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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 

 Information to let you know what we do around the world and what you can chose to support.


UNITED NATIONS

The Lions Clubs working together with UNICEF, WHO, UNESCO,  we have strong links with these humanitarian arms of the United Nations and we hold UN Days in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to celebrate these links. 

UNICEF have requested we support the School-in-a-Box Appeal - Here

Appeal Letter from 105w International Relations Officer - Here

 Should you require to display a School-in-a-Box within your Zone, Club or fund raising events, please contact our International Relations Officer un@lions105w.org.uk 


Water Aid and other Water Projects

Lions Water Aid sends money to the Water Aid organisation but can not decree where the money is spent. The present world action is focused on the Sudan please see the Water Aid website for details. Some Lions District 105W clubs run independent water projects in conjunction with Lions Clubs in other parts of the world.


Street Children

There are over 80 different organisations trying to help street children and most of them are overseas actions, your Multiple  District International Officers have looked at the responses from some clubs and the support given over the past few years. In response to the call that there were too many we have reduced the number of organisations recommended to three. Details of these will be found on the Street Children webpage.


School Aid Malawi

The student aid programme has now ceased and all the students we started with have reached the end of their schooling. To provide educational opportunities for Malawian children we are recommending the following groups who are working together to help promote education in Malawi and other countries in Africa School Aid based in South Africa is the avenue of choice at the moment, School Aid has an office in UK www.school-aid.org  This will benefit from the 10 year Lions Reading Action program and clubs can use both organisations to send reading books if they so wish.


Twinning

Clubs are encouraged to explore the benefits of Twinning on both individual and Zone/District level as this can lead to more effective help be given to definite projects. There have been some requests from Multiple District from clubs wishing to twin with UK clubs and these have been pasted on the Monthly News update, please let me know if you want further information. There is available a PowerPoint re: my visit to the Philippines available for use by Zones and Clubs, it highlights some of the projects seen on my two day visit to that part of the world. Many of the clubs there are interested in twinning with UK clubs. If you would like a copy please contact me at un@lions105w.org.uk  and I will arrange to post you a memory stick as it is a little large for downloading.


Gift For Living

Bosnia and the Balkan States are benefiting from our MD project to rebuild the infant and Neo Natal care services in the region, after many years we are in a position to help with extensive training programmes for nurses and doctors in the use of specialised equipment. Past International Director Lion Phil Nathan oversees this project on our behalf, your on going support is requested.


Korle Bu - Here

West African Eye Hospital in Ghana, being built to help provide orthalmic specialists for the whole of the region. The hospital is nearing completion and is looking for clubs to help with the purchase of items of equipment and possibly the sponsorship of poorer students during their training. Equipment needed, please contact me if you want to purchase any thing so I can check with Lion Howard if that is still required. Past International Director Howard Lee is overseeing this project on your behalf again ongoing support requested. The latest power point featuring some information re this years buildings is available using this link Korle Bu action


Disaster Relief - Here

International Disaster are responded to via Lions Clubs International Foundation, where finance and other help is forwarded to Lions on the spot to help. MD105 is trying to stock pile supplies for water purification systems (Jerry Cans and Tablets) so that we do not need to wait before responding in future, any help you can give will be most welcome.

We have also being charged with doing something in our own communities should a disaster occur closer to home, please could you nominate someone to be a contact person in your area. This is so we may be able to help with finding accommodation or help with accounting for people at rescue centres, etc.


Lion Juan Nuevo, International Relations Officer, un@lions105w.org.uk               Webpage Update June 2018

 

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