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The Club supports community service activities overseas, in keeping with the aim of the whole Rotary movement to help eradicate poverty, hunger and malnutrition; improve water supplies and sanitation; reduce child mortality; control diseases; achieve education for all; and promote world understanding and peace.


In partnership with the Rotary Club of Mumbai West Coast and with the aid of a Global Grant from The Rotary Foundation, the Dudley club has equipped an ophthalmic department in the Adhikari Hospital in the town of Boisar, Palghar District, 3 hours drive north of Mumbai. The rural population in Palghar district - mainly farming communities - is exceptionally poor. The Eye Centre aims to restore vision to underprivileged people suffering from cataracts and other eye diseases and defects who would otherwise not be able to afford the treatment. The Centre has a range of up-to-the-minute diagnostic equipment and will have two operating theatres fully fitted out for cataract operations and other eye surgery. The project includes a vehicle with eye testing equipment to go out into the surrounding rural district.
Boisar Eye Centre

Some other international projects we have supported:

Education Centre in South Africa:
The Club is pleased to support the work of SOS Africa, an excellent charity led by Dr Matt Crowcombe and his wife Claudia. We started by supporting the education of just one student but have now funded the construction and equipping of a building at Gideon's school in the Grabouw township near Cape Town, South Africa. The new ‘Dudley Rotary Club Education Centre’ provides remedial education for students with specific learning difficulties; after-school care for even more children; and will facilitate teacher training workshops and children’s holiday activities.
Children at the Grabouw school Special education centre at the Grabouw school

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Overseas Communities:
We have funded and helped organise numerous big projects in India, including the Ashraya leper colony in Bargarh, Orissa; sinking village wells and installing water tanks; setting up a herbal medicine business; buying cows for villagers; and supported the Jaipur limb project. We have also supported work in Africa through Water Aid, Pump Aid, World Vision and others.

Young people volunteering abroad:
In recent years the Club has supported numerous young people to give service and gain experience whilst volunteering abroad. These have included a medical student working in a maternity hospital in Malawi; a gap-year student teaching in villages in Nepal and another working in Tanzania with Raleigh International to educate villagers on the benefits of clean water and washing; and a young adult helping in an orphanage in Peru
Promoting health in Tanzania

Emergency supplies after 2011 Japanese tsunami
Response to disaster and crisis:
The Club responds to many natural and other disasters, if possible by transferring funds directly to local trusted contacts as we did after a Pakistan earthquake and the 2011 Japan tsunami. We have also funded Aquaboxes and Shelter Boxes that are sent to disaster zones, and have given financial support to alleviate the plight of Rohingya refugees from Mynmar but now living in Bangladesh.