The Rotary Club of Welland focuses on humanitarian efforts both at home and abroad. In many third world countries, classrooms employ only chalkboard and book learning and they do not have access to more current technologies.  The Rotary Club of Welland has been assisting the Candelaria district in the Philippines and has embarked on an ambitious three-year program to update their educational capabilities. 
The Rotary Club of Welland focuses on humanitarian efforts both at home and abroad. In many third world countries, classrooms employ only chalkboard and book learning and they do not have access to more current technologies.  The Rotary Club of Welland has been assisting the Candelaria district in the Philippines and has embarked on an ambitious three-year program to update their educational capabilities.  
 
The pilot project ran in two schools and examined the feasibility of introducing audio-visual technology courses consisting of computer and DVD use in all areas of the curriculum. The teachers received training to enable them to best utilize the new technology in the classroom. This program was well received by the students, teachers and government, so The Rotary Club of Welland, with additional funding by the Candelaria Rotary Club and Rotary International, upgraded all of the classrooms in the district. The latest media educational equipment was provided to twenty-four elementary schools, five high schools and two special education schools, representing a total of 45,000 students. The new equipment and technology has substantially improved the students’ education experience.