Bringing the Light

Assistant Governor D9800 Kate Strain is trekking Nepal in November and raising funds for the development of a new cooking school for the marginalised women in Nepal with an estimated cost of $30,000.


Bringing the light is a documentary about the hope and courage of women in Nepal who due to the status as a women and their disabilities, are often denied to the opportunity to make a living and mark their own mark on society.

Special Screening: Tuesday 11th October, 2016, Como Centre, Toorak Road, Toorak

Guests Arrive: 5.45pm / Film Starts 6.30pm. Cost: $39

This event will replace the Rotary Southbank meeting scheduled for 11th October.

The movie tells the story of the development of the Organisation Seven Women, founded by local Melbourne (now Rotarian) Stephanie Woollard.

Inspired by the plight and the opportunity facing women in Nepal, she formed a group initially of seven women to teach them skills to male a living. Today, the organisation serves many hundred women and this documentary filmed over the last 4 years tells their story.

The future vision of Seven Women includes: 

  • Expanding their literacy, skills training and income generation programs into more remote villages 
  • Building a Seven Women Cooking School

If you missed the "Bringing the Light" screenings in May, we would love to see you join the Rotary Club of Southbank at one of the upcoming screenings.

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If you can't attend the screening, but would like to donate, please see the below link;​ 

To View Trailer: If you would like to see what it's all about before booking or donating, please watch our trailer to find out more:​

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