Speaker Date Topic
Lucy Smith Jan 26, 2021 7:00 AM
Tippy Taps
Tippy Taps

A light-hearted name for simple devices that significantly reduce the spread of deadly diseases. A group of concerned Guatemalan citizens “Los Buenos Vecinos” (The Good Neighbors) are improving the health of their communities by making and installing Tippy Taps - practical, affordable, sustainable handwash stations - and teaching WASH (water and sanitation hygiene) protocols.

Studies show that daily use of Tippy Taps combined with WASH training reduces influenza and diarrhea by 47%. Diarrhea is the major cause of malnutrition and the highest cause of death in children under 10 yrs. 74% of Mayan children have chronic malnutrition. COVID-19 makes handwashing more urgent than ever.

Rotary Clubs and individual Rotarians in Flathead Valley and across Montana would love for you to join us as we help Los Buenos Vecinos supply School Tippy Taps, towels, soap, and WASH training for thousands of children in the coastal highlands of Guatemala! Our immediate project goal is to install 50 School Tippy Taps in 26 schools. Our fundraising goal of $22,000 will complete the installations and provide contingency funds for liquid soap should government supplies be deficient or unavailable.

 
Joe Roos Feb 02, 2021 7:00 AM
Hide In Plain Sight
Hide In Plain Sight

EVERY student deserves
an opportunity

Homelessness and poverty should not disqualify a student from broader, richer options. Homeless students who wish to pursue a post high school education to a college, vocational school, or technical school that ultimately leads to self-sustaining employment should be encouraged and supported in their endeavors. Our scholarships are intended to remove the barriers a homeless or student in poverty faces including tuition assistance, books, fees, transportation, childcare, food and housing.