Published on 10th November 2010
VSA (Volunteer Service Abroad) has launched its second short-term assignment in the Pacific in line with its philosophy of offering experienced volunteers for a limited time in specific cases, and giving people alternative options for how they want to engage in international development.
The latest to fit this criteria is engineer David Hall who is taking a three month break from his assignment in Bougainville to help out at Live and Learn, an non government organisation across the ocean in Kimbe, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
Last year Live and Learn established gravity-fed water supplies and safe sanitation systems for 14 communities providing 10,000 people with access to clean drinking water in West New Britain. It also trained 150 young people in the construction of rainwater harvesting tanks in the province. Working with them at that time was VSA volunteer and sanitation engineer Paul Lewthwaite.
David Hall’s assignment is as Water and Sanitation Project Adviser and will follow on from Paul - partnering the organisation as it heads into phase two of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project (RWSSP) funded by the European Union in West New Britain.