Mike Spellman, Arden Hills-Shoreview Rotary Club, and Patty from White Bear Lake Rotary, presented about WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education) in Schools.
Arden Hills-Shoreview Rotary club is going for a District 5960 and Rotary International Global Grant for Phase 3 of their project. Five schools have been identified in Nigeria that have little or no restrooms and clean water. The Rotary Club is partnering with PIND Foundation for Partnerships in the Nigerian Delta and Nigerian Rotary Clubs to help with the projects.
While well, water storage, toileting, and disposal equipment are being isntalled under PIND direction, PIND and Rotary train students, faculty, adminstration, and community members in sanitation and hygiene benefits and procedures. Mike also stated that training will include maintenance and repairs of the equipment installed to be compliant with Rotary’s sustainable projects requirement.