Club Support for International Projects
Nepal Water Projects
Nepal is one of the poorest nations in the world. Rotary Club members have worked for many years in remote areas where there is extreme poverty and health problems due to the isolation, hostile climate and terrain.
The Government of Nepal has set national goals in response to the water, sanitation and hygiene problems faced by Nepal - Universal coverage of water and sanitation by 2017.
In 2009/10, 31 clubs in District 1010, in partnership with NEWAH (the Nepal Water For Health Group) and the Rotary Club of Himalayan Gurkhas, with the support of District 1010 and Rotary international grants, transformed the lives of 2 communities in distant Nepal through the provision of Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH). 855 people in 133 households and 499 pupils in 2 schools have benefitted!
Elgin Rotary as one of the funding partners of NEWAH has been partnering with NEWAH since 2003/04 - through which 4 WASH projects were successfully completed. Along with the Nepal Trust, Elgin Rotary Club organised a trip of a lifetime to Nepal in 2010 to visit the Nepane & Simle project sites and to see some of the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal.
THE NEED REMAINS!
A further 3, even poorer communities in Nepal, were identified by NEWAH for our assistance. Together, with the villagers of Surjaha, Jiredi and Kadesh, Rotary Clubs in District 1010 are making dreams come true for 2087 people in 320 households, 148 of which are ultra-poor and 293 pupils in 2 schools. The need is pressing.
And so much more