Water Survival Box is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge and is supported by Taunton Club members. Its primary purpose is to provide a means of purifying water for the benefit of families at times of natural disaster. Clean water is essential to protect against disease when homes and livelihoods have been destroyed and the boxes are equipped with essential survival items such as hygiene items, cooking pots and utensils.
Water boxes have been sent all over the world since 2015 with the help Rotary Clubs and of other established charity partners such as Oxfam, the Red Cross and many others.
Most recently water bxes have been despatched to Yemen where the war torn environment has put over 24 million people at risk and in need of humanitarian assistance. Cholera is widespread and there is an urgent need for clean water.
The coronavirus situation has affected the usual airborne distribution, but undefeated by practical hurdles, on 15th August2020, 100 boxes were despatched by sea to Yemen. Having now arrived in Aden they are held in the port awaiting transport to their final destination.
The Rotary Club of Taunton regulary assists in Water Box Survival packing and you too can follow the containments journey to its final destination by visiting the website Water Survival Boxes.
more International co-operation is rewarded by success as 13 years on a young Zambian scholar works in secondary schools as a fully trained teacher and is now studying for his second degree.
more Taunton Rotary, working with their sister Club in Lisieux Normandy has funded the cost of four years' secondary schooling (£400 per year per pupil) of two girls in the remote Himalayan province of Ladakh through the charity Himalayan Children.
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more Hands on Rotary. A team of Rotarians from Taunton Rotary Club worked together to create life saving Water Boxes which are sent as Emergency Kits to areas that have experienced a disaster.
more Members of Taunton Rotary Club along with partners, once again hosted their long-time sister Club in Lisieux, re-igniting old friendships and strengthening relationships between our two Clubs.
more Rotary International has played a major part in the eradication of polio
back The Rotary Club of Taunton supports both national and locally initiated international projects and links with Clubs abroad, including France and the USA. Click on 'DETAILS' below and read about our recent visit to Lisieux.....