South Perth-Burswood Rotary supported projects:

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)

The National Youth Science Forum is a twelve day program for students moving into Year 12 who are thinking about a career in science, engineering and technology. Rotary has been in partnership with the program since 1984 along with the Australian Government, major industry, national research institutes and universities. The Rotary Club of South Perth sponsor NYSF candidates and assist in the Perth selection process. For more info go to National Youth Science Forum


Rotary SSPW Schools Swim Challenge

The Southside Penrhos Wesley (SSPW) Swim Club Schools Challenge is an annual Swimming Carnival coordinated and hosted SSPW (a community based swimming club run entirely by a volunteer committee). The event has been running for 20 years and the Rotary Club of South Perth - Burswood are proud to be the major sponsor since 2016. The event is volunteer community driven and brings together youth and adults in a positive, safe and friendly competition.

Students from local Primary Schools in years 3 to 6 participate in the SSPW Schools Challenge and swim in age groups. Participating local schools include: Como Primary, South Perth Primary, Kensington Primary, St Pius X (Manning), St Columba’s, Applecross Primary, Mt Pleasant Primary, Penrhos College and Wesley College. 



Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

 The Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN) aims to create in young adults an awareness of their place in society through a weekend live in seminar. The program focuses on increased motivation and improved life skills, better self image and more pride in self, an understanding of how to set and achieve goals, the confidence to overcome failure and take control of the one's future as well as an opportunity to challenge personal boundaries. South Perth-Burswood Rotary Club hosts two RYPENPrograms a year for local high schools. For more info go to RYPEN

End Polio Now

Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but the fight isn't over. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, and for as little as US$0.60, a child can be protected against the virus for life. If we don't finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed by polio in the next 40 years. Find out more to End Polio now.

Pride of Workmanship

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ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide. The Rotary Club of South Perth-Burswood have to date proudly donated seven boxes to Shelterbox, which have reached destinations across the globe, including Sudan, El Salvador, Turkey, Thailand and Ethiopia, with emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies. For more information go to ShelterBox.