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.
Des Watts, a Rotarian of 43 years.and member of the RC Berri in SA has made many trips raising awareness of Disaster Aid Australia.
As part of his tlks to numerous rotary clubs he promotes the Disaster Aid Int. project of SKYHYDRANTSTM.
This ingenious tool made on the Gold Coast to provide good clean water to people in 3rd world countries. Each SkyHydrant costs $5000 & can produce 1000 litres of clean water per hour!
Des is representing the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills in this project & linking with Disaster Aid International.
Des had lots of great stories of his many adventures both overseas & riding around Australia on his motorbike.
Having traversed most of Australia on his BMW motorcycle over many years raising funds for Rotary programs such as Australian Rotary Health
A collaborative relationship has been established with Emily Haanschuten community health facilitator.
Emily's roles and responsibilities, based at Ndui Ndui Health Centre from April 2016 – April 2018, include helping the community with health awareness, capacity building, electronic health records and education in the areas of WASH, Reproductive Health and Noncommunicable diseases.
On behalf of Disaster Aid International Emily has placed the Sawyer Water Filters with the most vulnerable and needy families in West Ambae for use in maternity wards and elsewhere in the Health Centre.
Emily does a needs assessment conducted at approximately one month before baby's due date.
If required new Mothers will go home with a Sawyer water filter attached to a new bucket after being discharged from the Ndui Ndui Health Centre