Safe Sanitation and Water - Save Lives
Safe Sanitation and Water Saves Lives is a program to supply clean water to desperate people in underdeveloped countries through a planned system of water catchment, storage and reticulation.
It includes training local people in the construction of concrete tanks, and encourages them to maintain and protect their water supply system. Education in hygiene is also offered.
RAWCS volunteers travel to the various countries to instruct the local people in the skills of concrete tank construction, or other types of tanks, or tube wells.
Something we take for granted; Something we should share with others
SOME SAFE WATER FACTS
The objectives of SSWSL are:
The People Behind SSWSL
Efficiently bringing safe water to communities overseas involves considerable effort behind the scenes.
Rotarians are committed to International Service as the final of four "Avenues of Service" in Rotary - Club Service, Vocational Service, Community Service and International Service.
Project Volunteers works closely with SSWSL in helping send teams of volunteers over to international communities to provide hands on assistance.
These volunteers through SSWSL and Project Volunteers organising committees along with others are the ones that drive SSWSL projects making a healthier, safer world for all.
Practical Responsibilities of Safe Sanitation and Water Saves Lives Volunteers
RAWCS volunteers are responsible for numerous initiatives to promote, fund-raise for and deliver safe water and sanitation projects around the world. Responsibilities undertaken by RAWCS volunteers include:
- Carrying out surveys of potential projects to determine their feasibility, cost, resources required and effectiveness.
- Raising awareness of SSWSL in Rotary Clubs throughout the Rotary District
- Riasing finance for the projects that have been authorised
- Assisting District Clubs and members to undertake SSWSL projects. This is in conjunction with the Project Volunteers coordinators.
- Advising DIK of requirements for materials and equipment.
- Working with the RAWCS Chairman on Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and other grant applications.
- Preparing promotional material as required.
- Reporting to the District RAWCS Committee.
Projects coming under the Safe Sanitation and Water Saves Lives banner include:
Water supply and refurbish School and Health Clinic, Motolava, Torba Province, Vanuatu Includes extension by 2.5km of the water supply.
Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Provinces, Northern Thailand.
Water Supply at Sengli Village, Oro Province, PNG Repair work to dam and new pipeline to village. Completed project 39-2006-7
|Water Supply organisation at Soibada, Manatuto District, EastTimor To organise existing, no-operational water pipes to supply schools and villages. Plumbing and general handy skills required.
Rotary Club of Footscray
Project 25 - 2008-9 Contact Peter McGrath
You Can Help:
Rotary Clubs and individuals can support this program by donating either to the individual projects listed above, or by donating to the program generally.
Both individuals and Rotary Clubs can assist by contributing to the cost of providing and shipping water tanks to selected locations and through sponsoring Rotarians or non-Rotarians alike on project teams to work as volunteers.
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