International fund raising evening

Sat, Jun 8th 2019 at 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

St Augustine’s School
Sandybed Lane, YO12 5LH
Talk by Clare Marshall, Group Legal Director of Arup - UK Consultancy Service. Authentic foods from around the world. Hear about our new project for 2020, which will bring safe water to children in SE India

Sit back, be enthralled and be entertained by Clare Marshall, Group Legal Director of Arup, a UK Consultancy Service working across every aspect of today’s built environment and employing 14,000 people in 34 countries.

Enjoy authentic foods from around the world.  Hear about our new international project for 2020, which will bring safe water to children in southeast India.

Uluru Children’s Centre

Kadapakkam, Pondicherry, India

The centre was set up 20 years ago to be a haven for destitute children, left homeless and friendless after parents and family adults had been taken from them in tragic accidents in the local traditional fishing industry. 

It now provides shelter, safety and love to over 80 children who receive education, life skills and vocational training to prepare them for the world.  Without the centre the children would not achieve and would be vulnerable to crime, depravation and, for the girls, child marriage.

But, the centre struggles against an inadequate supply of water, and what they have is unsafe and brings illness and absenteeism.

The project will harvest rainfall by channelling and piping it from roofs into polytanks.  When needed, the stored water will be supplemented by pumping highly saline groundwater and rendering it potable by a reverse osmosis.

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