Report from Enio Bellé
On February 16-17 Disaster Aid Brazil was promoting the Disaster Aid story at the first international fair for Rotary projects at Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.
At least 31 District Governors from all of Latin America participated in the event which confirmed cross country partnerships to work on projects for more than U$1,500,000 dollars in global grants.
The co-ordinators of the event invited Disaster Aid Brazil to show the activities carried out around the world.
Their main goal was to demonstrate the strength of Rotary Clubs joining to optimize the power of each club to make bigger projects allowing us to help more people.
The presentation was very important for the dissemination of the Disaster Aid international project and the Audience was keen to see all the work that is being done around the world by DAI.
Many future visits to districts in Brazil have been scheduled to present the Disaster Aid Brazil project, and to find new donors and partners.
To find out more about Disaster Aid Brazil check the following link: DA Brazil
In 2017 Disaster Aid Director John O'Reilly visited the Philippines to check on Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrant Projects.
These installations are carried out in conjunction with our local partner Balay Mindanaw.
Interviews with members of the communities reinforced how deeply they appreciated the Safe Water that resulted from the SkyHydrants.
In Southern Brazil Disaster Aid Brazil (DAB) volunteers have been busy.
This has included building excelllant relationships with Brazilian Security Departments, and Civil Defense Authorities.
Those relationships have included joint training exercises.
The photograph on the right shows DAB volunteers training in Southern Brazil, to be able to react to environmental disasters.
At the completion of the training the volunteers received a certificate recognising Disaster Aid Brazil. as partners with the Environmental Police of Santa Catarina State.
To keep up to date with Disaster Aid Brazil you can follow them on: Facebook
This video from our partner the SkyJuice Foundation explains how the SkyHydrant works.