Celebrating World Environment Day

Disaster Aid Australia are helping our environment with our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ Program.


Every permanent SkyHydrant, can deliver the following environmental benefits, as well as providing safe drinking water to up to 1,000 children.

  • Saving of  energy used for bottled water – No need for industrial plants and commercial transport
  • Reduced use of raw materials – Disposable bottles replaced by re-usable bottles;
  • Reduced private transport energy – No need to drive to buy bottled water
  • Reduced plastic waste – No plastic bottles to dispose of;
  • Reduced deforestation – No need to burn wood for boiling water to make it safe;

All this can be achieved with a unit that uses no power, and just a few kilos of cleaning chemicals a year.

 

Safe Drinking Water and Major Environmental Benefits delivered for $1/person per Year

 

You can help the environment and protect lives by clicking on the link below

DONATE

Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.

 

Last Weeks For A 2019-2020 Tax Deduction

Although it’s been a difficult year for fundraising Disaster Aid Australia has still delivered huge benefits to families and children overseas.

Safe Water for Every Child

  • Bhutan – We are currently planning the shipment of a further 20 SkyHydrants, to be 75% complete for our project to supply safe water to every major school in Bhutan. (Currently 35,000 children protected)
  • Colombia – 48 schools have been provided  with SkyHydrants.(9,800 pupils protected)
  • India – A project has provided 8  Schools with safe drinking water (Protecting 8,500 children)
  • Philippines –  We have provided 16 Skyhydrants for  communities with our partner Balay Mindanaw and the Rotary Club of Cagayan De Oro West. (8,000 people protected)
  • Myanmar – In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Yangon we provided a SkyHydrant at the Mawlamyine University.

Smart Aid

We have also provided a disaster response to:

  • Mindanao Earthquake – Shelter materials and SkyHydrant installations
  • COVID -19 – Food Aid to Philippines

Working with Partners

In addition to our own projects we are currently assisting the following aid organisations:

  • Safe Water for Every Child Myanmar;
  • Balibo House Trust, Timor Leste;
  • Ebeneezer Trust, Mozambique;
  • Disaster Aid Malaysia;
  • Poverty No More, Philippines.

Tax Deductible Donations

To support Disaster Aid Australia’s Work, which protects tens of thousands of children every year,  with a tax deductable donation click on the link below;

DONATE

Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.

 

 

 

Every Dollar Makes A Difference To Safe Water.

In the last two weeks a further two SkyHydrants have been installed as part of our Bhutan 2020 Project.

Mendrelgang Central School

The photographs show our hard working Bhutanese engineers completing the work at the Mendrelgang Central School, and the Tsangkha Central School.

Although Disaster Aid Australia seek sponsorship of installations the SkyHydrants for both these sites have been provided from general donations to DAA.

If you have made a donation of less than the sponsorship level of $5,000, you have contributed to both these installations.

If you want to support Disaster Aid Australia’s project to provide more SkyHydrants which protect tens of thousands of children: click on the link below;

DONATE

Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.

 

 

Food Aid for Mindanao

Although COVID-19 is very difficult in Australia it is much more difficult in the Philippines.

Wages are just a few dollars a day and many people are self employed in activities that have disappeared.

Isolation is difficult with small homes often packed closely together.

After consultation with our Philippine partner Balay Mindanaw the board of Disaster Aid Australia (DAA) decided to provide a grant for food aid.

This will supplement the limited government rations.

Aid Delivered

THE DAA grant purchased 80 sacks of rice worth P176,000 ( P2200 / sack) that will reach around 800 families.

This was prioritized for the Front Liners and Volunteers from:

  • Aleosan
  • Cotabato City
  • Cagwait
  • Lianga
  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Marawi City.

Delivery was planned to compliment other support and assistance in Mindanao.

 

If you want to support Disaster Aid Australia’s food aid to the Philippines click on the link below;

Donate

 

Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.

Helping The Ebenezer Trust

The Ebenezer Trust is a church based initiative working to equip young people in rural Africa with Christian based life skills and practical knowledge in operating small-scale agricultural businesses.

They operate a training facility and farm at Nampula, Mozambique.

Full time students stay on the farm during their courses lasting between three months and two years.

In addition to the training they provide successful graduates with seed capital to set up their own businesses.

A supporter of the project, the Rotary Club of Collie, WA, became aware of a concern for the health of students and decided to donate a SkyHydrant to the trust.

The unit supplied, and supported by DAA has been installed by Darryl Greig, Head Coach at the Farm.

 

If you would like to help an overseas project by giving them safe water, find out more by contacting Disaster Aid at admin@disasteraidaustralia.org.au

 

EARTH DAY 2020

Disaster Aid Australia is celebrating Earth Day 2020

Our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ project helps our planet by providing safe water in developing countries without the use of electricity and chemicals.

 

Find out more about how we are helping our planet and saving lives by booking a speaker for your next ‘Zoom’ Meeting.

 

Contact us at admin@disasteraidaustralia.org.au to find out more.

 

 

 

 

Fighting COVID-19 Providing Safe Water

Our friends of Balay Mindanaw have been working with the Philippine Army to provide safe water during the COVID-19 lock down.

With Balay Mindanaw’s staff unable to travel the army has stepped in.

Donna Celeste Banaynal is shown demonstrating a Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrant to staff of the 4th Mechanized Battalion..

They will be using this unit for mobile water treatment at Lanao del Sur.

This will ensure safe water is provided at evacuation camps and relocation sites with limited access to clean water.

By protecting health those who are infected are better able to fight off the effects of the virus.

 

If you want to help this lifesaving work you can donate on this Website Page

Work On Providing Safe Water Continues

Although COVID19 will slow down activities at Disaster Aid Australia for the next few months action on ‘Safe Water for Every Child” continues where possible.

Our hard working Bhutanese friends from the School Planning and Building Department last week installed a Disaster Aid Australia Skyhydrant at the Taktse Central School.

The unit will be protecting the health of 746 pupils and 38 Staff.

We would like to acknowledge the Lindenow Lions Club, Victoria, who sponsored this installation.

The substantial masonry building to protect the SkyHydrant was constructed by the school support staff.

 

Why World Water Day Is Still Important

 

At the moment all the news is about COVID-19 . . . . . But that doesn’t mean World Water Day is any less important.

On March 19th 2020 the Global daily death rate from COVID-19 had reached 1,000!

The Global daily death rate due to people drinking contaminated water has been over 1,000 a day for years.

When  Hundreds of Billions of Dollars have been spent on controlling COVID-19 over the next year, there will still be over a 1,000 people, mainly children, dying due to contaminated water.

Clean Water Helps

If people need to regularly need to wash their hands its much better if the water is clean and safe.

When safe drinking water is available peoples health is better.

That makes people better able to fight virus infections like COVID-19.

How We Help

With our Safe Water for Every Child program we install SkyHydrants in schools and communities to remove bacteria from the drinking water.

We also help other charities by supplying SkyHydrants for their projects.

Each SkyHydrant costs $5,000 to install and will protect a village of 700 or a school of 1000 pupils from contaminated water for 10 years.

That’s less than $1 per person per day.

How You Can Help

The average Australian water bill is around $3 per day.

Donating the equivalent of one days water bill will keep 3 people safe for a year.

Donating one weeks water bill will keep 21 people safe for a year.

You can donate the cost of one day of your water (or more) using the button below.

 

 

Every additional day will make a difference!

The Meeting Alternative

With the COVID-19 Pandemic many Rotary Clubs are looking at how they meet.

If your club is considering video conferencing using ZOOM, Google Hangouts, or one of the other meeting applications we can provide a speaker.

Disaster Aid Australia has already provided speakers to E-clubs and you can hear all about :

  • How we will continue to protect thousands of children during the current travel restrictions.
  • Our latest innovations to provide aid when the travel restrictions are removed.
  • Progress on our Bhutan 2020 project to provide safe water for every school in the whole country.

If you would like a presentation for your video meeting please contact admin@disasteraidaustralia.org.au