Author's Name: Paul Rake
Date: Sun 16 Jan 2022

Cambodia Life Changing Water Project

ROTARY FOUNDATION ENABLES ANOTHER MAJOR CHANGE TO LIVES

The power of Rotary to change lives will see over 5000 people obtain better health and education through access to year-round drinking water.

The children will have less gastro attacks and spend more time in school. The families will spend less time searching for drinking water and in some cases no longer need to relocate their families to another village in the dry season.

Six Rotary Clubs, six Rotary Districts, the Rotary Foundation and two other Rotary organisations including the District 9800 program World of Difference have combined with a private donor to bring together a project that will see fifty deep water bores drilled in five remote rural villages in the Siem Reap Province of Cambodia. The locations of the villages are shown on the map below.

The project will be co-ordinated on the ground by Rotary’s trusted in country NGO partner Build Your Future Today (BFT). BFT has assisted with the village consultation that was at the core of identifying the need for the project. In addition to overseeing the boring for water, BFT will plan and deliver WASH training with the villagers.

The value of the project is $US 98,000. The Project has been approved for as a Rotary Foundation Global Grant.

The six Rotary Clubs and their Districts are:

  • Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches, Sydney, District 9685 – lead sponsoring club
  • Rotary Club of Paddington, Brisbane, District 9620
  • Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers USA, District 5030
  • Rotary Club of Chadstone East Malvern, Melbourne District 9800
  • Rotary Club of Balwyn, Melbourne District 9800
  • Rotary Club of Sange Battambang Cambodia, District 3350 - Host country Club

To all the Rotarians and friends of Rotary and BFT that have made this project a reality we say a sincere thank you – you know who you are, you know what you have done and it is just an incredible outcome to know that those efforts will facilitate over 5000 people have a better quality of life.

Indu and Bob, and David we are forever grateful.


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