International Projects


Clean Drinking water for Vietnam

It's hard to fathom how two taps can make such a difference to a village of 4000+ people in rural Vietnam, however, that's how it is. Drinking water for the people of Kon Hodram has been sourced from a polluted river 3kms walk away. That all changed in the last fortnight with the completion of a bore and water treatment facility.

The poverty in this area can be best described here by the photo of the dwelling below. This house is typical of the homes in the live in. As you can see it is makeshift and lacks reticulated water, heating and gas. 

Apart from the covenience of having water from a tap in your village, the improvement to community health will be immense.

Another Camberwell Rotary project.


Assisting educational Developing Nations

Access to education is a world wide rotary concern. Our club strives to assist.


Clean Drinking Water for remote Timor Leste

Clean water is a real challenge in the developing world. With out it disease and sanitation are difficult problems to manage. Sadly this basic necessity is still a little more than a dream in some parts of in the remote Baguia region of eastern Timor Leste. Presently water is carried to villages and schools, mainly by women and children, from sources that can be several hours walk away from their homes and schools.  Supplying water to these remote village schools and communities will be a huge benefit to these children and provide them with more time to sleep and study.


The Rotary Club of Camberwell is a member of this consortium.”


Cambodian Chicken Farm

What sort of noise would 200 laying hens in Siem Reap in Cambodia make? Well it should be the sound of contentment because these hens have Australian regulation free range status. In Cambodia, a country still struggling from the decimation of their education system and educated population by the despot Pol Pot, how is it that a best practice animal husbandry exists?


Living on a rubbish dump in Tanzania

Life on a rubbish dump.

Many developing nations have rubbish dump communities where residents seek out a living eating food scraps they find and scavenging for anything they can sell to buy food. One such place is Kaloleni, a community in Moshi,Tanzania where a Melbourne grand mum Kerry Frost is working hard to break the cycle of poverty through relationships, education and understanding. Kerry together with son Brendan and “adopted daughter” Caroline are the volunteer directors of Team Vista, a tiny charity working its sox off on several fronts for change.

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