San Marino’s International Projects
2019 – Corazon House Build in Tecate, Mexico
In the marginalized communities in Tecate, Mexico, many families live in shacks and improvised shelters, often with no paved flooring. About 40 Rotarians from San Marino and South Pasadena, their family members and friends traveled together on April 13, 2019 to the hamlet of Valle de Las Palmas to build a solid, substantial colorful house 16×20 foot for a needy family with the assistance of the non-profit organization Corazon.
2019 – Fish Tanks for Farm School in Sen Sok, Cambodia
This project provided concrete fish tanks and growing systems to a farm school in the Sen Sok Community in Cambodia to teach aquaponics, a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically. San Marino Rotary is working once again with Community First, a non-profit operating in Cambodia. This project falls within Rotary’s focus on helping communities develop. See photo below.
2019 – Coconut Plantation project in Siem Reap, Cambodia
The non-profit ODA based in Cambodia operates schools in Cambodia for underprivileged students to attend English and computer classes. Fluent English is the key to employment in and around the booming tourism industry in Siem Reap, and ODA’s schools directly address the need of improving students’ future employment opportunities. A small coconut plantation is planned on available land to generate income for the school. The project involves the cost of pump and pump house, water tank, irrigation pipes, fencing and seed coconuts. Once the water supply and fencing are in place, other gardening and aquaculture projects can be added. This project falls within Rotary’s focus on helping communities develop and improving basic education and literacy.
2018 – Spanish books for school in Tijuana, Mexico
The San Marino Rotary Readers Program was started in 2000 to help students who have less opportunity to read because of a lack of books. About 36,000 books have so far been distributed to 41 schools in the West San Gabriel Valley. This program was extended to the kindergarten Jardín de Niños Raúl Anguiano in Tijuana 2017. A delivery of 228 Spanish and bilingual books were given to Angela Peralta Elementary School in Tijuana in May 2018.
2018 - Girl’s Latrine for School in Kabaale, Uganda
12/2018 - Soccer Field Dedication
2018 - Corazon House Build in Tecate, Mexico
In the marginalized communities in Tecate, Mexico, many families live in shacks and improvised shelters, often with no paved flooring. About 50 Rotarians from San Marino and South Pasadena, their family members and friends traveled together on April 28, 2018 to build a solid, substantial house 16×20 foot for a needy family with the assistance of the non-profit organization Corazon.
2018 – Farm Equipment for Agricultural School in Campana, Argentina
2018 - Soccer Field Project in Tijuana, Mexico
This project will not only provide the 900 students at Angela Peralta Elementary School located in a marginalized part of Tijuana the opportunity to the use of an improved sports field, but also the 1,500 families living in the area to a healthy coexistence through sports and community activities. San Marino Rotary is working on this Global Grant project with the Rotary Club of Tijuana Independencia.
The school does not have modern infrastructure commonly found in many other areas in Tijuana. There is an open field that the students and the population in the surrounding area use as a sports field. The field is of pure dirt and does not have any toilets or sanitary installations. During the weekends, the field is used for different sport events, such as their inter-colonial soccer championships. By allowing the general population to use the sports field, there will be little vandalism as the neighbors and inhabitants in general will take care of the appearance and the integrity of the school. The project will promote healthy coexistence among the inhabitants of the area through sports and community activities and achieve an atmosphere of peace and cordiality between the neighbors of the low income suburbs.
The project to be carried out during 2018/9 consists of providing a sports field including an athletic track with an adequate drainage system to maintain the play area to be dry and mud-free during the raining season, and adding bathrooms and a small store to generate income for the maintenance of the field. The soccer field will be installed with artificial grass and bleachers. The number of direct and indirect beneficiaries is estimated to be between 5,000 and 6,000.
2016 – Early detection and treatment of women’s cancers in Tijuana, Mexico
San Marino Rotary is working with the Rotary Club of Tijuana Oeste on a Rotary Global Grant project to make available medical equipment and supplies to the ProSalud clinics to be used for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cervical-uterine and breast cancer for women without medical social security services. ProSalud operates five clinics in various Tijuana neighborhoods providing general health care, prenatal education and care, gynecological services, testing for sexually transmitted infections, serving over 8,000 clients each year. The mobile clinic provides medical and educational services with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health in the marginalized sectors of the city that lack accessible medical services, as well as in Tecate, Ensenada and Rosarito.
December, 2016 Trip to ProSalud Clinics
2016 – Aquaponics Farm School in Sen Sok, Cambodia
2017 - Corazon House Build project in Tecate, Mexico
Building Community Across Borders video by Georg Eittinger
2017 – Spanish books for Kindergarten in Tijuana, Mexico
2017 – Kitchen Remodel for School in Kabaale, Uganda
2015 Defibrillators for El Salvador
2016 – Water supply for kindergarten in Tijuana, Mexico
2015 - Facilities improvement of kindergarten in Tijuana, Mexico
2016 - Superbuild project in Tecate, Mexico
San Marino Rotary made a contribution to purchase building materials for the Rotary District 5300 SuperBuild program in conjunction with Corazon in Tecate, Mexico. Four homes were built on April 30 for needy families with the help of Rotarians and friends. See Video
2015 - Desks, Water Tanks and Latrine for Kabaale, Uganda
2016 - Classroom furniture for school in Kabaale, Uganda
2014 - Water and Sanitation Project for Chandigarh, India
2015 - Drinking Water Wells for Burkina Faso, Africa
2015 - Ophthalmic Van for Kohlapur, India
2013 - Heart Surgery Project in Chandigarh, India
2012 - Dermatome and Air Conditioning for Burns Ward in Ludhiana, India
2010 - Laparoscopic Equipment for Surgeries in El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico
2011 and 2012 - Soccer League for Children in Rosarito, Mexico