One of Rotary's Five Avenues of Service
The International Service "Avenue
," Rotarians strive for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
International Service Projects are designed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the most underprivileged children and families in developing countries.
Some of Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise's projects:
- Hosted our Rotarian friends from Nagoya, Japan.
- Support for Rotary International's PolioPlus program which seeks the eradication of polio worldwide
- 2015-2016: Provide $1,000 scholarships to eight South African students and continue support in 2016.
- 2014-today: Kosovo village projects to promote wash facilities for 7 village schools (2700 students). Read summary and see map.
- 2012: Project Aloha Fundraiser for our Marines - sent care packages to Hawaiian Marines in Afghanistan.
South African Education Support Grant Project
Zwelisha Aftercare Center
The Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise and the Rotary Club of White River in South Africa collaborated to support students at Fundinjobo High
School over several years. In 2015 eight students were each awarded $1,000 scholarships to go to college. Read report asking for last monies
needed for this project.
Scholarships for South African students: Our members had the privilege to Skype with students in South Africa. They have applied for an
Education Support Grant that is available to a Fundinjobo Interact Club member who has been
accepted to a university in South Africa. We are giving scholarships of $1,000 to four of the eight applicants.
These kids are amazing and they touched our souls. We really need to figure out how to get $8,000
so we can help each of these deserving, hardworking students. Some of them
have been orphaned and have come so far. It was amazing how they answered our interview questions.
Kosovo Wash Facilities Project
Kosovo village projects: to promote wash facilities for 7 village schools (2700 students).
The Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise got a $35,000 global grant to provide wash facilities for more than 2,700 elementary school students
and faculty in seven village schools in Kosovo. Read summary
and see map
Read update report
from April 15, 2016.
Project Aloha Phase IV - Care Packages to Afghanistan
Sending care packages to Hawaiian Marines in Afghanistan Project Aloha Phase IV well underway. Packing up 179 boxes of goodies from Kona. 30 more coming from Oahu.
End Polio Now!
End Polio Now! Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise raised $3,000 for the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus project.
Installing Peace Poles in Western Hawaii 2020 Peace Pole at Kona Old Airport Park. Read more.
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