Gyalpozhing College

Although DAA have been concentrating on the Typhoon Odette response that doesnt mean our efforts in Bhutan have stopped.

This photograph shows the handover of a SkyHydrant to Gyalpozhing College just before Christmas 2021.

This installation was an emergency since the water quality became really bad.

We currently have a further 7 SkyHydrants at our Melbourne office awaiting shipment as soon as flights become available

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help children in Bhutan have ‘Safe Drinking Water’ click on the link below;

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

Typhoon Odette – Rebuilding

Three Emergency supply missions have now been carried out by our partner Balay Mindanaw over the past four weeks.

We are now looking to change our focus and provide support for rebuilding homes.

With an estimated 20,000 houses damaged or destroyed this is going to be a massive task

One positive is that in similar disasters we have been able to provide enough materials for people to repair or rebuild for $500.

Home rebuilt following a typhoon in 2020

Over the coming months we will be providing material grants for Balay Mindanaw to purchase timber, roofing sheets nails, together with tools such as hammers and saws.

If you would like to help the people of the Dinagat Island rebuild their homes click on the link below;

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

International Recognition for Bhutan 2020

Disaster Aid Australia (DAA) has just been notified that Bhutan 2020 has been selected for a National Award by the Energy Globe Awards.

The awards, organised by the Energy Globe Foundation, are the most prominent worldwide environmental project recognition.

It’s a great that we have been chosen, from 2,500 entries worldwide, to receive one of the 180 National Awards.

This recognises that this project delivers safe water in a sustainable way across the whole of Bhutan.

Key Aspects of the Project

The project, which will shortly be completed, is much more that a DAA project, and could have not have been achieved without:

  • The Rotary Club of Thimphu who first approached DAA in 2017 and have since been working continously on in-country liasion.
  • The Bhutan Government that have have provided ongoing support through their Education Department.
  • The Installation Team from the School Planning and Building Division.
  • The SkyHydrants, from the SkyJuice Foundation, that provide safe drinking water without the use of electrical power.
  • The generous support of Australian Rotary Clubs and individual supporters.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to provide sustainable safe water in developing countries click on the link below;

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International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

October 13th is the United Nations Day of Disaster Aid Reduction.

At Disaster Aid Australia we are more known for Disaster Response but we are also involved in risk reduction, through resiliance.

Making Communities More Resiliant

Some of the ways we improve resiliance are

Training Not Doing

Our volunteers look to train and assist local people to help themselves.

This gives them the confidence to tackle future disasters.

It has also enabled DAA to continue to deliver Aid during the COVID pandemic.

Build Back Better

When we help people rebuild ther homes we provide information to help them build more resiliant houses.

This ‘Build Back Better’ approach includes things like stronger foundations and bracing systems that resist high winds.

Resiliant Water Systems

Our SkyHydrant water filters operate without the need for electricity or treatment chemicals.

When power supplies are down people can still access safe drinking water.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to help those in developing countries become more disaster resiliant, click on the link below;

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