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.

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Latest Bhutan News

This Safe Water For Every Child project continues to deliver

Chhokhorling MSS, Gelephu

In the past few weeks our Bhutan team have installed a further 7 SkyHydrants.

They also conducted a training session for the Caretakers/WASH officials of a number of schools at Damphu, Tsirang.

Training Session

The team are now in quarantine as Gelephu, where some of the installations took place, is classified as a High Risk Area.

When they are able to return to Thimphu they will be taking a short break at home.

Pelrithang HSS

They will then be heading out to the East of Bhutan to install 8 more filters.

Included is also an image of a training session that was conducted by one of the engineer of the team – for the Caretakers/WASH officials of a number of schools, recently at Damphu, Tsirang.

Gelephu HSS

Disaster Aid Australia would like to acknowledge the contribution of the School Planning and Building Division (SPBD) in providing the two engineers of the Installlation Team to this project.

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More Installations In Bhutan

Dechencholing School

With over 62% of the population having been double vaccinated and over 73% having one shot our installation team have been back on the road.

Langthel School

They have recently completed six installations in the Western part of Bhutan.

Mendrelgang School

The monsoon season makes travel in many parts difficult due to frequent landslides blocking roads, in the steep valleys.

Sergithang School

The majortiy of schools remaining in the ‘Bhutan 2020 Project’ however have been busy constructing the SkyHydrant buildings.

Tango School

As the Monsoon season ends hoping they are planning to complete installtions to schools in the Eastern part of Bhutan in the next couple of months.

Ura School

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Bhutan Team Back At Work

After a period when the Bhutan Installation Team have been restricted, with COVID lockdowns, installations have now restarted.

The photographs show the installation underway at the Drukgyel Lower Secondary School.

The existing water source of the school comes from a branch of a stream about 5 km away from the school.

The source of the water was never a safe one and especially in monsoon when it became muddy.

The filter was installed on 23rd June 2021.

With the installation of the filter, the school is now enjoying a safe drinking water.

The project protects 800 students and 50 staff.

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