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Our chosen charities - 2012/2013

Nepal

In Maidi which is in the Dhading Province of Nepal about 5 hours from Kathmandu, we have bought 8 netbooks with money raised from our fundraising efforts for the local school which has approximatly 700 pupils from the ages of 4 to 16. These picutres were taken at the handover ceremony.

   

Hand-over ceremony

 

View of the Himalayas 

Our chosen charities - 2010/2011

This year, we have decided to focus all our fundraising efforts in supporting two key charities, Rotary International's 'End Polio Now' initiative and 'Save a Child's Heart' (SACH), a charity which provides life saving heart surgery for children around the world.

In 1985, Rotary made a commitment to immunize the world’s children against polio and became a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative three years later. The other partners are the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF.

Thanks to the enormous efforts put in by all parties over the last twenty years, the number of polio-endemic countries is now down to four -Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the lowest its ever been.

That’s why it’s so important to generate the funding needed to finish the job.

In January 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation further donated $255 million to Rotary International in the global effort to eradicate polio. In response to this grant, Rotary need to raise $100 million in matching funds.
 This is the final push towards eradicating Polio worldwide forever.

 

Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) is an Israeli-based international humanitarian project, whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease and to create centers of competence in these countries. SACH is totally dedicated to the idea that every child deserves the best medical treatment available, regardless of the child's nationality, religion, color, gender or financial situation.

SACH is motivated by the age-old Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam – repairing the world. By mending the hearts of children, regardless of their origin, SACH is contributing to a better and more peaceful future for all of our children.


Please check out our forthcoming events to see how you can support our efforts on behalf of these charities.