Disaster Aid Board Member John O'Reilly has just returned from the Philipines where he was able to inspect some recently installed SkyHydrants.
Units were installed at the Barangay Bacolod and Barangay Tawagan Communities
Just one of the many comments to John was , "My son is now able to go to college now that safe, low cost, water is available in my community."
Installation of the SkyHydrant™ water filtration units was managed in conjunction with Balay Mindanaw.
Both units were donated by the Rotary Club of Philip Island and San Remo.
The 2017 Disaster Aid Conference was held inn May t the Dandenong Club, 1579 Heatherton Road Dandenong North Victoria.
The conference was an excellent opportunity to stay in touch with Disaster Aid activities.
Delagates were able to provide many suggestions and give greatbfeedback for ongoing operations.
Keynote Speaker - Ariel Hernandez, Member of Balay Mindanaw and former representative to the Philippine Congress, Subject: Humanitarian Aid in the Philippines
Dinner Speaker - Charles B. Kovess, CEO & International Marketing Director, Textile & Composite Industries Pty Ltd Founder, CEO & Chief Speaker - Kovess International Subject: Passionate People Perform
The Board of Disaster Aid Australia is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Rhett Butler AM has accepted an invitation to become a Patron.
The SkyJuice™ Foundation was founded by Rhett Butler in 2005 and is a not-for-profit charity that provides sustainable water solutions for humanitarian and disaster relief. http://www.skyjuice.com.au/organisation.htm
We have worked closely with the Foundation for some years and are delighted that Rhett has agreed to join us as a Patron.
I am back from a five-week visit to India having traveled to west, south, north, and east.
The need for clean drinking water is all over rural India.
Disaster Aid’s challenge to Indian Rotarians: “All children in India should have access to clean drinking water” is very appropriate.
Your hard work of carrying two SkyHydrant™units to India as “Check-in luggage” is paying off.
The unit at Navi Mumbai was exhibited at the District Conference, per Dharmendra (D.G.), and it was admired by all attendees there.
I am sure it will find its place at the demo site near Navi Mumbai very soon.
The unit at Purulia is now installed as: “SkyHydrant East in memory of Satnam Singh Rayat", father of Permi Rayat 20016-2017 President of the Rotary Club Of Endeavour Hills.
This first Sky-Hydrant unit supplies clean drinking water to 300 students of RSR Vidyapith high school.
Disaster Aid International's (DAI) generous donation of the SkyHydrant unit by is appreciated by the students and the nearby village residents.
The students love the water, and nearby village residents come and fill empty bottles and carry the water home for drinking purpose.
Our thanks to Purulia Rotary club and to RSR Vidyapith for installing the first demonstration unit of the SkyHydrant in India.