Rotary is an international not-for-profit community organisation which has the objective of advancing international understanding, goodwill and peace. A major international project has been the campaign by Rotary and its partners including the World Health Organization to erradicate polio. Rotary worldwide has contributed more than $900 million to this project.
All proceeds from the Swimland Great Australia Day Swim will be used by Rotary to support charities and community organisations providing support to disadvantaged children and youths. These include:
Drowning is the leading case of death of children over age one in Vietnam. Over 10 children drown every day. Swim Vietnam is a registered charity operating in Central Vietnam which provides free swimming and water safety lessons to children and trains local adults as swim teachers. Since 2008, it has taught over 6,500 children to swim, and trained 120 teachers.
The Education Support Program of Bayside Community Information and Support Service Inc. (BayCISS)
For financially disadvantaged children in the Bayside and Kingston areas of Melbourne in conjunction with the Highett Branch of Bendigo Community Bank. The program funds essential student books, equipment, camps and other school activities not funded by Government or other sources.
Other Rotary programmes for youth include RYPEN, which provides residential seminars for young people, to broaden their social and cultural horizons and ROMAC, which provides life-saving and life-altering surgery in Australia for children from undeveloped countries in the Asia Pacific region, where suitable medical support is not available.
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