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 to Disaster Aid Australia Donating
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.
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.
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
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
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
Have you thought about the ways safe water can help eradicate poverty?
‘Safe Water for Every Child’ project means ;
People lose fewer days wages with better health.
Children ‘s school attendance improves, helping their education.
Money isn’t spent on bottled water.
Fuel isn’t spent travelling to get safe water.
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?
$1 can mean someone gets safe water for a year . . . . and helps break the cycle of poverty.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Ten-year-old Gabby Norman was wondering what her grandpa does at Rotary Meetings.
When she heard about a presentation at Hawthorn Rotary Club for Disaster Aid Australia and it’s Safe Water for Every Child Project she wanted to help.
Gabby speaking at the assembly
Gabby who is 10 and attends Carey Grammar School, asked her teacher if she could make a presentation on clean water at a Junior School Assembly, and try to raise funds.
Her plan to raise money was by other students paying $2.00 to guess the number of lollies in a jar, with the closest guess winning the jar.
The fundraising was launched on August the 9th when Gabby spoke at the School assembly supported by Disaster Aid Australia CEO Brian Ashworth.
Gabby’s project raised $238.00 for Disaster Aid over a two week period, which proud parents and grandparents boosted to $400.
When the Hawthorn Rotary Club heard this inspiring story they committed to add the remaining funds to support a full SkyHydrant installation.
If your school wants to find out about safe water contact us at email@example.com.
The photograph on the right is a pallet of bottled water being shipped to a disaster.
A typical pallet contains about 1,000 litres of water, and weighs over a tonne.
It costs more than $500 wholesale and then someone has to pay to airfreight it to the disaster area.
A truck is then needed as transport from the airport to the disaster area for distribution.
Disaster Aid Australia’s GEM Rapid Response pack weighs less than 20 kilos and costs less than $2,500.
Everything packs inside the green plastic barrel for transport, which then becomes one of the water tanks used in the installation.
It can travel with a member of our Disaster Aid Response Team within their checked baggage allowance.
It can be quickly set up on site with basic tools and start operating, to deliver 5,000 litres of safe drinking water every day.
One SkyHydrant GEM provides the same amount of drinking water as shipping 5 pallets of water every day. . . . . but the cost is less than the cost of one day of the same volume of bottled water.
The GEM will also continue to filter water for up to 10 years.