Disater Aid Reeponse team members Andrew Gunn and Phil Gribble recently travelled to Nepal with 2 SkyHydrants, and supervised the first installation at the Janek School in Bhakundebesi.
The Janek school caters for 800 students from pre school to year 12.
Water supply is a ground well some 50 meters over a road from the school.
During the 2015 earthquake the school building was damaged but continues to be used.
The students were drinking the well water and the canteen was preparing food with the same water which is contaminated with pathogens'.
The school currently runs at 5 to 10 per cent absenteeism due to the well water causing sickness.
A team of about 6 locals including school staff and a local plumber worked with Andrew and Phil on the installation of the header tank and filter.
In spite of various problems in getting suitable plumbing fittings, and being able to secure the skyhydrant in place the majority of the installation was completed in a day.
The canteen and drink taps now have safe and clean water.
It was suggested the students also take home filtered water if this will help their families.
Andrew and Phil felt that it had been wonderful to be involved this project and witness the profound happiness of the teachers and parents who saw this task completed.
The success of Disaster Aid in being able to respond to communities in need is built on the effort of Volunteer Speakers.
Ted Burton has been working away at raising funds around Tasmania for many years.
Ted joined the Rotary Club of Youngtown in 1989 and has been an active member since, including two terms as Club President.
In 2010 the Rotary Club signed on to be the coordinating club for Disaster Aid in District 9830 (Tamania)
Ted became chairman of clubs Disaster Aid Australia committee and be actively involved in organising fund raising activities.
Ted finds the enthusiastic response received when talking to clubs about the Sky Hydrant Water Filter and promoting the Safe Water for Every Child program is very rewarding.
He also says "The opportunity to meet new people and make new friends in the clubs and organisations visited has given me an added interest to keep me active".
In financial year 2016-2017 over $40,000 was raised from Tasmanian Rotary Clubs and individual donations from Tasmania,
We would like to express our gratitude to Ted, The Rotary Club of Youngtown, and all who donated.
If you would like a Volunteer Speaker at your service Club, or would like to take on the role of a Volunteer Speaker contact us for more information
Problem with floods and tornadoes have intensified in recent years in the Brazilian State of Santa Catarina.
The Rotary Clubs of Chapecó and other cities are working hard to help in this area.
This month a big flood affected 10 cities
A Disaster Aid SkyHydrant™ was installed in the city of Coronel Freitas by Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Chapeco
Many Rotary projects support: Hospitals, Schools, Orphanages, and Individual Communities.
What many of these projects need is access to safe, low cost drinking water.
Wondering how can you provide it?
Don't reinvent the wheel! . . . . or even a water treatment plant.
Disaster Aid has experience in providing community sized water treatment in developing countries around the world.
Our projects utilise the proven SkyHydrant™ technology which can provide 10,000 litres of biologically safe water a day without power or chemicals.
A key priority of Disaster Aid is to ensure that every child has access to clean water.
We are currently looking for partners where we can assist their project while working towards our priority.
Why not contact us to explore all opportunities for us to work together