Rotary Youth Exchange Program

The Rotary Youth Exchange Program provides a world of opportunities to thousands of young people in year 12, worldwide with an opportunity to experience the cultures and accomplishments of people in other countries. The ambassadorial nature of the exchange promotes world understanding and peace.
 
Youth Exchange is an official program of Rotary International and allows around 8000 students to exchange annually to around 60 different countries Rotary Exchange students spend one year living in another country, usually with three of four host families. They become part of those families and their community. These Rotary accredited families are volunteers who will welcome and carte for the student, supervise their year and introduce them to their culture and lifestyle.
 
In the host country the student attends school in their local community, learns another language, experiences different foods, study different subjects and enjoy a new way of living. They become involved in Rotary and community activities and learn a great deal about themselves and gain confidence and self sufficiency.
 
 
 

Donations in Kind

Donations in Kind is an excellent program that distributes excess products and items that are kindly donated by the many industries, schools, individuals etc. Rotarians work tirelessly in sourcing items, cataloguing, storing, packing and distributing to various global locations to those in need. Such items include:
 
  • Education Items. Such as books, reference materials, and general reading
  • Equipment. Such as desks, chairs, school supplies and computers
  • Health. Such medical equipment, beds, and hospital supplies
DIK is a program of Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS), which is the Australian arm of Rotary International that assists Rotary Clubs with the development and management of international community service projects.
 
 
 
 
 

Rotarians Against Malaria (RAM)

RAM objective is: “The prevention of mortality, and a reduction in morbidity and social and economic loss caused by malaria through a progressive improvement and strengthening of local and national capabilities in malaria control.”
 
Rotary in Australia developed the “Adopt a Village” program in 2004, initially for PNG but extended it to cover the Solomon Islands in 2005.
Donors could “Adopt a Village” , a small village may cost $1,000, a medium size village may cost $2,000 and a large village may cost $3,000. This donation allowed every man, woman and child in your adopted village the opportunity to sleep under a Life Saving Treated Bed net each night.
 
RAM provides leadership, financial and strategic support to implement its mission through:
  • Control Strategies;
  • Education;
  • Research;
  • Partnering with other funding providers; and
  • Working collaboratively with Governments in our Region (Solomon Islands,Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste).
RAM is a program of Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS), which is the Australian arm of Rotary International that assists Rotary Clubs with the development and management of international community service projects.