Global Grant Application
The Rotary Club of Haenertsburg are looking for an international partner to join them as the principal donor in the application for a Global Grant to support the formal training of 15 Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners.
This project will make a significant contribution to the critically under-resourced ECD capacity of the region, and has been posted on the Rotary Ideas web page at http://ideas.rotary.org/Project/Profile/f2a4f647-e152-43bc-9228-040a9bcda5e7 where a full description of the project and the importance of ECD in the education of young children can be found.
What is a Global Grant?
In short: a project initiated by one club with funds they have raised, topped up by their own district (in our case most of the 'Old Transvaal, Swaziland, Botswana and Southern Mozambique) and in partnership with at least one international partner club and district. This is then matched by The Rotary Foundation. The result is that funds we raise are geared way beyond what we could raise ourselves.
What is The Rotary Foundation?
From http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Rotary_International.aspx the following:
Web site: http://www.rotary.org
Not-for-Profit Service Organization
Rotary International is one of the largest not-for-profit service organizations in the world, with more than one million members actively participating in thousands of local clubs spread across 161 countries around the world. From its headquarters in Evans-ton, Illinois, Rotary International provides its members with the opportunity to address such issues as AIDS, homelessness, polio, lack of education, hunger, and other national and international problems. Rotary International Foundation contributes nearly $100 million every year toward humanitarian programs in which Rotary members participate and voluntarily raise funds. More than any other membership organization throughout the United States, the members of Rotary
Rotary Haenertsburg and Thusanang Trust
The Harley Owners group, Big Five Chapter, Nelspruit visited Magoebaskloof on 6,7 and 8 November. At a gala evening at the Magoebaskloof Hotel HOG BIG FIVE donated R10,000 to the Thusanang Trust - two further unexpected donations were made by individuals of R10,000 each, bringing the total then to R30,000, then doubled by Rotary. A total of R60,000 for the evening! 18 Rotarians were our guests, to receive the donations on behalf of Thusanang Trust.