THE Rotary Club of Lyme Regis has donated £400 towards an ambitious humanitarian project in earthquake ravaged Nepal.
This project, run by the Rotary Club of Yeovil in conjunction with Rotary District 1200 and other charities, seeks to rebuild a school in Nepal, which was completely destroyed during the earthquake of 2015. The anticipated cost of the project is £64,000.
Rotary Clubs around District 1200, which encompasses West Dorset, Somerset and parts of Wiltshire, are joining in helping to raise these funds and the club is close to achieving its goal.
To boost funds, a cheque was presented to Rotarian Dr Michael Fernando, representing Yeovil Rotary, by president of the Lyme Regis branch at its recent meeting.
The school will be a two storey building constructed to exacting earthquake resistant standards, and will have six classrooms, toilet facilities and a perimeter fence. Additional support is to be provided in the form of furniture and some equipment and provision is being made to fund an English teacher for four years.
A spokesperson for the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis said: “We are delighted to be able to help Yeovil Rotary achieve their goal. Education is a key focus of Rotary International and is fundamental to building a sustainable community and promoting world peace.”
The £400 was raised through the club’s ‘Foreign and Old UK Notes and Coins’ initiative, which will be continuing throughout the summer season. Collection boxes are available in Martin Diplock, Serendip, Royal Lion, FSB, Guy Hayden Opticians and Your World Travel in Lyme Regis and in FSB and The Royal Oak in Charmouth. Any coins or notes, UK or foreign, current or out of date, will be gratefully received.