Myanmar Installation

Disaster Aid Australia in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Yangon have just provided a SkyHydrant at the Mawlamyine University in Myanmar.

The unit will protect the health of the girls who live in hostel accommodation at the University.

The project was instigated through the efforts of PDG. Danny Lowe.

The tanks stands and installation work was carried out by the University Maintenance Team led by Mr Latt (pictured here with DAA CEO Brian Ashworth)

During the visit we were able to discuss with the Yangon Rotary Club how the ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ program could be expanded to more locations in Myanmar.

 

IF YOU want to support a ‘SAFE WATER FOR EVERY CHILD’ project in Myanmar  CONTACT DISASTER AID AUSTRALIA.

 

Statement On Australian BushFires

How to help with the Australian Bushfire Disaster.

Disaster Aid Australia is registered as an Overseas Aid Charity.

As a condition of its charitable status it cannot spend donated funds within Australia.

We urge our Australian supporters in this time of response,, and the subsequent recovery, to support one of the many organisations who are helping fellow Australians.

The best form of help is money, that can be spent locally, rather than donated goods. . . . . Spending money locally helps the local economy recover and ensures that money is not wasted transporting goods that may not be needed.

Some of the Organisations that need help are

East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee

This is an account of the Rotary Club of Bairnsdale  (A great supporter of DAA) with the funds controlled by the East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee. Rotary Club of Bairnsdale Projects Account BSB 633000 Acct 165960451. Please email the East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid Committee when you donate eastgrotaryfireaid@gmail.com

Other Rotary Club Based Funds around Australia

Details of other Rotary Based Funds can be found at this: Link

RAWCS – Rotary Australia World Community Service National Fire Appeal

This is the only option for those who can only donate to a recipient with DGR (Donor Gift Recipient) status, or those who want tax deductibility on their donations. Go to www.rawcs.org.au to donate. To make sure the funds go to those affected by the fires in our district, tag the area you  would like to support.

 

 

Bhutan Water Conference

Our friends of the Rotary Club of Thimphu are organising a Rotary Conference in Bhutan.

 

The Conference Title will be ‘Rotary For Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation & Waste Management’ and will be held between 27 and 30th July 2020.

There will be a wide range of speakers; including Peter Faulkner and Brian Ashworth talking about Disaster Aid Australia ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects.

There will be a program for spouses of delegates as well as the opportunity for delegates to visit some of the iconic sites close to the venue.

For delegates and partners who want to see more of this beautiful country there is the opportunity to extend your stay  before, and after, the conference.

 

Costs

Registration and 3 Star Ground Content . . . . $840 per person*

Registration and 4 Star Ground Content . . . . $960 per person*

Registration and 5 Star Ground Content. . . . $2,020 per person*

The Ground Content includes: Hotel, Meals at the Conference Venue, Registration Fee, Transport, Guide, Driver and bottled mineral water.

It excludes: phone charges, alcohol and medical treatment.

 

*In recognition of the Rotarians’ humanitarian services that touch every aspect of human civilization all around the world, the Royal Government of Bhutan is allowing waiver of the imposition of the Minimum Daily Tariff for the full 5 days of the Conference. The waiver of the Minimum Daily Tariff of US$ 230.00 per day per person. Additional days before and after the conference can be booked. as part of the registration.

Registration

For Registration follow this link : Conference Registration

More Information

Rotary Club of Thimphu email     rotarybhutan@gmail.com

Best Wishes From Children Around the World

Here are just a few of the 10’s of thousands of children around the world who have Safe Drinking Water this Christmas.

Some of the photographs are from our SmartAid Disaster Response.

Many are from our Safe Water for Every Child program.

Also included is one from a partner working for Karen refugees.

Disaster Aid has only been able to help all these children because of our incredible support from around Australia.

 

YOU CAN HELP US PROTECT THOUSANDS MORE CHILDREN IN 2020 BY MAKING A DONATION

Massive Health Improvements from our Indian Project.

In July this year we reported on a Safe Water for Every Child Project for 8 schools in India.

Here is the principal of the Gahnwal School talking about the difference the SkyHydrant has made over the past five months.

This Disaster Aid Australia project was initiated by the Rotary Clubs of Endeavour Hills and Palm Beach Navi Mumbai and their respective Districts with help from a RI Global Grant

Thanks to Dharmendra Gangrade of the Rotary Club ofPalm Beach Navi Mumbai  for the video.

 

If your Rotary Club is interested in a ‘Safe Water for Every Child Project’  contact Disaster Aid Australia.

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