Rotary Toronto West works on many international projects in conjunction with Rotary International, other Rotary Clubs, and various partner organizations.

Project Description
We sponsored the Uganda Rotary Water & Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in Schools project. The goals are to provide access to safe water and improved sanitation for 10 elementary schools in the Bugiri District.
In partnership with Rotary Whitby Sunrise, we sponsored this project which involves the purchase and distribution of 40 water filter systems for the poor and rural families in the Dominican Republic. It also includes posters for each receiving family and a hygiene course. The bio sand filters are manufactured locally, thereby providing income to the local supplier. Extended health benefits include reduction in illness caused by water borne bacteria, lower infant mortality rates, more productivity, extended, healthier and happier lives.
AMAROK is a wonderful organization offering hope. If you teach a mother, you teach a family. If you teach 5 mothers, you teach a neighbourhood.
Adopt A Village in Laos provides basic infrastructure to the rural villages including permanent water supplies, water filtration, construction of toilets and schools and assistance to students.
Hospital teams, including surgeons, conduct visits to remote villages to encourage ladies to register for gynecological fistula surgery. Ladies are escorted to Kampala for pre surgery tests and remain in the recovery house for one month. A new program to include vocational training will be introduced during the stay at the recovery house in phase II.
We have assisted Zeke O’Connor with his Nepal projects through the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation for many years. The hospital built in Nepal by Zeke’s Foundation turns 50 years old in 2017. As a result, the Himalayan Trust Nepal has proposed to build a garden behind the hospital to be known as “Zeke O’Connor’s Beyul Garden”.  This will be a healing garden with a helipad, outdoor fitness, cultural and religious artifacts (of the Sherpa) and a trail and greenhouse.
Rivne is in Ukraine, close to the Polish border. The project is being supported by Rotary Clubs in England, Scotland, and Germany along with RTW, the Etobicoke and Alliston Rotary Clubs. The initial funding is going towards playground equipment and additional funding will go to the equipment for the children’s center. This is not just a playground…it is a rehabilition facility at the Regional Children’s Hospital, intended to assist children with lesions of the nervous system.
In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Willowdale, we have sponsored the Bay Bay Central School to complete work on a drainage ditch around the school. The flooding around and in the school is horrific and this drainage ditch will solve the problem.
In 1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus, the first and largest internationally coordinated private-sector support of a public health initiative, with an initial pledge of US$120 million. Worldwide Saving mothers and Children Donated $935.00 CAN Page 3 of 3 Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have extended their partnership during the critical endgame phase of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. From 2013 to 2018, every US dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will instantly become three dollars, thanks to a 2-to-1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  More about this project: Rotary Helps India Conquer Polio
The York University Rotaract Club (we are a co-sponsor of the Club) asked that we assist with sponsorship of their Ghana Project. This project is a partnership between the York University Rotaract Club and the Rotaract Club of Kumasi Polytechnic, in Ghana. One of the major challenges primary students face in Ghana, is a lack of school supplies. As Rotaractors, they believe that access to education is a key to a youth’s success, and they wanted to help aid the club of Kumasi Polytechnic, as they are relatively new with little funding opportunities. Funds are used to purchase school supplies.
Club member Don Foster collected bottles and raised $490.00, which he requested be donated to Sleeping Children Around The World, a 100% charitable global community of volunteers & partners who have transformed the lives of over 1.4 million children in developing countries through a good night’s sleep.
 At our Rotary Youth impact Awards Dinner held on January 29, 2016, the Lifetime Award Winner Frank O’Dea requested that his award of $10,000 be donated to CUSO International, a not for profit company that works to reduce poverty by creating sustainable livelihoods; eliminate disadvantage by improving access to education and healthcare; and combat inequality by empowering people and communities. They work with the world’s most vulnerable people, particularly children living in extreme poverty.
Rotary Toronto West worked in concert with the Sisters of Grey in the Dominican Republic on a recent trip where this young man, who is physically and mentally challenged, received a wheelchair, and other children received clothing, shoes and toys.  More about this project: Rotary In Action In The Dominican Republic