The projects and programs listed below address various specific international needs and have
been originated and are managed by particular Rotary clubs. Participation is welcome from
other clubs and individuals:

Wheelchairs for Kids

This is a program to manufacture and distribute low cost and robust wheelchairs for use by
impoverished, disabled children in over 60 developing countries (a project of the Rotary Club
of Scarborough, WA). The chairs are assembled by volunteer labour and money donated is
used for purchase of materials. All donations are tax deductible.

District 9810 contact persons:   Russell Hayes


Art Building Children’s Dreams                                                                                                  
The vision of ABCD – Art Building Children’s Dreams (Australia) Inc. – is a world where
vulnerable children can achieve their dreams.  ABCD works to  provide financial assistance
to the schools and families of orphans and children at risk, by using the children’s art to
raise funds for their education.  ABCD was established in 2009 by the Rotary Club of
Templestowe.    Website –

Contact:  Trevor Dawson

East Timor Roofing Company Unip.lda

This ongoing project was started in 2000 by Rotary Club of Doncaster with great assistance
from Rotary Club of Lilydale, most District 9810 Clubs and the Rotary Club of Melbourne in
District 9800.  It is now a viable business manufacturing roofing material, water tanks and
food silos.  Any surplus funds are used for the benefit of the East Timorese people
– roofing schools, orphanages and providing scholarships.  It provides employment and training. 
A training centre was set up to teach skills in basic building techniques in 2004 and a
micro-credit bank began in 2007.

Further information: Frank Evans

Committee: Ern Dawes and Tim Hewitt

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