The RAWCS Eastern Region quarterly meeting held in Orange on 12 November 2016.  The Rotary Club of Berrima District received the grant for their “Tara Ed. Teacher Training and Rural Schools Assistance” project in India. This project was designed to increase the quality of education in rural schools in Maharashtra State, India through teacher training and by providing basic teacher and classroom resources, sponsorship of school fees, equipment and uniforms for 50 underprivileged girls.
John Macpherson who is the Project Manager for the project was presented with a certificate for the $1,000 grant which will be transferred to this RAWCS project. Since its inception in 2009, Tara.Ed has made an enormous and beneficial impact on 28 schools, 350 Indian teachers, and 50 Australian teachers and over 8000 children. Next year the Rotary Club of Berrima District and Tara.Ed will host six Indian teachers to expose them to Australian teaching methods and conditions in Bowral and Goulburn. If you’re interested to learn more about the project please contact the Project Manager John Macpherson or if you wish to make a tax deductible donation via RAWCS visit the link:  The Rotary Club of Gungahlin also received the grant for their “Play and Learn - Early Childhood Development (ECD)” program in Timor Leste.
Congratulations to Berrima Rotarian John Macpherson for his hard work and dedication to our RAWCS projects.
Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. (RAWCS) is a limited company formed to support Australian Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in assisting disadvantaged communities and individuals with humanitarian aid projects. The company objective is to manage the Rotary Australia Overseas Aid FundRotary Australia Benevolent Society and the Developed Country Disaster Fund To enable Rotarians, the public and the corporate sector to deliver humanitarian aid and charitable support through a range of projects including Rotarians Against MalariaDonations In Kind and Australian Charitable Support. To facilitate Rotarians undertaking voluntary work, the Board has engaged professional support in the fields of information technology, communications and marketing and has established a staffed office to process the administrative, accounting and banking functions. RAWCS is not an emergency response organization, but rather looks to engage in sustainable, developmental or relief projects.