PROJECTS AND CAUSES WE SUPPORT
English Conversation Clubs
Sessions are led by a ‘Leader’ and supported by a ‘Buddy’ and consist of managed discussions, debates or activities which enable 6 – 20 participants to practice their English, learn new words and phrases, and better understand the cultural environment of London. Sessions are on a ‘Drop In’ basis for the participants, so there is no suggestion of a progressive course through the term. Leaders and buddies need not have any teaching experience, or be native English, but they should have clear spoken English and reasonable insight in to local culture.
The Rotaract Club of Westminster International is a service club for young men and women. They are sponsored by the Westminster International Rotary Club. Rotaract clubs are part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. This effort starts at the community level but knows no limits in its outreach. They are a very international club with members from the UK, Romania, Germany, the US, France, and more! The Rotaract Club of Westminster conducts formal meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month.
European Cluster Project
While we were in the cluster, we jointly sponsored several projects:
- a Rotary Global Grant project for the purchase of dialysis equipment to treat renal diseases in patients infected with HIV and for patients who cannot afford treatment in Bangalore, India, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Bangalore Jeeevan Bima Nagar, D-3190, involving raising considerable funds
- supporting schools in the purchase of equipment and other resources for underprivileged school children in Maribor, Slovenia which was disproportionately impacted by the financial crisis
- supplying equipment to support mobility and developing a park area for the residents of a care home in Maribor, Slovenia
- supporting the creation of a vocational education and training center for young adults in North Thailand, with the aim of helping reduce youth unemployment and break the vicious circle of poverty, drugs and prostitution.
We recently left the cluster but we are actively working in joining a new cluster to continue our work at the European level.
Would you like to know more?
If you would like to know more about our involvement with the above projects, please contact us.