[19th May 2011]

Rotary Club of Tokyo Hiroo Club Meeting

Students of Oloibor Soit Primary School in Oloitokitok District – Kenya (one of the schools that benefited from the IWP Kazusabori project funded by Hiroo Rotary Club among others) express their solidarity with Japanese people following the earthquake and tsunami disaster, which struck north-east Japan on March 11, 2011.

H.E. the Ambassador was the guest speaker at the RC of Tokyo Hiroo Club meeting, which was held on 12th May, 2011. The Club, which comprises 20 members, works to promote service projects focusing on youth, the local community and the international community.
The Club, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Nairobi East, Rotary Foundation, Chiba Prefecture and Toyota Foundation, has funded a water project under the in International Water Project – IWP Kazusabori Projects in Kenya. The project supported by RC Tokyo Hiroo Club has benefited a community of more than 10,000 people in Western Province.
IWP is a Japanese Non-Governmental Organization, which was established in 1995 and committed to community water development in developing Countries. It uses ‘Kazusabori’ system (a Japanese original and unique technology of digging deep water wells by hand) to supply local community with fresh and clean water.
IWP Kazusabori Projects were first introduced in Kenya in 2002 and has hitherto succeeded in constructing over 40 wells in the Coast, Rift-Valley and Western Kenya. The IWP has also succeeded in transferring the Kazusabori technique to the local people. The advantages of the Kazusabori technology are that it uses 100 per cent local tools and materials, employs human power, cost effective and eco-friendly.

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