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Rotary's International Avenue of Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.

In the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise, the International Service (ISC) Committee focuses on International activities, promoting world understanding and peace and promoting the work of Rotary's Charity, the Rotary Foundation. The Committee oversees and  coordinates ad hoc committees and working groups engaged in related activities within the club.  The Committee manages the club's International Service budget.  In addtion the committee provides a focus within the club for all Rotary Foundation programs including Group Study Exchange, Polio Plus, Scholarship programs, Friendship Exchange,

Recent activities include:
Disaster Aid Canada. - $1000 for Bahamas Hurricane relief.   We provided our emergency funding this year to Disaster Aid Canada ( a Canadian Rotary equivalent of Shelterbox)Image
Pikangikum - We organised the collection and sent 20 large boxes of hockey equipment ($500 shipping cost with the help of RotaryHIP) to Pikangikum. The donated hockey equipment was distributed to school teams and the school opened it up to students in need to get the hockey gear they need.  We are in the process of purchasing ($500 from budget)  Bass guitar for the school and a practice drum set for a Battle of the Band prize.  Jim and Marjorie were planning to go up to do canoe training in June but with schools closed, this is likely to be delayed or cancelled.
Kanpur Vision Centres Project. - $72,000US Global Grant for 5 self- sustaining vision centres in Kanpur, India.  The report is being prepared and will be completed soon.  Funding for this project was in  2018-19 at $19,959US from Operation Eyesight Restricted  plus other Rotary clubs- Simcoe, Brantford Sunrise and Indian clubs)
District Grant($4000) - Mississaugas of Credit - LS King School Environmental Education. - Project is to supply books and materials to support their new Environmental education program.  The remaining supplies will be ordered shortly and we have issued  the $4000 grant cheque for the LSKing for presentation when the project is complete.  ($2000 to come from RCNS  and $2000 from the District)
Vision on Wheels Project. - (Global Grant of $55,000US for vehicle to operate a vision centre on wheels in Nepal, India to reach approximately 100,000 people in rural areas of Nepal.  The project, in conjunction with Operation Eyesight and Nepal Eye Hospital is a total of $121,000 US and has just started;  the funds have been received in Nepal and the vehicle is on order. Funding for the project was $22,300US from the Operation Eyesight restricted account this year.
Zambia Water Wells. - We sent $3000 from Operation Eyesight Restricted funds to re-furbish 2 water wells in Zambia.  These wells had technical problems and were not operational. Our funding allowed the wells to be refurbished and set in operation- project was complete in February.
Malawi Africa Community Eye Health Project (Proposed Global Grant). – we are looking for a host Rotary Club in Malawi.  We have approved $2000 from this year’s budget to support Operation Eyesight projects. Operations Eyesight has developed a large project for a Rotary scale grant (> $2M) which is not ready for submission but we can use the draft proposal for our proposed Global Grant.

Microbanks. - we are looking to develop another microbank project in Latin America.  The club in Guatemala that we were working with has declined to participate so we are now looking for another Host club or possibly working with another microbank project.