DISASTER AID CONFERENCE 2020

Hear How Balibo House Trust Is Helping Timor Leste

Mr Robert (Rob) Hudson  founding Chair of Balibó House Trust is a major speaker at the DAA 2020 Conference.
The Trust honours the memories of the Balibo Five by working with the Balibo Community to enrich lives.

This year Disaster Aid Australia is supporting the trust by providing SkyHydrants to be included in safe water project.

Rob will be telling us how the Balibo Tragedy has been the inspiration now helping the people of Timor Leste since 2002.

Currently the Group General Manager, Programs and Policy at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Rob was a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 2002 to 2010.

During his time in Parliament, Rob was Chair of the Victorian Parliamentary Law Reform Committee, Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport and the Arts, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.

Don’t miss Rob, and other interesting speakers, on Saturday 2nd May at the Dandenong Club

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For delegates arriving on Friday night there will be an informal ‘Meet and Greet’ at delegates cost at the DAA Office 92 Doveton Ave, Eumemmerring from 7.00pm

SkyHydrants For Balibo

These children in Balibo, and many more, will soon be enjoying Safe Water.

Photo by Balibo House Trust

Balibo House Trust has been working with Rotary and Spend it Well to construct new schools in the Balibo district.

Three schools have been built at Belola, Railuli and Falowai with a fourth in the planning stage.

The proposal includes providing safe water by installing SkyHydrants  and involvimg the local school community in their use and maintenance.

Disaster Aid Australia is providing two of the six SkyHydrants required at no cost to the project with the intention of becoming more involved in delivering safe water projects in Timor Leste.

Follow this link for more information about the Balibo House Trust 

 

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

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.

 

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.