23-07-2019 by redazione
Three hundred participants and almost four thousand euros collected to bring water to a remote area of Kenya. These are the numbers of the evening organized by the president of the Rotary Club of San Benedetto del Tronto, Maria Rita Bartolomei, whose first initiative after the settlement occurred in recent weeks, is linked to international solidarity.
Many people have joined and supported the project by participating in a charity dinner staged Friday night at the "Ristoro al Porto".
Three hundred of them responded to the appeal of President Bartolomei who then communicated the proceeds of the evening to be donated to the cause: about 4 thousand euros. The money will be used for the humanitarian project, called "Water for Life", in favor of an entire village located in Samburu County, a remote area of the African state of Kenya, completely without running water. The project consists in digging a very deep well, at least 150 meters deep, install a pump, a water purifier and a tank, to meet the demand for drinking water, especially for food use, but also hygienic-sanitary and domestic in general.
"The well to be built - explained Bartolomei - must be able to serve the entire beneficiary community, that is, the kindergarten, with a population of 200 pupils, 8 teachers and two figures of non-teaching staff. But also the local health center with a capacity of about forty beds, the residence of the Sisters and the entire surrounding village of Archer's Post.
The project was prepared and planned with Dr. Cristiana Micucci, a Paul Harris Fellow awardee, who has been involved in volunteer work in Kenya for years and in many cases has been supported by the Rotary Club of San Benedetto del Tronto. Dr. Micucci's contribution was fundamental and she herself explained in detail the various phases and aims of the project. All with the "blessing" of Adriana Rossetto, member of the Bequest Society.
This solidarity program has all the requirements to aspire to a "Global Grant", which means that it could be part of the activities funded internationally by Rotary International, both for the supply of clean water and for the health and hygiene aspect that is a form of fight against diseases and their spread.
Photo Cover by Mamen Saura
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