Our China Director of Operations has been working closely with the Ministry of Civil Affairs in Beijing as well as the Provincial level Civil Affairs Bureau in Qinghai and the Yushu Distater Relief Committee- which has overseen all relief aid in the province since the earthquake.
We have provided basic water supplies of bottled water until permanent style displacement camps are completed. The government has dissuaded our organization from installing water purification equipment until such housing is established. Our target date for launch of long term support is late fall 2010.
Although several months after the initial earthquake, this time frame is important as it is prior to the winter weather changes which will force many of the nomadic families, who were displaced by the earthquake, to settle in more secure structures and in which safe water is of paramount importance.
Jun 9, 2010
May 2010 Update
By Eric Stowe - Director
Updates on uncompleted projects are difficult, especially when only 15% funded. Our goal is to provide substantive updates to all our donors every step of the way. And this portal offers a terrific opportunity to do just that. However, as with any project we undertake, we cannot offer much by way of photos, testimonials, installation progress or work reports until we have achieved a sufficient level of funding to begin the actual work.
We continue to work in areas of China that no other NGO has worked before, or will for years to come. This year alone we will oversee more than 200 installations of clean water systems in orphanages in Guangdong, Jiangxi, Fujian, Zhejiang, Guangxi, and Shandong provinces as well as Chonqing municipality.
The hospital project through Global Giving is intended to be our springboard in to large scale operations in hospitals in clinics serving vulnerable children throughout China. We are committed to the project and look forward to sharing quality updates with our donors once the work pushes forward.
Until then, we thank the Global Giving supporters and are happy to answer any questions directly if there are any.
Jan 28, 2010
January 2010 update
By Eric Stowe - Director
We are now a tenth of the way toward completing our goal of raising $25,000 for this project!
In the months since the project was introduced to GlobalGiving and now, we have completed more than 150 similar installations in orphanages in 8 provinces in Western China, and have begun site inspections for similar installations in several dozen migrant schools in Beijing and Shanghai.
We continue to work with the Ministry of Civil Affairs and Ministry of Health to find the best hospitals for this project. We have thus far located more than 20 hospitals which would be perfect sites for our water systems. Once we reach halfway toward the end goal we can begin implementing the project accordingly.
Please do not hesitate with any questions or comments.