Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rotary Water Project improves Ex- Kamaiyas (ex-Bonded labour) life in Bardia and Kailali

28 March 2013
Rotary Club of Dhulikhel and Rotary Club Edwardstown Australia jointly worked to provide drinking water and micro irrigation in Kalyanpur and Ramnager Kamaiya settlement in Bardia and Kailali district.
Rotary Community Corps Kailali has successfully completed to drill 9 water bore of 100 feet to 160 feet deep.  Water project was implemented by RCC Kailali. Entire matching grant project #77094 benefiting 461 household and one higher secondary school children more than 2970 people will get water for their daily use and  in vegetable and farm land to grow more food and vegetables. Recently Rotarian John Price, Ashok Shrestha, Kamala Shrestha and Leighton Price and RCC coordinator Bijaya Karki coordinated with community and Rotary Dhulikhel  and arranged project to hand over 9 water bore including diesel water pumps to the Mukta Kamaiya (ex-Bonded labour)communities in Kalyanpur , Ramnager and Saraswoti Higher Secondary School. Rotary has spent Rs.1,165,916.00. 
Rotarian John of Edwardstown Rotary Club visited in 2009 in the village and donated one water bore which impacted very much in Mukta Kamaiyas life and inspire to provide more water bore as community has repeatedly demanding such support through local RCC club. During the project handover ceremony Rotarian also distributed 480 packets of ten varieties of seeds which was sponsored by Community Development and Relief Agency (CDRA) Nepal.
Rotary  Club of Dhulikhel is also working with Rotary Club of Portland Pearl, USA and CDRA Nepal to build primary school in Ramnager Kamaiya settlement. Thousands of Mukta Kamaiya people were thanked to huge efforts of Rotary for addressing their immediate need of water.
Handing over of 9 water bore to Ramnager and kalyanpur Kamaiya camp in Bardia and Kailali district.

Local people participating in project
Taking out the ground water 
Local people in group picture

Rotarian From RC Dhulikhel & RC Edwardstown observing the water drill

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