Timor-Leste Project Continues
Following on from the successful completion of the Ilitimur School in Atauro Island, the Rotary Club of Kununurra is moving to complete the stock water programme, which was the most favoured project for Tom and Rusty on their last visit. The cattle trough project was identified as being a foundation for a lot of secondary gains for the people of Atauro, other than purely watering stock. It also becomes a basis for further opportunities to improve stock management in the future.
Margaret River Rotary has co-ordinated with us and has employed their youth programme to build up the well, tank stand and trough, from what was little more than a hole in the ground in October. A sterling effort well and above all expectations and due very high commendation. Thank you Margaret River mob.
This leaves the technical fineries of pumping and solar panel, to our expert volunteers Tom and Rusty, and visiting guest Andrew. Who’s Andrew? They are departing this Sunday the 21st of February, courtesy of Air North, to complete this programme and to review our situation there.
Air North has come on board as a major sponsor and has donated a significant reduction in air fares and waiver of any excess baggage. Of which Tom has a lot! So thank you Air North.
Grundfoss has also sponsored with 50% reduction in pump costs. Which is all very good, as the Aussie to U.S exchange rate continues to test our very fragile budget in all other areas.
Daryl and Barry our Timor contacts have been and continue to be essential to any achievement in Timor. It appears that this is an effort from a lot of different disciplines all coming together to make this happen. Very Rotaryish.
Good Luck Tom, Rusty and Andrew and we look forward to the photos.
22/2/2016 01:51:05 pm
Fantastic to see the project proceeding forward. Wishing Rusty, Tom and Andrew every success with the installation of the solar pump at the cattle water trough so the farming of buffaloes can be self sustaining for the locals. I look forward to hearing all about it when you return. Cheers, BruceL
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