Jordan is what is called a water challenged country. They are struggling to educate the children of millions of Syrian and Iraqi and Palestinian refugees in crumbling buildings that run on double shifts.  Read more below how our club acted recently to help make a difference.  
 
This is a project bringing potable water to 12 schools directed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, (UNWRA). They needed $78,000 to fulfill this sustainable initiative, and District 6060 and other clubs in Jordan’s Rotary District provided the rest. We were proud to serve as an American club partner thanks to the efforts of past-president Judy Cochran, District Governor Jim Durbin, and Youssif Bashoun, the Rotarian whom she had met previously on a trip to Jordan in 2007.  
 
The board of directors approved the $1,000 request, and we look forward to following progress in the region.  
 
Attached  are pictures from Judy's visit to UNWRA Schools in Jordan. As the boys and girl are educated in separate schools, we only have pictures of girls. Fellow Clayton-Ladue Rotarian Ike-Whan Kwon  helped Judy co-chair the Jordan water project, which truly is a large and sustainable project in years to come. Our club believes these refugees throughout the Middle East need to be educated in safe conditions.
 
For more information about UNWRA, please see the following link:  https://www.unrwa.org/where-we-work/jordan
 
To see more pictures of Dr. Cochran's time in Jordan, click here https://1drv.ms/a/s!Atkheg5p7hH3tUeAtnVXkGcC2Tcb