Water Supply Nyamata Rwanda

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Rwanda

The Rwanda genocide of 1994 resulted in over 800 000 people killed in 100 Days. Now with reconciliation of waring tribes, the country is developing. However, 5M people are still without water and some 900 children die from diarrhea alone each year. Children can travel for up to 9 hours per day just to collect water

The Project

  • Over 5 million people do not have access to clean water.
  •  Over 900 children under the age of 5 die every year from diarrhea.
  •  Children can travel for up to 9 hours per day just to collect water.

A Team of 8 students from the University of Wollongong will spend 12 days on the ground installing water tanks and the associated hardware .
With a budget of AUD $6000 the team will deliver water to a school, also used as a church and a community centre.

  • Two 20 000 L Water Tanks
  •  Pump
  • Filtration System
  • Water outlets
  • Education for locals

Students have conducted their own fund raising activities to deliver the project.

Summary

Daniel spoke openly about working with Rotary to sustain such projects. Our club will continue to explore with Daniel the best outcome for all concerned

Speaker Background

Daniel Zanatta is a fourth year student at the University of Wollongong studying a double degree majoring in Civil Engineering and Finance. He works as an undergraduate engineer for Lendlease Engineering and is a strong believer that engineers should not only possess the skills to work on multi-million dollar projects in developed countries, but they should also use their skills to assist in solving the world’s biggest problems such as poverty, lack of access to clean water and climate change. In 2016 and 2017 Daniel was recognised in the Australian Financial Review as one of the Top 100 Future Leaders in Australia. When he is not working or studying Daniel enjoys playing and watching soccer, going to concerts with his friends, reading and learning Italian. He is currently working on a humanitarian engineering project in Rwanda to bring clean water to a school/community centre.

You can learn more about Daniel by visiting his LinkedIn page here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-zanatta/

 

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