shore Rotary ($4000 per year), along with individual members, have supported a number of girls in the school and contributed toward infrastructure at the school.

We have water … and lot’s of it! Thanks to the initiative of experts at WASRAG (Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group) and the donation of funds from the West Shore, Sooke and Oak Bay Rotary Clubs, the APU water system has been upgraded. We now have a very deep well with a submersible pump that is powered by solar panels. There is finally enough water at APU! Even now, late in the dry season, and with the school full of students, there is plenty of water. Our final challenge was  to build a second water tower ($20,000) so that all of the water that is being pumped can be stored.

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Postal Address: PO Box 28016, RPO Westshore, 2945 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC, V9B 5E3

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Water Well In Malawi

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  • Date: 12 April 2018
  • Client: Monarch Group
  • Project Type: Building Renovation

About this Project

This well at Kapwayi, Malawi, Memory’s Grandfather’s village, was dug using $5000 from the club taken to Malawi by Colleen Milne.

Following the 2010 earthquake, the City of Langford teamed up with the Rotary Club of West Shore to provide assistance to the Baby Jesus Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Over a number of visits, a team of volunteers, working with the orphanage, were able to make it secure and functional. In 2013, the team was asked to visit the Divine Hand Orphanage (DHO) with 52 children which was on the brink of collapse. Conditions were deplorable and, with the agreement of DHO’s founder, Doris Abraham, Rotary West Shore committed to support  and upgrade the orphanage. Thus, helpforhaiti.ca was born as a project of the Rotary Club of West Shore. The tenancy of the orphanage was immediately secured and over the last four years, volunteer teams have made 4 visits to the orphanage and completed numerous  improvements.

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New Hope School

New Hope School

Victoria Lighthouse Education Centre

About this Project

In 2000 Busabaga elders in Uganada requested help to build a primary school as there wasn’t one in the area.

The village is in a very remote area, behind a large sugar plantation.  The children who did go to school needed to walk 2-3 hours there and back, and it was especially dangerous for girls.

West Shore Rotary provided $1000 (plus $2500 District Community Grant, $1000 from Harbourside Rotary Club and $1500 from the Project Unity Commtitee) a total of $6000 for the New Hope School Society. This money went to putting concrete floors in the Victoria Primary School in Busabaga, Uganda developed by a group of volunteers from Victoria

West Shore Rotary and the other partners from donated a further $6000 to the New Hope School Society to purchase text books for the school.

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In total, a 10 room, 2 office school school was built providing education to up to 600 children replacing the classroom under a tree. 

Facilities include a large latrine and new kitchen in 2014 with a technology that diverted smoke out of the building in order to improve health. The building is fully cladded in cement on the inside and out to protect people from insects and snakes.   The school was built using local labour and materials throughout the project.

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Help For Haiti

Help For Haiti

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  • Date: 12 April 2018
  • Client: Monarch Group
  • Project Type: Building Renovation

About this Project

Help For Haiti (helpforhaiti.ca), an initiative of the Rotary Club of West Shore, Victoria, Canada, partners with Haitian orphanages desperately overwhelmed and underfunded since the earthquake of 2010. Our joint goal: to secure the well-being of the children and the viability of the orphanage. Working with ONE orphanage at a time, Help For Haiti and our Haitian partner focus first on ensuring the children are safe, healthy, happy and attending school.  Then we devise, fund and implement revenue-producing and cost-saving projects to make the orphanage fully sustainable.

Following the 2010 earthquake, the City of Langford teamed up with the Rotary Club of West Shore to provide assistance to the Baby Jesus Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Over a number of visits, a team of volunteers, working with the orphanage, were able to make it secure and functional. In 2013, the team was asked to visit the Divine Hand Orphanage (DHO) with 52 children which was on the brink of collapse. Conditions were deplorable and, with the agreement of DHO’s founder, Doris Abraham, Rotary West Shore committed to support  and upgrade the orphanage. Thus, helpforhaiti.ca was born as a project of the Rotary Club of West Shore. The tenancy of the orphanage was immediately secured and over the last four years, volunteer teams have made 4 visits to the orphanage and completed numerous  improvements.

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