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Weekly News for 20 March 2017

In March, Rotary observes Water and Sanitation Month. This area of focus has long been high on many Rotarians’ service agendas, and for good reason – 663 million people do not have access to clean water, and one-third of the world’s population live without access to a toilet.

Think about how different life would be if you had to spend hours each day fetching water or worrying about the threat of dysentery, cholera, Guinea worm, and a host of other waterborne diseases.

Kiama Rotary has helped with the installation of multiple clean water filtration systems in schools located in remote rural areas of Ubon Ratchatani in north east Thailand. Families living in these remote areas do not have access to clean drinking water which amongst other things, causes serious health issues resulting in loss of school days and non-completion of school studies.

Projects such as these are made possible through our various fundraising activities and the generous support of the local community. Come and join us at our BBQ at the upcoming Seaside Markets at Black Beach.

Weekly News for 6 March 17

More than thirty people attended Kiama Rotary’s, Mental Health First Aid Certificate Course last week. This is the first of two courses to be held this month.

The second course will be held on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29, March 2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Kiama Pavilion.

There is no cost for Kiama residents to attend these certified courses but the purchase of a $35 course manual is required for completion. A certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of the course. A fee may be charged for representatives from organisations or those who receive government funding for mental health first aid training.

This is an excellent opportunity for the public and professionals to gain a better understanding of how to help and comfort persons suffering a mental illness. Please contact Rotarian Helen Stirling at 0438 093 178 or email helenstirling@bigpond.com for more information or to make a booking.

These certified courses are made possible through the generous support of the local community at our various fundraising events and donations from the IMB Community Foundation.