RAWCS in District 9550

District RAWCS Administration

The District RAWCS Committee meets quarterly and welcomes anyone wishing to know more about RAWCS.  The committee also has people who are able to come and talk to your Club about RAWCS in general or a specific project.
District RAWCS Chair – Phil Dempster 0402 253 673 RawcsChair@d9550rotary.org.au

The Rotary Club of Dili in Timor Leste is a very dynamic club with a great number of projects underway often with the assistance of RAWCS.

Daryl Mills is the paid RAWCS Project Manager in Dilli with a heavy practical workload on the ground. There are potentially a large number of projects available in East Timor and indeed a very great number of projects offered up by clubs around the world.

District Governor Tony Goddard has appointed Mr Jeff Crofts PDG  a distinguished engineer long experienced in community development as a project co-ordinator for East Timor projects to assist in identifying and prioritising, and high level liaison on those projects.  Chat to Jeff at  0412 930 441 or from outside Australia +61 412 930 441..

Projects in Timor Leste

 – Farol kindergarten

Support for the development of kindergartens in Timor Leste is a major priority for the education system within the country. A number of kindergarten projects are underway or in the pipeline and there was strong desire expressed by conference delegates to support these projects.

To this end, the Timor – Leste Kindergarten Development Program has been registered by the Rotary Club of Dili as RAWCS Project 66 – 2012 – 13 , with funds donated to be expended as determined by Rotary Timor Leste Liaison Officer Daryl Mills and the Rotary Club of Dili to meet the specific priorities and requirements at any particular time.

TL  Farol Kindergarten Daryl Mills, Jeff Crofts

Daryl Mills and Jeff Crofts on site







OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAmong the initial kindergarten projects to be supported under this fund will be the restoration of the ruined Palapaso kindergarten in Dili to operate as a training kindergarten, with a projected budget requirement of $90,000 to $100 000.





International Clubs have made a contribution for example the Datarema Suspension Bridge completed by Boulder Valley Rotary Club of D5450, USA at Alieu on the plateau above Dilli on the road to Maubisse.Datarema Suspension Bridge