RAWCS is multi-district project of Rotary in Australia. The purpose of the national organisation (RAWCS National) is to assist and support Rotary Clubs and Districts in their endeavours in the avenue of International Service.
The purpose of the District 9800 RAWCS Committee is to encourage District 9800 Clubs to develop and implement International Service projects and to provide the support requested and required. The committee's purpose is achieved by providing:information and advice on the opportunities available within the Programs of RAWCS as summarised below:
- Access to the services available through the National RAWCS organisation;
- General and detailed advice on the identification, planning, design and implementation of projects;
- Assistance with fundraising including coordination with the District Rotary Foundation Humanitarian Grants Committee; and
- Introductions enabling partnering of clubs of District 9800 to enable sharing of the load and the joy.
International Service projects require a wide range of knowledge and resources and while some clubs possess the knowledge and resources required, many do not. The District 9800 RAWCS Committee is ready willing and able to assist in filling the gaps.
Water is life and this RAWCS program provides communities with safe and reliable water for drinking and other purposes. Assistance that may be provided includes the provision of catchment, storage, treatment and reticulation systems, appropriate sanitation facilities and education and training in water system construction and maintenance.
Malaria is a potentially fatal blood disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted to human and animal hosts by the Anopheles mosquito.
RAM is the RAWCS program dedicated to the fight against Malaria.
Goods and products that are of no further use in Australia can be valuable commodities in developing countries.
DIK provides the means by which such goods and products can be collected, stored and delivered to where they are needed, valuable and valued.