Locals in Vanuatu with the submersible pump prior to its installation in the bore.
Locals in Vanuatu with the submersible pump prior to its installation in the bore. Submitted

Rotary enjoys Vanuatu project

LOCAL Rotarians have a project to be proud of.

Rotarians from Coffs Harbour, along with Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS), have completed a project in Vanuatu that will improve lives in seven villages.

Local and regional Rotarians provided funding for a submersible bore pump and 10,000-litre water tank, with the Vanuatuan Lenamar community contributing $1000 and the Vanuatu Government drilling the bore shaft.

Our local area has 220 members of Rotary in Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Sawtell and Dorrigo regions.

"Rotary is a worldwide network of inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities," local Rotary spokesman Rob Anderson said.

The tank and pump were installed in the Lenamar community late last week and are now operational, providing fresh clean, reliable water to the villages.

"RAWCS has been working on Tanna Island, Vanuatu, for the past eight years," RAWCS Tanna co-ordinator and Woolgoolga resident Rob White said.

This is just one of several initiatives being undertaken by RAWCS in the South Pacific.

With projects being undertaken in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and other locations, RAWCS plays an active role within the region. For more information, go to rotary.org.



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