Presentation on theme: "International Service Project for Rotary Clubs Central Asia Village Water Supply International Service Project for Rotary Clubs."— Presentation transcript:
International Service Project for Rotary Clubs Central Asia Village Water Supply International Service Project for Rotary Clubs
RI Mandate for Districts & Clubs Undertake International Service Projects to provide clean water to people in Rotary nations as humanitarian service projects. Examples: Nigerian Wells Project (www.NigerianWater.org) Central Asia Villages Project (www.Rotary6960Water.org) Caribbean Water Projects (www.ThinkCaribbean.org)
Central Asia Region Water Resources Central Asia Region
Why a project in Central Asia? Humanitarian Need… Tajikistan is the poorest nation outside of Africa. Its per capita income is less than $200. Newest Rotary Nation… show Tajiks & Kyrgyz people that business and community leaders in the USA are prepared to help. Public Diplomacy… Rotary is critical to the development and democratization of these nations. Embassy leaders are joining with these projects. First Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, then Kazakhstan. Perhaps later Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.
Tajikistan per capita income Tajikistan per capita income is less than $200, a level smaller than every nation on the planet with the exception of half a dozen African nations. However, literacy rates in Tajikistan are high (above 98%) suggesting an excellent potential for economic development.
KYRGYZSTAN VILLAGES Mountain Springs Water Project Area around Tokmak east of the capital city of Bishkek Destination Village Pipeline
Rotary Club of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Rotary Club of Bishkek Officers Delivering Water Pipe Rotary Club and Community Representatives Inspect Completed Pipeline The Kyrgyzstan Rotary project collects surface water from mountain springs and pipes it to villages below. The Rotary Club of Bishkek formed at the end of 1998, with the support of District 2430 of Turkey. Kenneth Arne Project Chair Askar Khadjimuratov Yuri Gerasimchuck
TAJIKISTAN VILLAGES Project Regions
Typical rural dwelling Typical rural dwelling
Tajikistan Team Graeme Loten President Rotary Club of Dushanbe U.K. Ambassador Bill Kennedy, Rotarian Water Committee Chair USAID Attorney Sabina Dzalaeva, Rotarian Project Chair in Dushanbe Michal Fidler, Rotarian Project Trainer Rustam Tajibaev Engineer Intern Daler Domullojonov Senior Engineer The Newest Rotary Nation Tajikistan Team
Project Trainees in USA University Exchange Students Deliver Presentations to Rotary Clubs, Assemble Grant Applications and Prepare Project Reports Cindy (England) Sep 2005 – Mar 2006 Vladimir (Uzbekistan) Jun – Sep 2005 Hiywot (Ethiopia) Sep – Dec 2005 Getnet (Ethiopia) Feb – May 2006 Vasco (Germany) Aug – Oct 2005 Paolo Italy) Feb – May 2006 Project Trainees in USA
Jan (9 Tajik Villages) March 2005 (3 Tajik Villages) March 2006 (Kyrgyzstan) Presentations and Donations Donations (35 Clubs) 1. LaBelle$ Clewiston $ Sheridan - IN$ Noblesville - IN$ Lehigh Acres $ Cape Coral $ Dade City $ Murdock $ Gulf Beaches $ Placida $ Rockville – IN $ South Venice $ Venice-Nokomis $ Immokalee $ Bonita Springs $ Sanibel-Captiva $ Naples Bay $ Englewood $ Peace River $ Seminole $ Charlotte Harbor $ Fort Myers South $ Wellington $ Fort Myers Beach $ Pahokee $ Maitland$ Villages at Lady Lake$ Doral $ Greenfield -IN$ Fort Pierce Sunrise $ North Dade $ Muncie Sunrise - IN$ Lakeland North$ Anna Maria Island$ Portland $2000 Club funds are matched by districts, TRF and CARE to yield project funds of 4x or 7x the club donations.
Outline & Schedule Constructed 3 Village Water Systems in Tajikistan (Apr – Dec 2005) Rotary International (Clubs, Districts, TRF) 20 clubs in Florida 6 clubs in Indiana, Montana, and Canada Dushanbe (Tajikistan) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) 9 New Village Projects in Tajikistan (Jan 2006 – Mar 2007) 5 New Village Projects in Kyrgyzstan (Mar 2006 – Mar 2007)
Matching Formula Rotary International Club donation $ 1000 Typical district match $ 1000 TRF match $ 1500 Rotary Subtotal $ 3500 NGO Partners* $ 3500 (CARE, Soros, ADB) TOTAL FUNDS $ 7000 * Rotary is also doing some projects without NGO co-sponsors.
Water Users Associations (WUAs) In each village, a water users association (WUA) is created to plan, construct and maintain the water system. A project engineer provides training and guidance for the WUA.
Water Users Associations (WUAs) WUAs become the local utility committees and empower residents for governance of natural resources in their region Water Users Associations (WUAs)
Hanging Pipe Sections The most challenging part of the project was the construction of a 400m hanging over a valley section of a pipelineThe most challenging part of the project was the construction of a 400m hanging over a valley section of a pipeline Hanging Pipe Sections
RESERVOIR TANK Reservoir tank of 7,000 gallons storage capacity has been installed to stabilize the water supply to the village. The water is being stored during the low demand periods- night, and supplied during the high-demand periods during the morning and evening hours. RESERVOIR TANK
CONSTRUCTION OF DELIVERY POINTS From the reservoir tank the water is delivered to three tapstands inside the village and one delivery point in the village mosque Each tapstand serves households Each household (extended family) includes people
Water supply Before & After Water Supply BEFORE Rotary Project Water Supply AFTER Rotary Project
Recognition Boards to be installed Permanent recognition boards will be installed.
Detailed information about project locations
Rotary clubs involvement
Detailed project information
Pictures of project villages
Application online. Get involved!
Questions & Discussion
Hush Omaded – Welcome to Dushanbe - capital of Tajikistan - youngest Rotary city
Soviet blocks of flats
Waste (un) management
Water is plentiful, but rivers are contaminated by erosion & wastes
Religion - Islam
Relicts of history
Proud to be a Tajik
Buz Kashi – national sport
New Rotary club of Dushanbe
RI-Dushanbe club officers
Welcoming new member
Michal Fidler - Rotarian
CARE Tajikistan - Daler Domullojonov
Village Project Process
Meeting with village authorities
Agreements & plan preparation
Technical committee at work
Natural spring & catchment basin – water source
Project budget Luchob project budget - $10,000 Rotary club of LaBelle - $ 5,000 CARE International - $ 5,000
WUA creation Creation of Water Users Association (WUA)
Training of villagers
Digging of pipeline trenches
Hanging pipes meters length
Water reservoir tank – 7000 gallon capacity
4 water delivery points in the village
Water before and after project
Other project villages in Tajikistan
Kosataroshi-poyon, TAJ RI Sheridan & Noblesville, IN