Hetauda Support Project, Hetauda, Nepal
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ifis was the only way to drink water at school, what would you do about it?
If this was the only way to drink water at school, what would you do about it?
A team of volunteers from Tasmania District 9830 who were providing a Cataract Eye Camp in a remote village reached often by foot from Hetauda, Nepal last year were shocked to see the only means of 1500 school children obtaining a drink of water as from a hose in a muddy yard.
They sent a photo back home and the Rotary Club of Devonport ( District 9830 ) responded by raising funds and organising the installation of a fountain which would ensure continuous and clean drinking water.
When the next Eye Camp was held, the Team visited the school, and PDG Kevin Shadbolt was asked to cut a ribbon and officially open the fountain.
In an emotionally charged ceremony 1200 of the students formed a Guard of Honour for the Team and each gifted a flower to express their gratitude
Photo shows the team bedecked with flowers, standing in front of the new Fountain's tank stand
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