Lethbridge Rotary Helps with Sanitation Project in Togo


February 23, 2006 :: Bernie Carriere
Moderated by Diane Randell

According to the United Nations, some 2.6 billion people – half of the
developing world – live without improved sanitation. In sub-Saharan
Africa, coverage is a mere 36 percent.

The Rotary Club of Lethbridge and Rotary in the small West African
country of Togo have joined forces help create a healthier environment
at one of the country’s busy border crossings.

What are the challenges, rewards and barriers of helping in the
development of a water and comfort station in this far-away land?

What are the risks of becoming involved in an international project in a
foreign country?

Speaker: Bernie Carriere

Bernie Carriere joined Rotary in 1987 in Estevan, Saskatchewan. After
moving to Lethbridge, he joined the local Rotary Club in 1991. He was
Club President for the year 2003-2004. Mr. Carriere traveled to Togo in
2004 as part of the Rotary polio campaign and to assess the sanitation
project. He is the District Governor-elect of Rotary International.


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