North Sea Lions

The North Sea Lions District Twinning Alliance is unique in the Lions world. It was officially formed in 1979 in District 105M and consist of ten member districts including Denmark (1), England (2), Germany (2) and the Netherlands (5). The aim of the alliance is to work together on meaningful international projects in a developing country.

Apart from the dedication to improving the quality of life for so many people, serving and working together has also brought unique international friendships between the NSL districts.

Membership is restricted to countries boarding the North Sea. All NSL districts appoint the one ‘voting’ member to the Board and it is the responsibility of these officers to inform all the clubs in their districts about the projects and progress thereof.

Each district puts forward a project proposal suggested by a club in that district for consideration. All projects have to be well thought out with regard to costs, timing and management. The NSL board has to fully agree with a project proposal and will make sure that each project will be run correctly and the monies are used properly.

The projects are funded by the participating Districts on a club per capita basis (€80, approx £66) and are usually further supported through an LCIF grant. Typically each year over €60K is collected from the clubs and with the matching grant from Lions Club International Foundation, the alliance is able to fund projects upwards of €100K

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1979/80 105M Bangladesh (X-Ray machine)
1980/81 MD110 Swaziland (help for disabled children)
1981/82 106C Kenya (help for disabled children)
1982/83105M India (water supply)
1983/84 MD110 Indonesia (treatment for 5000 children to fight eye diseases)
1984/85 106C Kenya (eighty huts for accommodation)
1985/86111N/NB Namibia (agricultural schools)
1986/87 105M Sri Lanka (community centre and 100 houses)
1987/88MD110 Rwanda (water supply)
1988/89 106C Tanzania (water supply)
1989/90 111N Namibia (agricultural school)
1990/91 105M Thailand (water supply)
1991/92 MD110 Rwanda (medical centre)
1992/93 106C  Brazil (workshops for unemployed young people)
1993/94 111N/NB Namibia (TB rehabilitation centre)
1994/95 105M Ghana (clean drinking water supply for 15,000 people)
1995/96 MD110 Indonesia (pipeline and reservoirs for street children)
1996/97 106C Kenya (school and accommodation for street children)
1997/98 111NB Peru (vocational training centre for disabled)
1998/99 105M Niger (wells to supply drinking water)
1999/00 111N Estonia (sports hall for mentally handicapped children)
2000/01 110CW Ghana (school project)
2001/02 106C Romania (laser equipment / treating diabetic retinopathy)
2002/03 111NB Ethiopia (garage and training AIDS orphans)
2003/04 110AN Sri Lanka (boarding school for handicapped children)
2004/05 111AZ Malawi (guest house for relatives looking after patients)
2005/06 111CO Ukraine (centre for children in need of special care)
2006/07 111N Russia (centre for maltreated, abused and uncared children)
2007/08 110BN Dominican Republic (drinking water system and clinic)
2008/09 110AZ Tanzania (malaika kid’s village)
2009/10 110CW Burkina Faso (construction of a public school)
2009/10 111NB Lithuania (renovation of a special school)
2010/11 110CO Nepal (renovation of an eye hospital)
2011/12  106C Burkina Faso (construction of an eye hospital)
105M India (kitchen rebuilding Amala Children’s Home)
2013/14  110CW Thailand (Shelter Home - Orphans and Children HIV affected)