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International projects are typically beyond the financial funding capabilities of most individual Rotary clubs such as our own. But, there is strength in numbers. We have received funding assistance from other Rotary clubs and organizations across North America. Also, our own Rotary District and others have contributed. The Rotary Foundation will match (80%) of contributions made by Rotary Districts from around the world, provided the project falls within at least one of Rotary’s “Areas of Focus” and meets Rotary’s standards of sustainability, measurability, due diligence and good governance.
 
 
While this page focuses on the current international project we are working on, we are actively seeking future projects.
And, we continue to support Rotary’s Emergency Disaster Relief, Polio Eradication and other programs.
 
How You Can Help

To support our international work,  send a checque(tagged “international”), to the Rotary Club of Sydney Sunrise at P.O.Box  231, Sydney, N.S, Canada, B1P 6H1. Unfortunately, we cannot issue a charitable tax receipt.
 
 What We’re Working on Now
 
Capacity Upgrade – Dental Services, Shirak Marz (Armenia)
 
Rotary Club of Gyumri, Armenia
 
 
Rotary Global Grant No.: 2121831
International Sponsor: Rotary Club of Sydney Sunrise, District 7820
Primary Contact: John D’Orsay (jdorsay@eastlink.ca)
Host Sponsor: Rotary Club of Gyumri, District 2452
Project Amount: US$103,225
Status (July, 2022): Implementation essentially complete
 
 
We are now working with the Rotary Club of Gyumri, Armenia to finalize a project to supply much needed new replacement and additional dental equipment for an existing dental clinic which has recently moved into a new building with room for additional dental chairs. It is owned and operated by the Howard Karagheusian Medical Benevolent Public Organization (HKMBPO) which has provided  basic, free dental care to children of Gyumri, the capital of Shirak Marz. The Grant also includes vendor training to enable HKMBPO to make the best use of the new equipment to be supplied. These measures, once complete will take the clinic’s capacity from 13,000 tom 17,000+. The increased capacity will allow the clinic to provide dental care to about 4,000 children from surrounding, rural villages. These children currently have little or no access to such care.
 
 
There will also be a Professional Exchange component for which Canadian professionals will volunteer their time to travel to Armenia to discuss clinic operations & the latest dental care techniques. It is expected these discussions will enable HKMB to streamline its operations. A further increase in clinic capacity is anticipated.
  
Contact jdorsay@eastlink.ca should you have any questions
 
  

About Armenia…
 
Situated along the route of the ancient Great Silk Road, Armenia is a landlocked country of rugged mountains and extinct volcanoes, located in the southern Caucasus, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It is the smallest of the former Soviet republics, bounded by Georgia on the north, Azerbaijan on the east, Iran on the south, and Turkey on the west.
 
On 21 September 1991, Armenia officially declared its independence. The initial post-Soviet years were marred by political and economic upheaval. With a current population of just under 3 million, Armenia continues to face many hardships as it transitions to full democracy and a market economy.
 
 September 1991, Armenia officially declared its independence. The initial post-Soviet years were marred by political and economic upheaval. With a current population of just under 3 million, Armenia continues to face many hardships as it transitions to full democracy and a market economy.
 
 
 
Our Past Global Grants
 
1 - Rotary Global Grant No.: GG2093871(Approval – 21 Feb 2020 )
Capacity Upgrade – Nork Clinical Hospital of Infectious Disease, Yerevan, Armenia
Project Amount: US$57,209
International Sponsor: Rotary Club of Sydney Sunrise, District 7820
Host Sponsor: Rotary Club of Yerevan, District 2452
 
2 – Rotary Global Grant No.: GG2093871(Approval – 23 Feb 2021 )
Capacity Upgrade – Martuni Maternity Hospital, Yerevan, Armenia
Project Amount: US$41,837
International Sponsor: Rotary Club of Sydney Sunrise, District 7820
Host Sponsor: Rotary Club of Gyumri, District 2452
 
 
 
2 – Rotary Global Grant No.: GG2093871(Approval – 23 Feb 2021 )
Capacity Upgrade – Martuni Maternity Hospital, Yerevan, Armenia
Project Amount: US$41,837
International Sponsor: Rotary Club of Sydney Sunrise, District 7820
Host Sponsor: Rotary Club of Gyumri, District 2452