HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Youths get clean water to villagers

By Kristy Inus, New Straits Times

1894 days ago   Article ID# 1553190
Original URL

 

Raleigh International

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (New Straits Times) - It used to be rainwater or murky lake water for the residents of Kampung Pantai and Kampung Lihing, located about 33km from here.

However, beginning this month, the villagers are able to enjoy clean water, thanks to Coca-Cola Malaysia and British-based Raleigh International.

For the past two months, two groups of 13 Raleigh volunteers, all below 25, took turns to develop a gravity-feed system linking four dams to the villages.

These two villages are among the rural community that have benefited under the "Clean Water for Communities" project, a joint effort by the beverage company and the sustainable development charity body.

To date, more than 13,000 people in 25 villages throughout Sabah's interior have been supplied with clean water since the project was initiated in 2006.

Met during the launch of the project at Kampung Lihing on Monday, Kampung Lihing/Kampung Pantai Village Development and Security Committee chairman Joseph Lumandan said the basic amenity had tremendously improved their quality of life as getting clean water was a daily chore in the past.

"We are no longer at the mercy of Mother Nature.

"Previously, we had to wait for the Water Department to supply us clean water when there was no rain or the lakes' water levels dropped."

Coca-Cola Malaysia public affairs and communications director Mohamed Kadri Mohamed Taib said they would continue to make a positive difference to needy communities in Sabah as the Cola-Cola Foundation had awarded a RM121,600 grant to Raleigh International for another two years (2012 to 2013).

With this new funding, a total of RM493,000 had been invested in the project, he added.

He said another project at Kampung Imusan in the Tongod sub-district, with a population of about 270 people, would be completed soon.

"We expect the system to be running by next month.

"We have yet to confirm the locations, but another two projects are also in the pipeline for the second half of this year."

Interestingly, the project not only brought transformation to the villagers, but also to the volunteers.

Daniel Openshaw, 23, who manages a restaurant in England, said he might consider changing his career after his stint at the Rungus villages.

"I've participated in a similar water project at the Danum Valley before. But being here for a few weeks has made me re-think my purpose in life... I would like to do more community work."

Copyright 2017 New Straits Times   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1894 days ago   Article ID# 1553190

Raleigh International    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Raleigh International News

Charity walker raises £1,000

1264 days ago From Henley Standard 

HENLEY, U K - Santa's whole mission is one of private charity. There are no records of the Santa Claus movement being given even $1 in public assistance. Santa ...

Tees trainee doc planning Everest challenge

2359 days ago From Gazette Live 

LONDON, U K - ... of her life=94 as she prepares for a charity trek to Everest base camp. ... as an expedition doctor for youth and education charity Operation Raleigh. ...

Charity to provide graduate jobs in exotic destinations

2448 days ago From Gradplus.com 

LONDON, U K - A north-east charity is giving young Britons graduate opportunities in some of the ... to part-fund placements in Borneo, Costa Rica, India and Nicaragua. ...

Young leaders' Nicaragua challenge

2502 days ago From St. Helens Star 

ST. HELENS, U K - The squad set out for western Nicaragua as part of The St Helens Young Leadership ... St Helens Initiative and global charity Raleigh International. ...

Leeds teenager's one wheel challenge

2530 days ago From Yorkshire Evening Post 

LEEDS, U K - ... fundraiser Nicola Fletcher decided to put a new spin on the charity bike ride when ... a south east Asian island run by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. ...

Go to page:   1    2  Next >> 

<< Return To World News

Action Center

Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles

Action: Climate Change

The study by Dr Jacques-Olivier LaloŽ of the Universityís College of Science and published in the Global Change Biology journ ...

Interpol says there really are dark web rhino horn traffickers

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The dark web is home to several lingering myths: so-called red rooms where visitors can watch gruesome murders; sites offerin ...

New highway brings deforestation to two Colombian national parks

Action: Stop Deforestation

Planned since the 1950s, the Marginal de la Selva is a $1 billion highway project that would create a paved land passage thro ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that heís turning over the nationís public lands and environment to King Coal an ...

Thousands of dolphins killed in fishing nets used in EU waters

Action: Save Our Oceans

New data from French scientists reveals that unprecedented numbers of common dolphins have died and stranded this year as a r ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.