What we do Internationally
Witney Rotarians work to encourage, foster and promote international understanding, goodwill, peace and fellowship around the world.
We are involved in many varied projects in different parts of the world, as shown here:
The Bishop Simeon Trust supporting orphans and vulnerable children affected by poverty and HIV/AIds in South Africa.
GAGA - (Goodwill and Growth in Africa). Financial support
The Joe Homan Charity. The Rotary Club of Witney has been a long term supporter of this charity working in South India and Thailand which maintains Residential Homes for disadvantaged children and aims to improve their opportunities and lifestyle by encouraging them to obtain education, and vocational training.
Kamuli Mission Financial support
Mercy Ships Financial support
Nasio Trust Financial support
Polio Eradication A major programme financially supported by Rotary Clubs across the World for the past 30 years, in recent years similar support had come from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since 1985 the number of countries suffering endemic polio has been reduced from 125 down to just 2! Witney Rotary Club continues to add it's support , raising funds from street collections and other events.
WOVA (West Oxfordshire Vetka Association) is a small local charity based in Witney which works in the district of Vetka in the Gomel Oblast of Belarus.
Kilifi School Latrine Project A number of local Rotary Clubs, including Witney, formed a fund-raising consortium which succeeded in improving the toilet facilities for pupils attending a number of rural schools in Kenya.
Shelterbox providing emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world affected by a disaster, at the time when they need it the most
The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa was a major source of concern in 2015. In Liberia the Rotary Club of
Monrovia has taken a lead in bringing support to local communities. Witney contributed £1200 through a Rotary Street Collection towards the cost of defeating this frightening illness.