Some more fantastic news – the Rotary Club of Hampton in Melbourne, Australia has decided to adopt not just one but TWO schools in the Yasawa Islands in Fiji. This will be a tremendous help to families in the Yasawa Islands, and means that more and more children will be able to attend school regularly, […]
More on tax deductions – and new projects!
A couple of months ago we were delighted to report that any contributions made to our ABCD Projects in Fiji would be fully tax deductible for payments made in Australia, thanks to Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS). This means that the five new projects in Taveuni and the Yasawa Islands, Fiji, which start in […]
Rotary Templestowe adopts Lavena Primary School
Rotary Club of Templestowe is adopting the Lavena Primary School on the Fijian island of Taveuni for an on-going ABCD: Art Building Children’s Dreams project. We hope to get around 40+ children supported to attend school through 2012 and beyond. And it only costs $250 per child per year! Education is essential in removing poverty. […]
Donations to ABCD now tax deductable!
This morning we received the wonderful news that donations to ABCD: Art Building Children’s Dreams (Australia) Inc. are now fully tax deductable. The ABCD Project has been recognised and registered by Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS) and as such all contributions towards an ABCD project will be tax deductable through the RAWCS Overseas […]
New Projects in Taveuni, Fiji
With the support of the Rotary Club of Taveuni, Fiji, we now have three more schools who would like to establish an ABCD Project in conjunction with a Rotary Club in Australia. Over the next couple of days we will be sending information on the 3 schools to all the Rotary Clubs in Our local […]
Nasouri Pilot Project update…
The ABCD Pilot Project in Nasouri, Fiji is now well into its second year of operation. The project is managed by the Rotary Club of Templestowe in Melbourne, Australia. In year one, 13 children took part, with 6 children going forward at the end of the year to high school, supported by the Fiji Department […]
ABCD and Rotary’s Future Vision
ABCD: Art Building Children’s Dreams (Australia) Inc. was set up in 2009 by the Rotary Club of Templestowe in Melbourne, Australia. We would love to ‘spread the word’ about ABCD throughout the region and to encourage more and more Rotary Clubs to take on an ABCD Project. Our aims in this regard have recently received […]
School reports from Nasouri!
Some great news from Kerri Williamson in Nasouri, Suva last week – all the supported children’s school reports are here and they are ALL DOING WELL! A copy of each report and teacher’s comments will go out to the children’s supporters today, and we’ll put some summaries on the blog later today. A million thanks […]
Can you get a tax deduction?
We’re moving verrrry slowly, inch by inch, towards achieving our aim in this area! ABCD Board member Tony Monley has spent many hours sifting through and completing the applications required by various agencies so that we can give a tax receipt for donations to ABCD. This is really important for our future fund-raising efforts as […]
Board Meeting 5 August
The recently expanded ABCD Board met on 5 August. Without doubt, this really is a lively, enthusiastic and passionate crowd of people. Coming from such diverse backgrounds certainly adds to the boards strength and breadth of vision for the future. To see a profile of ABCD Board members, click on ‘Read about us’ and the […]