When planning aid delivery we try to find communities that may be missed by the bigger aid organisations, and then find out from those in need what they want.
To do this we seek the help of local Rotarians, and Non Government Organisations (NGOs).
This ensures that the aid provided:
- Meets the local communities requirements.
- Involves them in working with us as ‘Partners’.
- Gives them ‘Ownership’ of the outcome.
The community thus becomes ‘A Resource Not Victims’
Using our resources and contacts we aim to meet as much of the needs using local sources.
- Maximises our financial impact by minimising costs of waste, storage and shipping of materials.
- Speeds the rate that resources can be delivered.
- Helps the local economy to recover.
The primary roles of our, on site, Disaster Aid Response Team (DART) are:
- Identification of need;
- Distribution of funds. or needed resources;
- Project management;
Our Smart Aid focus areas are:
Providing materials and advice for the erection of :
- Short Term Emergency Shelter;
- Medium Term Transitional Shelter;
- Long Term Permanent Homes.
Safe Drinking Water
As part of our Smart Aid response to disasters we can provide SkyHydrant™water filter units to communities, and displaced persons camps.
Each of the SkyHydrant GEM Rapid Response Packs can be set up in around 2 hours and immediately remove all bacteria from 5,000 litres of water a day.
With our DARTs being unable to travel, and the pandemic bringing on the need for many other forms of aid we have pivoted to meet the new needs of our partners.
This has included supporting food programs, the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and support for isolation and quarantine facilities.
Helping the local communities to become more resilient by providing equipment and facilitating training of:
- Government and Non Government Bodies
- Community Groups
- Rotary Clubs