Annual Information Statement 2020

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NSW fundraising number: CFN/24945
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Charity programs

Program name
Sanitation Improvement in Nepal
Program classification
Water access, sanitation and hygiene
Program locations
Program overseas locations
Program beneficiaries
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Families
  • Overseas communities or charities

International activities undertaken
  • Transferring funds or goods overseas
  • Operating overseas including delivering programs
Description of the charities international activities
The aim of the Foundation is to improve sanitation facilities for poor villagers in rural Nepal, with a focus on increasing the skills of local people. To this end the Foundation sends a team of plumber and media person to work for one month on a sanitation project in Nepal, which has been identified as a need by our partners in Nepal, and where the Australian team works with local personnel in a spirit of skills exchange and growth. Due to the COVID situation this year, the Foundation had to shift direction to a portable handwashing unit design challenge.
Description of the charities activities and outcomes
Due to the impact of SARS-Cov-2 globally the Paul Pholeros Foundation was not able to send a plumbing team to Nepal in the second half of 2019-20. To assist operations of our partner in Dhulikhel Hospital the Foundation made a cash donation to the Hospital, which is one of the leading Nepal agencies in the fight agains SARS-Cov-2. The funds were used to build and install 10 large handwashing units in the hospital's facilities, and to build toilets in the COVID fever ward.

In partial response to the COVID situation, the Foundation has established a design competition. The aim is to design a portable handwashing unit that can be packed and safely transported to outreach health program sites, as a design context, and is based on the use of a 20 liter water vessel which can be refilled as needed from a local water source.

The unit's usage will be more far reaching, as handwashing is universal and the Foundation envisages it will be used in community and public settings as well as an aid for health programs. The Foundation is working very closely with teams from Dhulikhel Hospital and Kathmandu University, who will be involved in the build and trial evaluation of the winning design.

This will help to improve hand hygiene in Nepal, and beyond.

Human Resources

Employees and volunteers
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 0
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 15

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2020 reporting period
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020
Accounting method used in the 2020 reporting period

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