Thoo Mweh Migrant School

This young  boy, in a traditional Karen shirt, is drinking safe water at the Thoo Mweh migrant school.

The school is in Thailand close to the Myanmar border and mainly caters for Karen Refugees.

A Disaster Aid Australia Skyhydrant was recently installed at the school thanks to Fleur Maidment who works to help the Karen people.

The SkyHydrant provides safe water for:

  • 430 boarding students
  • 530 day students
  • 65 teachers and staff.
  • 100 local villagers

 

If you want to support ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects why not visit our DONATE PAGE 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Grant Success

Six communities in the Philippines will be getting safe drinking water with the assistance of a Rotary International Global Grant.

The photograph shows the formal handover ceremony of a Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrant to barangay Pigsag-an in sitioTumpagon during a development plan forum.

Global Grant 1753140 was a result of a partnership between host Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro , Philippines with international partners Rotary Club of Berwick and Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills, Australia.

Disaster Aid Australia has provided the SkyHydrants and used the skills of its grant Co-ordinator Dr Peter Hadwin to smooth the project application and approval process.

The Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc have been involved in the on site planning and will be key to the installation of the units.

 

Disaster Aid Australia can help with projects that include safe water.

To find out how contact us at admin@disasteraidaustralia.org.au

 

 

Universal Children’s Day

UNICEF have asked everyone to Go Blue for the Universal Childrens Day

 

The aim of the day is to help build a world where every child is in school; safe from harm; and can fulfill their potential.

 

An important step in achieving this goal is providing safe water and every year we protect ten’s of thousands of children.

 

You can help us to install more SkyHydrant to provide safe water to more children by Donating to Disaster Aid Australia

 

See more on how you can participate in World Children’s Day: www.unicef.org/world-childrens-day

 

Watch this video to see others who are going blue for Universal Children’s Day.

 

 

Put Yourself In the Picture

Disaster Aid Australia, with our Bhutan 2020 project, give our donors the opportunity to personally deliver a SkyHydrant to those who will benefit.

John Heathcote checking the SkyHydrant he donated

This week Peter and Lois Faulkner, and John Heathcote, travelled to Bhutan as part of our Bhutan Holiday Package.

While there they were welcomed at the two schools to officially hand over the units.

They were also able to meet the students and staff of the schools.

During the fully inclusive trip there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the spectacular scenery of  ‘The Land of the Thunder Dragon’.

You can find out why the Bhutanese thinks ‘Gross National Happiness’ is as important as ‘Gross National product’.

If you would like to visit beautiful Bhutan, and make a difference to hundreds of children check out the Visit Bhutan Page

Peter and Lois Faulkner opening ‘their’ SkyHydrant building

Disaster Aid Australia thanks the Bhutan Department of Education who are are great partners for this project.

Earthquake Relief Being Delivered

Earthquake Damage

With the level of devastation from the Mindanao Earthquakes now becoming evident our Local Partner Balay Mindanaw has been very busy delivering aid to those affected.

In addition to financial support and materials from Disaster Aid Australia many Philippine organisations have also been working with Balay Mindanaw.

SkyHydrant donated By Danny and Angeline Low

It’s great to see the principle of ‘Refusing to be victims and becoming a resource’ in action.

Disaster Aid Australi a Board Member Dr Angeline Low with her husband Danny was already in the area and after seeing the problems donated a SkyHydrant.

Other SkyHydrants were used in conjunction with water tankers  from the local fire departments to deliver safe drinking water to many different communities.

Aid materials arriving

 

 

 

If you want to help you can go to our Donations Page

Mindanao – DAA Responds As Another Quake Hits

DAA has been responding to the 16th October Mindanao Earthquake by supporting our long term partner the Balay Mindanaw Peace Foundation.

Kaloy of Balay Mindanaw handing over DAA tarpaulins to the Vice Mayor.

Over the last few days they travelled to the Municipality of Tulunan to meet Vice Mayor Maureene Villalor.

From there they then travelled a further 70 km to Barangay Magbok, one of the barangays hardest hit by the October 16th earthquake.

This remote barangay is located near the Tulunan-Mlang-Magsaysay quake epicenter.

Kaloy Manlupig of Balay Mindanaw handed over Disaster Aid Australia tarpaulins to be used as temporary shelter for kindergarten and elementary school children whose classrooms were severely damaged by the quake.

A number of tents were also handed over.

Now a further major Quake has hit the area.

 

Damage from 29th October Earthquake

 

If you want to help DAA respond to the Mindanao Earthquakes visit our Donation Page.

 

Multiple Earthquakes Shake Mindanao

A 6.3 Magnitube Earthquake hit the Southern Philippine Island of Mindanao on the evening of the 16th October.

Several severe aftershocks and hundreds of smaller shocks have also shaken the island over the following days.

The epicenter was between Makilala and Tulunan, North Cotabato.

In the surrounding area thousand of families have had to be evacuated from damaged and destroyed homes.

Hospitals, schools and other public building have also been severely damaged requiring

Disaster Aid Australia is providing financial support to our local partner, the Balay Mindanao Peace Foundation as they work to help families whose homes have been lost, or severely damaged.

 

If you want to help the people of the Mindanao you can donate through our Donation Page

 

 

International Day for Eradication of Poverty

 

Have you thought about the ways safe water can help eradicate poverty?

 

Our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ project means;

  1. People lose fewer days wages with better health.
  2. Children ‘s school attendance improves, helping their education.
  3. Money isn’t spent on bottled water.
  4. Fuel isn’t spent travelling to get safe water.
  5. Time isn’t spent travelling to get safe water.

 

A Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrant installation will provide safe drinking water for 700 people or a school of 1,000 pupils

 

Will you help eradicate poverty by Donating to Disaster Aid Australia?

 

Every $1 can mean someone gets safe water for a year . . . . and helps break the cycle of poverty.

 

SkyHydrant Daily Routine

We frequently get asked what is involved in the daily SkyHydrant clean.

The following 5 minute video shows the full cleaning procedure in real time.

We will be publishing more instructional videos over the next few weeks.

 

If you want to find out more about how Disaster Aid Australia can help your project get safe water Email us at admin@disasteraidaustralia.org.au

 

Busy In Bhutan

Our ‘Safe Water for every Child Project’ in Bhutan 2020 is advancing.

Sonam Norbu and Namgay Rinchen, the Ministry Of Education Engineers working with us, have been busy installing SkyHydrants.

This photograph is of the unit at the Norbugang Central School, one of two units that have been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Smithton, Tasmania

Following the completion some of the students and staff were able to enjoy their first drink of safe water from the SkyHydrant.

As well as carrying out installations the engineers have also been carrying out comprehensive training in the maintenance for the school caretakers.

Disaster Aid Australia very much appreciate the commitment of the Bhutan Ministry of Education to the project by allocating these dedicated engineers.

 

If you want to support our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects why not visit our DONATE PAGE