On a recent visit to the Philippines Disaster Aid Australia Directors visited a SkyHydrant installation at Dansolihon Barangay.
This installation was set up as a partnership with the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro and Balay Mindanaw.
The Barangay Captain, and his committee, told us they were very happy with the water quality however they would like to improve the access of the SkyHydrant water to more people.
Following the initial inspection we met with the Barangay Committee where the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro made a generous offer:
This initiative is a great way of moving from a simple donation to investment in a Social Enterprise, ensuring a sustainable outcome.
Disaster Aid Australia congratulates the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro on this initiative which can be a model for future installations.
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Disaster Aid Australia President, David Langworthy, is delighted to announce a significant step to achieve 'Safe Water for Every Child'
David, seen here with Columbian Rotarians and partners, is today able to announce that the Rotary Clubs of Bogotá Teusaquillo, Colombia and Endeavour Hills, Australia, in partnership with DAA have been succesful in obtaining a RI Foundation Grant.
This US$100,000 project will involve the installation of SkyHydrant membrane filters at schools in the Departments of Cundinamarca, Boyacá and Huila, to improve the quality of raw water that is currently provided to close to 9800 students.
We would like to acknowledge the work of Raul Castro of the Rotary Club of Bogotá Teusaquillo who has worked tirelessley to project manage the local element of the this important initiative.
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This week we gained an important new recruit to the Disaster Aid Australia office.
Dr Peter Hadwen has had a long career in Geology with a particular emphasis on developing water resources.
Peter has had experience working with the United Nations and the World Health organisation.
Although now retired, Peter's enthusiasm for helping developing countries remains undiminished, and he will be volunteering every Monday.
Peter's expertise in managing the provision of drinking water resources for small islands will enable us to help new communities when the problem has been a lack of fresh water.
Dave Tuzewski from Disaster Aid Australia recently travelled to South Africa to spread the Disaster Aid message.
Initial contact with South Africa in regard to establishing a Disaster Aid South Africa goes back nearly 2 years when the current Governor of Rotary District 9400, Yankees Sligcher, saw our display in Seoul at Rotary International Convention.
The photo shows Dave on the right demonstrating the Skyhydrant to Mark Rainier and J.P. Schwartz from the Rotary Club of Warmbaths.
Dave and the Warmbath Rotarians attended a meeting of the WaterKloof [Pretoria] Club to talk about our aim of Safe Water for Every Child.
The equipment was also demonstrated to the Centurion and Pretoria Sunrise Clubs.
Rotarians have agreed to set up a display at the District 9400 Conference in June, to be held in Kruger Park.
The RC of Warmbaths are aware that we will help them with advice and guidance, but that a Disaster Aid South Africa must decide on how it establishs itself.