The Village Water Trust has an integrated approach to the provision of clean water in rural communities in Zambia. Waterborne disease is one of the biggest causes, if not the biggest, of childhood morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. The Trust's approach comprises firstly hygiene education of the community in which a clean water supply is to be provided, then the construction of sanitation facilities (ie latrines, hand washing facilities), and finally provision of safe water where it is accessible to the whole community.
The new facilities are managed by a committee of local residents which is required to report to the local authorities and the Trust for monitoring purposes.
For the last 5 years our donations have been matched, usually by the Big Give, but in 2015 by an anonymous private donor because the Trust's allocation from the Big Give had been taken up within minutes of the website opening.
more In the event of International Disasters the club will respond, usually with a public collection and use of club funds.
more Working with Hassocks Infant School to help deprived children across the world.
more An opportunity for young people to develop their public speaking skills.
more Youth Speaks is an annual National competition.
more An opportunity for young people to gain leadership skills.
more This year we are planning a new project working with Burgess Hill District Lions Club to put on musical events for people living with Dementia and their carers.
more A Rotary Global Grant Initiative, supported by Rotary and the Guildford Eye Project with a target of $2 million.
more Each year Burgess Hill and District Rotary Club support Shelterbox. Shelterbox provide life saving equipment to disaster areas.
more A day out for disadvantaged children.
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