International

The Club’s International Committee works to give help and assistance directly to those individuals and countries where major disasters have happened throughout the world such as earthquakes and floods etc. It also carries out work with other humanitarian and educational projects often in developing countries, which are working to improve food production and dietary intake and Educational programmes etc.

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Latest News from this committee:

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) – July 2019
What are the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards? Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, or RYLA, is a leadership development programme run by
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German Rotary buzzing about bees – July 2019
  By Henrik Thiele, a member of the Rotaract Club of Paderborn, Germany, and president of the Rotaract Germany Committee 
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Timely talk on Middle East – July 2019
  Our speaker on 19th July 2019, Robert Aplin, gave a fascinating talk about a period of his life serving
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Rock Climb Achieved – July 2019
Charity Challenge Banbury Rotarian Andrew Fairbairn has just completed a challenge to ascend the 1,000 metre sheer rock face of
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Children Singing for Children Concerts – Nov 2019
  The CSFC Concerts are now an established part of the Banbury Calendar. Typically they consist of around 25 primary
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Rotarians help out at Park Centenary – July 2019
Last weekend Banbury Rotary played their part in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the town’s first real
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Below are just a few of the many projects this committee may be involved with; many individuals are also supported, details of whom are kept confidential.

Sierra Leone Schools Project

In 2005 Rtn Alan Wolstencroft visited Sierra Leone as a volunteer for the Charity Mercy Ships and identified ways that he, with the support of the Club, could “make a real difference” working directly with communities.

Since 2007 Banbury Rotary Club has supported this project and it has become the Clubs preferred international project. During this period we have supported development at 4 schools which has included the building and equipping of 22 new classrooms and 3 toilet blocks and refurbishing 14 classrooms, a toilet block and a water well and the installation of a rainwater harvesting system at one of the schools.

Shelter Boxes

These boxes contain basic necessities for the victims of disasters, the contents are collected by the Shelter Box Trust charity and are kept in a central storage until required. Rtn. Andrew Fairbairn champions this cause by giving numerous demonstrations of and talks about Shelter Box throughout our District.

Aqua box

Provide in the wake of both man-made and natural disasters a rapid response provision of safe drinking water and welfare aid items. This comprises of a rigid re-enforced plastic container and a single Filter/Purification set with an 1100 litre capability.

The box comprises of 75 litre containers, 30 Filter/Purification sets with a 33,000 litre capability. Again Rtn. Andrew Fairbairn champions this cause by giving numerous demonstrations of and talks about Shelter Box throughout our District.