Rotary Club Of Somerset

Disaster Aid Australia are always happy to help other organisations provide water to their projects.

The Rotary Club of Somerset in Tasmania support a school in Kampot, Cambodia.

As part of their assistance to their school it was decided that a SkyHydrant to supply Safe Drinking Water was a high priority.

We were able to supply them with a SkyHydrant and advice that enabled them to complete the installation.

The SkyHydrant will mean the School can now provide 10,000 litres of water/day to the pupils.

If your project needs water see our Sale of SkyHydrant Page or Contact Us for more information

 

 

 

Acknowledgement of SkyHydrant Inventor

Rhett Butler has been recognised by Sydney University with an Alumni Award for Service to Humanity.

To date over 6,000 SkyHydrants have been installed to provide safe drinking water for communities and schools.

With the low cost, light weight, simple operation, and effective removal of contamination; the units have become an important part of Disaster Aid Australia’s ‘Smart Aid‘ and ‘Safe Water for Every Child‘ initiatives.

Each SkyHydrant is capable of providing safe water for more than 500 people which means that millions of people around the world are being protected by Rhett’s invention.

If you would like to help Disaster Aid Australia install more Skyhydrants you can DONATE HERE

 

Rhett Butler will be speaking at the Disaster Aid Conference on Saturday 4th May

You can register and pay online using a credit or debit card

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Saturday 4th May

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For delegates arriving on Friday night there will be an informal ‘Meet and Greet’ at delegates cost at the DAA Office 92 Doveton Ave, Eumemmerring from 7.00pm

See Bhutan and Give Safe Water

Bhutan, on the Eastern edge of the Himalaya Mountains, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (known as dzongs) and dramatic landscapes.

The photograph shows the iconic Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery which clings to a cliff above the forested Paro Valley.

The Buddhist Kingdom measures its development progress by surveys of Gross National Happiness rather than Gross Domestic Product.

Bhutan 2020 Project

Disaster Aid Australia in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Thimphu have identified that providing safe drinking water to all the 120 central schools in Bhutan will bring major improvement to child health for the whole country.

The target is to provide a SkyHydrant Water Filter to each school by the end of 2020.

Currently 31 Skyhydrants have been delivered with the completion of those installations scheduled for the end of April 2019.

You Can Help By Visiting Bhutan

To raise funds for the project Disaster Aid Australia are promoting fully inclusive holidays in Bhutan from $6,450 per person  (twin share).

Included in the cost is a $5,000 donation per couple which will provide a school with Safe Water.

During your trip you will be able to personally present ‘your’ SkyHydrant to a school.

On your return you will receive a tax receipt for your $5,000 donation with the potential to receive a tax refund of up to $2,250.

 

To find out more about this exciting opportunity go to our : VISIT BHUTAN page.

 

 

 

Response to Cyclone Idai

Tropical Cyclone Idai was the worst tropical cyclones for 120 years in the Southern Hemisphere.

Catastrophic damage occurred in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, leaving more than 1,000 people dead and thousands more missing.

Drinking water is a major concern with muddy rivers being the only source of water for millions.

Disaster Aid Australia is responding with Rotary District 9350 of Southern Africa to this disaster by providing SkyHydrants.

Two of our Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTs) are flying out with the Skyhydrants.

Our ‘Chair’ Peter Faulkner is seen loading two skyhydrants and 50 Sawyer Filters as our initial contribution.

These should provide safe water for more than 2,000 people in the disaster area

We are hopeful that further contributions from our supporters and District 9350 will enable us to provide safe water to thousands more.

 

If you want to help Disaster Aid Australia’s humanitarian aid you can; DONATE NOW

Winston Marsh At DAA Conference

The Dinner Speaker for this years Disaster Aid Australia conference on Saturday 4th May at the Dandenong Club will be Winston Marsh

Winston Marsh is a wizard at creating and communicating simple ideas that achieve stunning results for organisations worldwide.

He has thirty years experience in the marketing and motivation of people in business

Winston Marsh stimulates, inspires and activates ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results.

He also has an interesting and amusing take on life in general.

You can register and pay online using a credit or debit card

Register for the Conference @ $120 including Conference Dinner
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Accommodation(Includes transport to and from venue):

Transport required — Please advise date and Flight No :

Register  for Conference Dinner Only @ $40
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For delegates arriving on Friday night there will be an informal ‘Meet and Greet’ at delegates cost at the DAA Office 92 Doveton Ave, Eumemmerring from 7.00pm

Cyclone Idai Disaster Appeal

Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai in March was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa.

The Storm caused catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, leaving more than 700 people dead and many hundreds more are missing

An initial assessment in Southern Africa by one of our trained volunteers confirms that the amount of aid required to respond to will be enormous.

We are in touch with Rotary contacts in Zimbabwe and South Africa and will be working in partnership with them as the situation resolves and manageable projects are identified.

Water filters capable of handling water borne diseases, tents, tarpaulins, home repair kits, and tools are all known to be required

Will you please help us to help others?

 

To help follow this link:   DONATE NOW

Key Note Speaker For DAA 2019 Conference

The Keynote Speaker for this years Disaster Aid Australia conference on Saturday 4th May at the Dandenong Club will be Dr Manderjit Singh

Dr Singh is the founder of AHHA Education which has educated over 200,000 students since its foundation in 2000.

AHHA is an educational organization focused on providing education programs to urban and rural communities throughout Cambodia, East Timor, Thailand, Laos and India

An entrepreneurial humanitarian, he has dedicated his life to encouraging, training and helping poor youths in poor communities to achieve much more in life.

For over 29 years, Dr. Madenjit Singh has researched and tested new and innovative ways to teach underprivileged communities.

Don’t miss Dr Singh, and other interesting speakers

You can register and pay online using a credit or debit card

Register for the Conference @ $120 including Conference Dinner
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Accommodation(Includes transport to and from venue):

Transport required — Please advise date and Flight No :

Register  for Conference Dinner Only @ $40
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For delegates arriving on Friday night there will be an informal ‘Meet and Greet’ at delegates cost at the DAA Office 92 Doveton Ave, Eumemmerring from 7.00pm

The Cost of Safe Water?

Less than 1 Australian Dollar / Person / Year for a Village

A typical Disaster Aid Australia SkyHydrant  installation costs $5,000.

That includes tanks and pipes that we purchase locally.

Once installed the unit will provide bacteria free water for ten years for up a community of up to 700 people.

$5,000 / 10 years / 700people = $0.71 / person per year.

Schools

A $5,000 skyhydrant Installation to serve a school can keep over 1,000 pupils safe.

That is a cost of less than $0.50 / pupil / year.

 

If you want to support our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects you can donate on our DONATE PAGE 

Helping World of Difference

World of Difference is an Australia organisation associated with the  Rotary Club of Chadstone – East Malvern.

They have been providing overseas aid to villages in Cambodia working with ‘Build Your Future Today’ Which is a Non Goverment Organisation in the Siem Reap area of Cambodia.

Construction Underway

Following a meeting with Disaster Aid Australia Volunteers they decided to try a SkyHydrant Installation in late 2018 for the village of La’ak.

La’ak is a remote village of approximately 200 houses with no electricity and no reticulated water supply.

Since La’ak is a rural area with no waste-water treatment facilities the groundwater is prone to contamination and water borne diseases are common.

On arrival at the school in La’ak the scope of work was discussed with the village chief and school officials and details such as the location of the filter house, wash station, etc were agreed.

A small irrigation scheme was installed in conjunction with the drinking water project; using the untreated water

An original 1600 L concrete tank which was not previously used is now used to store filtered water with a float valve installed to automatically regulate level in this tank.

Pipes and fittings were purchased locally and a local bricklayer engaged to build the Skyhydrant shelter.

At the conclusion of the project the treated water was tested and confirmed as free from bacteriological contamination.

The new filter house and wash station

Safe Water for Every Child’ in Myanmar

January might be the‘Holiday Period’ for some people but Disaster Aid are still providing new ‘Safe Water For Every Child’ installations.

Director Angeline Low, and Danny Low, from Disaster Aid Australia are currently in Myanmar to install two SkyHydrants with the assistance of KK Looi of Disaster Aid Malaysia.

These installations are in association with the Rotary Club of Yangon.

In addition to the two installations carried out several other sites were inspected for future installations.

 

 

If you want to support Disaster Aid ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects in Bhutan, Myanmar, the Philipines, India and Indonesia you can donate at:  Disaster Aid Australia