WaterAid turns 30! Partnership news
away from the villages of Ikungu, Tyeme, Kisuluiga and Kinankamba. Seven boreholes have been drilled and six more are to be finished by mid November. When
Please help us celebrate by hosting a special event for WaterAid!
On 21 July 2011 WaterAid celebrated its 30th birthday. Since being formed in 1981, WaterAid has reached almost 16 million people with safe water and, since 2004, more than 11 million with sanitation. We now work in 26 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacifi c region.
Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland has been supporting WaterAid’s work for the majority of this time and we are so grateful for your generosity. WaterAid’s President, HRH The Prince of Wales, hosted a special anniversary event
develop and manage their water and sanitation projects sustainably.
You have made this possible. Thank you!
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at Clarence House in September where RIBI was represented by President Ray Burman.
Could your club dedicate an event to WaterAid in celebration of our 30th anniversary? This could help us provide life- saving technology such as the rainwater harvesting jar you see on page two to some of the world’s poorest communities. Just £3,950 could pay for a school rainwater harvesting system for 1,000 children in Tanzania. Please call 020 7793 4550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss further.
With World Water Day (22 March) fast approaching, now is the ideal time to raise funds and awareness for WaterAid’s work. Every day in the world’s poorest countries, dirty water and poor sanitation take the lives of more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. Read on to find out how with your support we’re saving lives and building futures.
020 7793 4550 email@example.com
WaterAid collaborates with Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam to improve
water, sanitation and hygiene in schools School WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) is vital to ensuring children are able to access a good education. Providing WASH facilities in schools contributes to children’s learning in many ways, such as improving cognitive function and attention, reducing days missed due to illness and increasing dignity and safety.
Royal award for RIBI
WaterAid, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam and Kinondoni Municipality, is making efforts to improve the water supply, sanitation and hygiene situation in schools in Dar es Salaam. The fi rst school WASH project was launched in the Kibamba district. Kibamba primary school had not had a water supply since
Two members of the Rotary Club of Westbourne donned their walking shoes to raise vital funds for WaterAid on Saturday 10 September. Sue and Richard Burnett, accompanied by their eldest granddaughter, Jade, and their new puppy, Arjo, walked the South West Coast Path from Swanage to Sandbanks Ferry raising money to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in some of the world’s poorest communities.
2008 as a result of vandalism and poor maintenance. Kibamba secondary school was established in 2008 and had never had a safe water supply.
WaterAid in Tanzania worked with a local partner to improve the water supply systems in the schools. Storage tanks were installed in each school, while small water treatment units were put in so the children can drink clean, safe water straight from the taps. This work will benefi t nearly 3,000 children.
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam for their support. If you would like to read more about WaterAid’s work in Tanzania please see www.wateraid.org/tanzania
Rotary club members Coast Along for WaterAid Molly the dog walks for water!
Their walk was part of Coast Along for WaterAid, which aims to get groups of ramblers and hikers striding out on 249 sections of coastal path covering over 2,000 miles of coastline across the UK, to raise £150,000.
Photo: Colin Hayton
This time last year, Sue was learning to walk again after suffering a brain aneurysm followed by a stroke, which confi ned her to a wheelchair. However, she was
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determined to complete the full distance of the coastal walk. The walk proved a huge test of her endurance and stamina, but Sue achieved her goal and completed the path. Fellow Rotarian Ian was there at the end of the walk to congratulate her with a hug.
Rtn Euan Eddie on his trip with WaterAid to Burkina Faso. P3
The latest on an RIBI linked project in Tanzania. P2
Photo: Lynn Johns
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Thank you so much for this incredible effort, Sue. Your achievement is an inspiration and we really appreciate your support.
Help raise funds and awareness for WaterAid. P4
Coast Along takes place every September, so please contact us if you would like to be involved for 2012. Or, if your club would like to organize your own Walk for Water at another time in the year, we’d love to hear from you!
Photo: WaterAid/Layton Thompson Photo: Rtn Richard Burnett
Photo: WaterAid/Layton Thompson
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