Providing safe drinking water for children

Rotary Club of Virudhunagar Elite, RID 3212, has facilitated safe drinking water for 15,000 schoolchildren by installing RO plants in 11 schools in Virudhunagar, a town near Madurai. The project costing $65,265 was implemented through a global grant with RC FMAM, RID 5580, USA, as international partner.

DGE P N B Murugadoss,  DG Sheikh Saleem, PDG  B Arumugapandian at one of the beneficiary schools.
DGE P N B Murugadoss, DG Sheikh Saleem, PDG B Arumugapandian at one of the beneficiary schools.

“We were able to get this grant through, thanks to the Term Gift of $50,000 given by DGE P N B Murugadoss to TRF in 2016 when his club, RC Rajapalayam, celebrated its golden jubilee,” said C Marimuthu, the project’s primary contact. Murugadoss had earmarked his contribution for water and sanitation, one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.

The students were happy to have access to drinking water in their schools. “We used to carry two bottles of water from home and our parents forbade us from sharing water with others. Now we bring empty bottles, fill them with water and take them home,” said a student from a beneficiary school.

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