Water for Walgett Kids program receives funding
The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal has just funded the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (WAMS) to install a water chiller in the Walgett Community College – Primary School. This will bring chilled water, which will be fluoridated by the end of 2014, to the water bubblers in the school.
WAMS will supply water bottles and will work with the school to encourage the drinking of water in place of tooth-rotting sugar-laden fizzy drinks. This program will supplement the tooth brushing program already in place at the school.
Other partners in the project are the Rotary Club of Dee Why Warringah and Healthabitat Pty Ltd.