Community Social Development- World of Difference

The (Young) Rotary Club of Melbourne Park
The (Young) Rotary Club of Melbourne Park
Public group

The Olsen Hotel (Level 1)

637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia 3141 · Melbourne

How to find us

The entry to the hotel is on Daly Street, which is just off Chapel Street. Head to the elevators and press level 1. Once out of the elevator, turn right and we will have a Rotary banner outside of the meeting room.

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Please join us to listen to David Hayes and Roy Zhang.

In 2013, David commenced a new NGO agency – Community Social Development Int. (CSD Int.), which works in India, Cambodia and Timor Leste, implementing projects such as: social awareness programs teaching about the effects of violence against women (India); working with World of Difference (WOD) conducting humanitarian tours, and implementing economic and educational programs in schools and villages (Cambodia); and conducting awareness and support programs to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates surrounding home births (Timor Leste).

Prior to this David was a volunteer committee member, and later CEO of a non-profit Assisi Aid Projects Inc, giving over 20 years of volunteer service. Under David’s leadership Assisi forged a working partnership with Live & Learn in Australia and added projects in Cambodia and Timor Leste to its existing projects in India.

David’s experience in community social development has been very much a hands-on approach, visiting these three countries many times and more importantly interacting with village people in mostly remote locations over 20 years. He has learnt that these communities must be approached on a holistic basis addressing their economic, social and political needs.

Club member Roy will then speak about his experience volunteering on the Rotary World of Difference program in Cambodia.

Please RSVP by midday Monday (18/5) if you would like to attend. Our main RSVP tool is Meetup - please follow us to keep track of our upcoming events. If you are unable to attend, please let us know 24 hours prior to the meeting as we need to provide numbers for our venue.

Meeting fee is $10 and includes a drink on arrival and nibbles. This is payable by cash on the night.

If you have any questions, please post a comment on our Meetup event page or email our club at [masked].