International Service Projects


Project: Solar panels for rural medical clinic in Togo.

Partners: Cambrai-Fendon, France Rotary Club

Grant: $20,000 match



Project: Children’s village library in Tema, Ghana

Partners: District 5590

Grant: $8,000

This project included a brick-making machine, rice thresher, modern toilets, computers, desks and academic materials. Recipients were a school and orphanage in Baan Mai Phattana in the hills of Thailand on the Myanmar boarder.

Partners: Chaingmai Thin-Thai-Ngam Rotary club (an all women club) in Chaingmai, Thailand of District 3360.

Global grant of $35,000.

Project: Provided 56 beds to the Association of Charity Benemerita Old People’s Home of Guanambi.  The Home was built by our partner club.

Partners: with the Rotary Clube De Guanambi in Bahia state Brazil, district 4550
District grant of $8,100.

Project: Books for Africa container of books and shoes valued at $165,000 of books and $12,000 of school supplies to villages across Democratic Republic of Congo.

Partners: U.S. State Department, local schools and Cilong Foundation
Grant: Inkind – Books and shoes valued at $165,000, school supplies valued at $12,000.

Project: Books for Africa for Monrovia, Liberia
Partner: Project Blackboard
District Grant: $12,000

Other recent investments
Northfield Rotary supports many projects originated by others, either through the District or through direct grants to organizations doing service. Recent grants have gone to Mali(Diabetes education), Guatemala (elementary music education), Argentina (Neonatal medical equipment), Sierra Leone (School), Uganda (books), Nepal (repair wells … although the effort was foiled by international money transfer failures), Ghana (education materials), Chili for wildfire relief, disaster relief shelters (can not recall the organization),

Going Forward:
Project: A major clean water project in Guatemala, which will make a difference in the lives of residents living in some 50 villages in the region, is just now being formulated. It may require something on the order of $200,000. We are looking for partners to make this a reality.