Rotary NZ Tour for Eden's gardeners

$1,300 donated
Given by 14 generous donors in around 3 months

Pascal is riding around NZ raising funds to help set up sustainable organic School Farms in the South Pacific islands.


‘School Farms of the South Pacific’ are focused on education, food self-sufficiency and water resource preservation.

The adventure began one year ago, at a School Farm in Tontouta, New Caledonia, where the Rotary Nouméa Ducos Boulari club met a small non-government organisation called Rassemblement des Actionnaires pour de Grands et Petits Projets (RAGPP). Their focus is the education of disadvantaged children and teenagers from the Melanesian community, either by getting them back in to school or by learning skills and a trade in one of the centres created by RAGPP, such as the School Farm.

So what is ‘A tour of New Zealand....alone on a bike!’?

Rotarian Pascal Temmar’s challenge is to make a solo tour of the length of New-Zealand on his bike, without organised assistance, mobilising the local population along the way.

Actually, to make this work, everybody’s support is needed. By adopting one or more kilometres, you’ll help in his journey. He’ll ride every adopted km, and all the funds raised are for the ‘School Farms’ project. So, go for it and support Pascal.

Why such a campaign?

The goal is to finance replicating the School Farm concept in the Northern province of New Caledonia, and then in the South Pacific islands as well. (Vanuatu, Solomons, Fiji, Tuvalu, Samoa, Tonga, Cook, French Polynesia), giving priority to those most threatened by climate change. The ultimate purpose of the ‘School Farms of the South Pacific’ project is to :

- Implement social reintegration programs for the local youths, by giving them professional skills as well as maintaining traditional bearings,

- Develop sustainable organic permaculture methods, targeting food self-sufficiency,

- Create new synergies between traditional know-how and modern technologies by training local trainers,

- Demonstrate to the local population how to produce more, while controlling the water consumption, as their water resources are under threat by the rise of the ocean level.

Use of funds

Funds are required to finance the supply, freight and installation of equipment, and the training of local trainers by the external experts, an estimated $5,000USD per site.

The more money raised, the more islands can be part of the project.

Mr Charles-David ROTH-HEITZ is our Rotary Club Treasurer

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Latest update

Payment of funds  13 January 2020

To all donators, this is to let you know that funds will be transferred to Thierry's account in NZ. Thierry, our past governor deputy in NC will then be able to transfer the funds to the Club's account in New Caledonia.


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Latest donations

Rotary Club of Mundingburra
Rotary Club of Mundingburra on 11 Mar 2018
Foundation donation.
Mark Y
Mark Y on 26 Feb 2018
Great initiative from another great Rotarian -good luck on your trip and the project
Malcolm Garrett
Malcolm Garrett on 07 Feb 2018
Well done to Pascal and warm greetings from Saltram Rotary Club of Plymouth Devon UK, who have asked me to make this donation on their behalf.
Richard from Rangiora
Richard from Rangiora on 29 Jan 2018
Good lad keep up this excellent work
Carol Fougere
Carol Fougere on 05 Jan 2018
Enjoy your trip around our country.

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Paying to a verified bank account of Thierry VAN WAEREBEKE on behalf of Rotary Club of Noumea Ducos Boulari
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