Friday Mar 8, 2019

Ruth Ann Halford

SBA Lender (retired) HomeStreet Bank

“Providing Clean Drinking Water and Sanitation in Ethiopia”

Introduced by: John Martinka

The Lake Union Rotary Club is involved with a project to bring clean drinking water and sanitation to schools in Ethiopia. Here is a chance to understand the status of this project and the desired results. Some feedback is below –

“Today Larry Logue and I visited two schools in Addis Ababa where the Rotary Club of Lake Union, in partnership with Splash International, is providing clean drinking water and hand washing stations in high-need public schools. Many of the schools in Ethiopia are actually large campuses which include three buildings: Elementary, Middle, and High school. Because of this, the first school that we visited, Miazia 23, was much larger than anticipated making the impact of our project readily apparent. The principal of this school shared that many of the kids do not have access to clean water at home, and before our project, did not have it at school either. I was very excited to hear from him that he has seen attendance improve and the school is now considered a “model” school by the Education Bureau of Addis Ababa.”


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