In what has proven to be one of the most drought stricken areas of the world, we are helping one of our local Rotary Clubs implement a water and sanitation project in Gondar, Ethiopia. The project will contract one Ethiopian drilling company to drill 3 shallow water wells (40 to 60 meters). Gondar City Administration has already identified the villages where water wells are needed. Each village already has a 12 person Community Water Board and they will work with the City, the Driller, and an Engineer Without Borders consultant in choosing the actual location sites. The Host Rotary Club, Finot of Addis Ababa, and the Gondar City Administration will supervise training for the villagers in basic hygiene practices. They will also assist in designing and establishing the procedures which the Community Water Boards will use in administering the completed wells for fees and maintenance. Annapolis Rotary Club has pledged $1,000 towards this effort of over $60,000.