Sabu Island, Indonesia
Sisters Maria and Tesa come from a family of eight children in a poor rural area on Sabu Island, Indonesia, where the government provides primary level education. Thanks to support from the Pastor Franz Lackner Foundation and Beaumaris Rotary, both sisters were able to complete high school and then attend university in Kupang. Both are now fully qualified working teachers on their home island of Sabu.
Impact for Women
Impact is a completely volunteer charity committed to making a difference to Victorian women and children fleeing extreme violence at home. Impact has no paid staff so more than 98 cents in every dollar donated is directed to fulfilling impact’s mission.
Beaumaris Rotary is a proud supporter of Impact and has donated $4,000 to the organisation to provide “Bags of love” to those impacted by domestic violence. In February, members wrapped and packed lots of “Bags of love” to be distributed for Mother’s Day.
Thanks to a Rotary District Grant, Beaumaris Rotary will be able to broaden its support for the Matt’s Place Community Meals Program in the run up to Christmas. As well as sponsoring part of the regular meals service, the club will be funding, packing and delivering some 180 Christmas Hampers to Matt’s Place Clients.