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									          Water, Health & Education in Southern
                          Africa




                                           GSE Exchange to D9210

                                                           Niall Darrant

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                                         What was it all about?

       • Funded by The Rotary Foundation.
       • Allow young professionals to experience their
         vocation in other countries.
       • Destination – Southern Africa.

                        Vocational, Cultural and Humanitarian
                                       exchange



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                                                      The Journey!




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                                                               Malawi



       • Population – 12.9 (million)
       • Life expectancy at birth – 39 (years)
       • Prevalence of HIV – 14.1%
         (% of population ages 15-49)



                                                                                               Sources: VSO & WHO


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                                                               Malawi

       Places Visited:

       •          Lilongwe (Capital)
       •          Mzuzu
       •          Livingstonia
       •          Blantyre

       Distance – 1500km in 8 days!

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                                     Livingstonia – Water Project




                                               New water supply in
                                                  Livingstonia




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                                     Livingstonia – Water Project




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                                     Livingstonia – Water Project




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                                     Livingstonia – Water Project




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                                     Livingstonia – Water Project




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                                     Livingstonia – Water Project




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                      Livingstonia – Missionary Hospital




                                       Medical supplies and basic
                                     David Gordon Memorial Hospital
                                      medical equipment are needed




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                         Blantyre - Ndirande Water Project




                                               Ndirande - Blantyre




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                         Blantyre - Ndirande Water Project




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            Blantyre - Ndirande Water Project




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                         Blantyre - Ndirande Water Project




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                                           Blantyre Water Board




                                     Visit to Blantyre Water Board




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                                        Northern Mozambique



       • Population – 19.4 (millions)
       • Life expectancy at birth – 41 (years)
       • Prevalence of HIV – 16.1%
         (% of population ages 15-49)



                                                                                             Sources: VSO & WHO


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                                        Northern Mozambique

         Places Visited:

         • Tete                                                                                         Tete
         • Chimoio
         (Plus other small communities along the way)

                                                                              Mozambique               Chimoio




         Distance – 600km

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               Water and Sanitation in Mozambique




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                                     Chimoio Psychiatric Hospital




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                                             Small Communities




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                                             Small Communities




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                                                     Chimoio WTW




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                                      Family Help Programme




                        Continued support of this programme
                          will allow for widespread benefit.




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                                                           Zimbabwe



       • Population – 13 (millions)
       • Life expectancy at birth – 39 (years)
       • Prevalence of HIV – 20.1%
         (% of population ages 15-49)



                                                                                             Sources: VSO & WHO


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                                                           Zimbabwe

       Places Visited:
       • Mutare
       • Marondera
       • Harare
       • Masvingo
       • Bulawayo
       • Victoria Falls

       Distance – 1700km!


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                                     Harare – Water Distribution




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                                     Bulawayo - Sewage Treatment




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                              Masvingo – School for the Blind




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                              Masvingo – School for the Blind




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                              Masvingo – School for the Blind




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                              Masvingo – School for the Blind




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                              My Learning from the Exchange

       • Water, Health and Education
                      – Sustainability is key:
                                     • Project funding
                                     • Equipment installed
                      – Involve the local community, encourage
                        ownership.
       • Personal development
                      – Dealing with a team division
                      – Increased my communication skills
                      – Whetted my appetite for further assistance

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                                          My Progression……..

       • Well, what have I been up to:
                      –        Completed over 3 years in the industry.
                      –        Moved on from Scottish Water.
                      –        Broadened M&E design experience.
                      –        Focussing on installation and commissioning.


       • Moving ever closer to chartered status:
                      – On target to apply in just over a year.



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                                                IWO involvement

       • Scottish Area Honorary Treasurer, why?
                      – A challenge?
                      – For my financial skills?
                      – A niche?


       • Scottish Area committee
                      – Offer interesting and exciting events programme.
                      – Increase and retain membership.



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                                     What does the Future Hold?

       • For me, I have a reasonably stable future.
                      – A promotion would be nice.
                      – Family (maybe a few years down the line)!


       • Pause and think about others less fortunate.
                      – Water is life?
                      – Education is a must!
                      – Give people the tools to survive.



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                                      A little goes a long way!




              £20 pays to train four mechanics in India




                                                                          Source: WaterAid UK website


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                                      A little goes a long way!




        £50 pays for enough cement to protect a
         spring benefiting 300 people in Uganda!




                                                                          Source: WaterAid UK website


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                                      A little goes a long way!




                      £100 pays for five low-cost ventilated
                          improved latrines in Zambia!




                                                                          Source: WaterAid UK website


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