Sponsor a SkyHydrant in Timor Leste

Background

During the DAA Conference on the 12th November as important topic was our future aid programs.

Our interest is developing a greater presence in Timor-Leste was helped by presentations of other organisations involved in helping that country.

Following the Conference the DAA board decided that they would extend our ‘Safe Water for Every Child program of ‘Sponsored SkyHydrants’ to Timor-Leste.

We will be working with two new partners; Yooralla Youth Ministeries and WH WASH Consultants as well as continuing to support our existing partner Rotary Projects Timor-Leste East.

Timing

Our plan is for the installation of at least 3 units to June 2023.

For 2023-20224 and beyond we would hope to attract enough support for 10 SkyHydrants every year.

Yooralla Youth Ministries  

The Yooralla Ministries have identified the following sites in the Hera Succo district.

  • Hera.
  • Sidara.

WH WASH Consultants

WH Wash Consultants have identified the village Ossu in the Viqueque district.

Rotary Projects Timor-Leste East

Rotary Projects Timor Leste East, headed by the Rotary Club of Kwinana, have an ongoing program across Timor Leste in conjunction with the Don Bosco Communities.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia provide safe water to Timor Leste by sponsoring an installation contact us at admin@disasteraidaustralia.org.au to find out more.

Or if you want to donate click on the link below:

DONATE

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

Typhoon Paeng Hits Mindano

Typhoon Paeng (Nalgae) struck the Philippines on Friday with over 40 reported deaths and over 450,000 people afffected.

River Rescue Team In Action

Landslides and severe flooding caused by Typhoon Paeng affected parts of Maguindanao del Norte and Maguindanao del Sur, Cotabato City and other parts of Southwestern Mindanao.

Action

The Cotabato team of our local partner, Balay Mindanaw, has already picked up two DAA Skyhydrants to provide safe clean water to affected communities.

These have been installed in evacuation centres.

Children collecting water from emergency SkyHydrant

An assesment team also travelled from Cagayan de Oro on Sunday and will be aiming to identify a community that we can help recover.

Update Monday 31 October

Disaster Aid Australia will be shipping more SkyHydrant units as soon as flights are available.

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If you would like to make a donation to help Disaster Aid Australia deliver aid to those affected then click on the link below:

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

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;

DONATE

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