Project Description

Project Dignity is a joint project with the Rotary Club of Sydney Darling Harbour, Rotary Club of Kolkata Midtown, India and the Inner Wheel Club. It raises funds to build toilets for families who live Nimpith West Bengal area of India.

The people in this rural area of India are extremely poor and work very hard to supply food for their families. As you can imagine, the women live a particularly hard life with little or no modern facilities.

Project Dignity is an ongoing project to attach toilets to homes in the area. At the moment few families have toilets and there are no public toilets. This means that toileting happens in the streets and paddocks. For modesty purposes women will go to the toilet pre-dawn and have to wait then till after dusk. There are also problems with leaches in Monsoon time.

The Darlings assist by raising funds to buy the locally sourced material, with local builders and volunteers building the toilets.

Project Dignity is so named as this simple convenience, which many of us take for granted, brings a level of dignity to the lives of the people we work with.

To get involved with this project, please contact international@rotarydarlingharbour.org.au.