Category Archives: International

Projects and Programs that are International

September Volunteers

Is It You?

Secretary Dave obviously thinking of not letting La Luce have all the fun has uncovered an Invitation from Bundaberg Sunrise Rotary for the more adventurous among us to Join their project in Kenya WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN ONE OF OUR 2018 VOLUNTOURS? TOUR 1: Departs Australia 4th April 2018 – Departs Kenya 21st April 2018 […]

Helping with Education in Balibo, Timor Leste

The great team at the Community Learning Centre (CLC) in Balibo has just made an intensive, schools-distribution effort. Michele, Marino, Rufina and Mario plus many community helpers managed to visit 13 schools this week and had another six schools to visit next week. A total of 19 schools! And it is no easy task, some […]

Keeping on Keeping On

It is great to see the results of the work and know you are making a difference. Once again the Girls of MacRob Interact do us proud. Follow their progress through their own magazine

The Balibo Partnership

RCPM – RC Bentleigh Moorabbin Central

PP Ricardo and President Graham, between travels, DIK and drinks and all round gaiety thought it would be appropriate if RCPM got together with RC BMC and actually got around to recognising their initial work that we benefitted from in East Timor. So arrangements were made and a great evening it was. RC BMC arranged […]

Guests & Transformations

We were fortunate and pleased to have the Chilean Consul General Don Gabriel Jara Maldonado accompanied by his Delightful First Secretary in charge of and his visit with us and thank us for the ongoing support we have provided to Chile and now Argentian border lands with the Rotary Bed Bank project. Introduced by the […]

Mission Accomplished

Volunteers Ross and Virginia McMillan sign off

Mission Accomplished Volunteers Ross & Virginia McMillan sign off in Balibo The past 6 months have been among the most productive in our 8 year involvement with the Balibo Community, in Timor Leste. Rotary Volunteers, Ross and Virginia McMillan have left their mark on the towns civic buildings and in every resident’s heart! Six (6) […]

World of Difference Offers

World of Difference is pleased to confirm three exciting tours to Cambodia and Laos. If you or anyone you know is looking to get involved at an International level in something exciting and different then one of World of Difference’s humanitarian adventure tours to Asia could be the perfect offering. Over the next 9 months […]

PP Ricardo on Hogar de Christo and Chile

RC Port Melbourne and Chilean partners, the RC of Valdivia-Ainil, continue to build up the capacity of our joint-project in southern Chile. The Hospital Bed-Bank is now operating with over 300 beds and other palliative-care equipment such as walkers, commodes, shower stools, etc. The ‘Banco Rotario de Catres Clinicos‘ has established itself as the No […]

Balibo CLC – Soft opening of renovated Cafeteria

Another Balibo story, and yes, it could get boring when presented with so much happening there over the past 12 months. Late in 2016, we had the Dental Clinic construction and opening, along with the new Community Kitchen, the Resident Volunteers Apartment and 2 shipments of educational & health materials. That was busy enough, but […]

San Antonio Boarding House – A Shout Out

When Virginia and Ross McMillan first agreed to volunteer in Balibo, we had no way of predicting how good, or effective, their time there would turn out to be. It has been immensely productive! We usually focus on Ross’s improvements to the Balibo 5 Kindergarten, the CLC English Class Room, the Mechanics Training Shop and […]