Who we support
We have supported children locally in Luxembourg and abroad since the year 2003, through a wide spectrum of projects both in Luxembourg and abroad. The support is usually financial, for practical, tangible projects or by giving our time.
How we ensure funding is used correctly
Our financial support goes to recognised, well-established charities, organisations and NGOs. The projects chosen are usually for something 'physical', e.g. school classrooms, wells, equipment, etc. Representatives of the organisations are in the field, so we ask for news, photos and make checks.
A representative has to visit the club before we decide if we will fund and to what extent. We do not fund salaries as this is more difficult to control. We feel we can have more impact for a specific project if we provide material needs, as salaries are usually covered by other funding, e.g state subsidiies.
How we fund
Projects are funded through our fundraising campaign, Coins for Kids. We have also been supported by companies in Luxembourg by some financial sponsorship or practical help.
Here is a list of some projects supported over the past few years.
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Enlargement systems to aid visually impaired young people (Luxembourg)
|Benefactor||Institut pour éficients visuels (Institute for the visually impaired) - Luxembourg|
Purchase of two image/text enlargement systems for visually impaired young people: Using these systems, visually impaired students can participate in a normal school environment and can therefore complete their education in Luxembourg.
Christmas gifts for children in need (Luxembourg)
|Benefactor||La Femme contemporaine Asbl (Luxembourg)|
Preparation of Christmas gifts for children in need: Every year, children in need receive small Christmas presents inside nicely decorated former shoeboxes. These are distributed via various children's charities, organisations and social services. Lions Club Erasmus has decorated numerous shoeboxes with Christmas paper and donated funds to purchase appropriate gifts.
|Amount||1,000 €, 1,500 € and 1,500 € = 4,000 €|
|Years||2014, 2015 and 2016|
School building for street children in Bonnievale (South Africa)
Bonnievale-Project Asbl (Luxembourg)
Donation to help building a school for street children in Bonnievale: The school is one of the activities aimed at getting the children from the squatter camps off the street, providing them with an education and thus laying the foundation for their future.
Construction of a water well (Zambia)
Donation to aid the construction of a water well in Lumimba in the Luangwa Valley: Constructing water wells for drinking water in the Luangwa valley is one step towards improving the very difficult living conditions of the village inhabitants in this remote area of Zambia.
Childrens' playground for the Foyer Paula Bové (Luxembourg
|Benefactor||Fondation Maison de la Porte Ouverte - Luxembourg|
Renovation of the children´s playground of the women´s shelter Foyer Paula Bové: The playground of this refuge urgently required renovation to be up to the latest safety standards. The donation of Lions Club Erasmus was used to cover the difference between the total cost and the contribution by the Luxembourg government.
Incubators for prematurely born babies (Nepal)
|Benefactor||Nepalimed Luxembourg Asbl|
Purchase of two neo-natal incubators for Dhulikhel Hospital: Dhulikhel Hospital has been founded by Dr Ram Shrestha, who completed his medical studies in Austria, where he became the head of the surgical department at the Feldkirch hospital. After 15 years, he decided to return to his home country, Nepal, where healthcare is largely dependent on donations.