The history of the Rotary Myanmar Orphanages Water Management Systems Project began in March 2005. LA5 Rotarian JT Warring, founded the project which has, to date, erected safe “water-on-demand” systems at 48 private Orphanages, Monasteries/Nunneries and Villages.
Without clean water, no nation is healthy. Myanmar’s now Chief of State, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and our friend, Mme. Aung San Suu Kyi once told J.T. that at least 20,000 of her country’s villages alone need Water Systems like ours, and “could Rotary become the catalyst to construct those?”
Every 221 seconds, a child dies from a water related illness. 1.8 million people die every year from Diarrheal based illness. 90% of which are children under 5 years old, mostly in developing counties just like Myanmar. For $9,000 a community in Myanmar can have safe water to drink.
Over the next 18 months we are looking for Rotarians who will work with our committee to identify and obtain contributions that will allow this crucial endeavor, not just to continue, but also to expand. Your name is on that list.
Rotary led the campaign to eliminate polio because Rotary puts Service Above Self. We believe strongly that water is the next polio. Can we count on your support?
Walker Riley, Chair
LA5 Myanmar Water Project