Rotary Club Portorož donation to the ITF
On 01 September 2010, Rotary Club Portorož successfully completed the project named »Cleared surface for a new life« which has been initiated in 2006 by their members. The initiative aimed to raise funds to demine areas contaminated with mines, to provide socio-economic assistance and rehabilitation to mine/UXO victims in former Yugoslav Republics and beyond.
In an effort to make this campaign as efficiently as possible and to achieve its purpose, the Rotary Club Portorož joined forces with a humanitarian non-profit organization ITF (International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance).
Rotary Club Portorož has together with its fellow Rotary Clubs in Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, Austrian and Germany managed to raise EUR 12.000,00. The President of Rotary Club Portorož, Mr Jure Kolbe, handed over the check to ITF Director, Mr Dorijan Marši?, on closing ceremony, organized on 01 September 2010 in Grand Hotel Portorož.
The donation is earmarked to support rehabilitation of children from Gaza – the initiative led by Slovenian president Dr. Danilo Türk. Additionally, the currently raised funds and funds raised in future will be expended to provide trainings for rehabilitation specialists from conflict areas as well.