Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2008
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) made a significant contribution to the Joaquim Chissano Foundation (FJC) to provide clean water systems to about 11,000 people in the remote area of Zitundo, Maputo province, Mozambique. The project will construct seven new sources of drinking water, rehabilitate one existing water system and train the communities in local management to ensure an affordable and sustainable supply of clean water.
Dr. Leonardo Santos Simão, executive director of FJC, reports that the people in Zitundo are extremely poor and have to walk long distances to obtain water from currently unsafe water sources, some of which show high nitrate levels. Improvement of the quality and quantity of potable water is part of an overall effort to modify behavior in terms of water usage, safe waste disposal, reduction of water-borne disease and to increase school attendance, especially for girls. The project is expected to be completed in December 2008 and involves building boreholes with pumps, training users to manage them over time, making spare parts available and improving the life cycle of water sources.
FJC promotes peace in Mozambique, Southern Africa and the world through conflict prevention, management and resolution. It also promotes integrated and sustainable development, particularly in rural areas, and enhancement of the Mozambican culture.
TPRF advances the internationally acclaimed message of peace made available by Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji. In addition, it helps provide the necessities of life for people most in need. TPRF often partners with other humanitarian organizations to bring food, water and disaster relief rapidly where it is most required.
To learn more about Prem Rawat, his message of peace and humanitarian initiatives: [The Prem Rawat Foundation
Source: The Prem Rawat Foundation, 310-392-5700
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