We currently help with Food Bank distribution with a monthly donation of milk – totalling in excess of 30,000 litres so far in 5 years. Over the years we have bought a refrigerated van for the Banco Alimentar (Food Bank) and an ambulance for the fire department in São Brás.
Children in Estoi benefit from our scheme to provide dictionaries and awards to recognise individual achievements.
We have recently been working with other Rotary Clubs and associations in the Algarve towards funding a breast screening unit for Algarve Oncology Association Faro.
We are currently sponsoring a student through university and have helped to buy a wheelchair for Miriam.
We are constantly organising many other projects and events to raise funds for different institutions or group of people.
We also have fun; each year we hold a major Golf Tournament, Quiz Nights and Concerts all to raise money for our needy causes, at the same time enjoying fellowship.
For details of these and all our other activities, including information on guest speakers at our regular meetings, please visit our "Events Calendar" page.
Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.
We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.
Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. We don’t just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term.
Saving mothers and children
Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
Growing local economies
We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
Ending polio forever
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for over 30 years, and our goal of ridding the earth of this disease is in sight. We started in 1979 with vaccinations for 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan are the only countries where polio remains endemic.