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Disaster Aid Australia Conference

Do you want to:

  • Find out more about what Disaster Aid Australia does?
  • See a SkyHydrant treat water?
  • Understand how Disaster Aid Australia can help your club with an International Project?
  • Find out about volunteering with Disaster Aid Australia?

You can learn about all these, and much more, at our 2022 Conference and Dinner, on Saturday 12th November.

Conference Theme – COVID and Beyond

We will:

  • Review the $400,000 of aid delivered over the the past two years.
  • Look forward to our plans for; the Phillippines, Bhutan, and potentially Timor Leste.

Dinner

On the Saturday Evening there will be a dinner at the Dandenong Club.

This will include a presentation by DAA Chief Executive Brian Ashworth on ‘Finding a Passion’.

Venue

Dandenong Club, 1579 Heatherton Rd, Dandenong North, VIC 3175.

Cost

  • $100 for Conference and Dinner;
  • $50 for Conference Only;
  • $50 for Dinner only.

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Philippine Projects Launch

Signing the Launch Banner

While in the Philippines in August Disaster Aid Australia, in conjunction with our Philippine partner, Balay Mindanaw, formally launched our two new five year projects for the Philippines.

These are:

  • Bangsamoro Health and Peace Project
  • Mindanao Safe water Project

Each project is based on providing at least five SkyHydrant installations a year for the initial five years of the project.

Each installation will provide safe drinking water for a Barangay (village) of 700 residents

At the launch we were able to announce, thanks to support from Australia, we have been able to exceed our target for 2022-2023 with a total of 16 SkyHydrants sponsored.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Display of Sponsors Plaques

Each Australian $5,000 sponsorship covers the cost of the delivering a SkyHydrant to the Philippines and a $1,000 grant for pipes and tanks.

Disaster Aid Australia are already looking for sponsors for 2023-2024.

Balay Mindanaw are also looking for Mindanao Rotary Clubs to act as ‘Installation Partners’

Celebrating the Energy Globe Award

During the launch DAA’s CEO Brian Ashworth took the opportunity to present Balay Mindanaw with copies of the Energy Globe certificates awarded to DAA for its ‘Safe Water for Every Child,Philippines’, program.

Presenting the Framed Certificates

Brian was able to tell the audience that our success was only possible because of the commitment of the whole Balay Mindanaw organisation.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to provide safe water in developing countries 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.

Economic Benefits of Safe Water

During our recent trip to review our Aid Delivery in the Philippines we were able to visit Barangay Mumbuaya and were delighted to see the difference the SkyHydrant project had made.

With a clean safe water supply the village was able to attract investment in this brand new coco sugar plant.

The plant is part of the ‘Hive Naturals’ brand which helps communities set up viable enterprises.

Several of the people from the village are employed in manaufacturing and packaging this low GI natural sweetner.

The plant pays the village for the water they use in their process which contributes to paying the person that looks after the SkyHydrant.

It also enables the Barangay Council to put money aside for other improvements and for future filter membrane replacement.

Another initiative in the village is this coin operated safe water dispenser.

This was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro West.

For 10 peso ($0.25) it delivers 19 litres of drinking water.

That is less than 5% of what safe water cost when people were buying bottled water.

With the additional income the Barangay Council told us they want to contribute a portion to help more Barangays in the area enjoy the benefits of safe water.

This project was part of a Rotary Global Grant Project supported by the Rotary Club of Berwick, and the Rotary Club of Greater danadenong and Endeavour Hills as well as Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro West.

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

DONATE

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

Philippines Aid Review, Barangay Batoan

In August 2020 Disaster Aid Directors were able to carry out the first on site review of our aid delivery to the Philippines since 2018.

During that time well Disaster Aidwith our local partner Balay Mindanaw have been involved in two Major Disaster Responses, as well as over 20 Safe Water for Every Child‘ installations, and several smaller COVID related initiatives.

DAA and Balay Mindanaw meeting with Tabaco Chief of Administration

Chief Executive Brian Ashworth and Director Cherie Ramsay spent 10 days visit several sites in the Philippines.

Smart Aid to Baranagy Batoan

Discussions with the Tabaco Municipal Authority and the Rotary Club of Legazpi identified Barangay Batoan as one of the most severely hit rural Barangays following Typhoon Goni in October 2020.

Typical damage to homes

Over 70 homes in the Barangay were either completly destroyed or severely damaged during the typhoon.

With a $30,000 grant from DAA our partner, Balay Mindanaw, was able to project manage the puchase and delivery of building materials for all of the damaged homes.

The following two photographs shows two of the very happy residents of the Baranagy who were so pleased that we were able to provide the material that helped them, and their friends and relatives rebuild their homes.

All who met us to were very grateful for the generosity of our supporters that had enabled them to rebuild their lives.

They were also very proud that they had been able to contribute to their own recovery.

With, on average, each home costing less than $500 this demonstrates the advantages of the Smart Aid approach to disaster response.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia continue to respond to future humanitarian disasters in developing countries then click on the link below;

DONATE

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