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International Services

Helping hands with a global reach

Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary has always supported our home community first. As part of Rotary International we have also supported the wider international community, with a focus on health and education.  Ultimately, our community and our children will fare better if everyone in the world fares better. 

Recent examples of our club’s international support are:

  • Supporting Dr. Karin Euler's work improving maternal health on the remote Tanzanian island of Ukerewe, including the purchase of an ultrasound machine. Dr. Euler's practice is in Clarksburg.
  • Supporting the pharmaceutical work of Rotarians David and Sonja Glass also on Ukerewe Island. David and Sonja are members of the Meaford Rotary Club.
  • Multi-year financial support of the Hands Up Cameroon project, a multi-club effort that installed wells for clean water in several remote villages in Cameroon.
  • A donation of school supplies to a remote school in Guatemala.
  • Ongoing financial support to help a group of street kids and orphans in Uganda achieve food security and complete school. This initiative is in conjunction with assistance from their local community.

Many of the club’s international projects are undertaken in concert with other Rotary clubs and leverage the financial support provided by our Rotary District and Rotary International. This allows small clubs like ours to meaningfully participate internationally.  We aim for activities and projects which are sustainable and fall within the following areas:

  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies
  • Protecting the environment
  • Promoting peace

Through our efforts in Uganda we have forged a direct relationship with the Mbale Metropolitan Rotary club who despite our cultural and economic differences have brought the technical expertise and commitment to be instrumental partners in achieving our goal of enhancing the lives of the street kids and orphans of the Elgon Ngoma Troupe. 

More information on our recent work in Uganda can be found in this section of our website. Click on the menu items at left.