Stockholm International participates in an international multi-club project together with 9+ other clubs.
The project was initiated by RK Moscow International (RKMI) at the multi-club workshop in Stockholm in September 2007. 9+ clubs have registered an interest in participating. The project intends to expand and improve a rehabilitation centre for disadvantaged and homeless children in Lubny near Poltava in Ukraine. Moscow International intends to apply for grants from The Rotary Foundation, so-called Matching Grant projects.
In 2005 RC Lubny started a project together with a local aid organisation to set up a centre for homeless children in Lubny. The centre opened in 2005 in a former nursery school. The current project focuses on an expansion and improvement designed to give the Centre:
- An "emergency centre" for mothers and children
- A washroom
- Day surgery facilities
- Technical equipment for teaching
- A new boiler
- A waste water treatment
Financial support for the project is sought by RC Moscow International with the Rotary Foundation. According to the regulatory framework for so-called "Matching Grant " projects, the project has the following partners:
A. International Partners
- RK Moscow International is the "primary" international club
- Other clubs from the multi-club workshop will be called International co-sponsors. This is where SIRC fit in.
B. Host Partners
- RK Lubny is the primary host club
- Other Rotary clubs in The Ukraine are so-called " Local co-sponsors
C. The Rotary Foundation (TRF)
Costs and funding
The cost of the project is estimated to be U.S. $ 24975. The sum is shared as follows:
— U.S. $ 14650 paid for by the International Partners. SIRC’s initial contribution in € 600.
— U.S. $ 2000 paid for by the Host Partners
— U.S. $ 8325 paid for by the Rotary Foundation
SIRC will be kept informed of the project is progressing and updates will be published to this webspace as they are received.