FORFAR ROTARY SPRINGS INTO ACTION.
Yes its officially the first day of spring on the 21st March and Forfar Rotary Club’s International Committee are launching their latest venture. Now that you will all be spring cleaning the garden shed, the garage and indoor storage we hope we can encourage you to think of others who less privileged and would welcome tools you no longer use to be sent abroad to make a huge difference.
We are committed to tackling poverty in a practical way by helping disadvantaged people overseas to help themselves through practical skills training. Unwanted tools and equipment are collected and refurbished by a team of dedicated volunteers.
As you can see from the information the list of tools required is mainly for hand tools as the majority of cases they will be used where there is no electricity or mechanical power. What ever we collect will be dispatched to Workaid UK , refurbished and distributed abroad.
Workaid take applications from groups working with orphans, widows, street children, refugees and the disabled as well as those suffering the consequences of HIV/AIDS. We are also keen to support UK. based groups working with vulnerable and unemployed young people in the UK.
The International convenor Andy Renwick and his committee members will collect any donations or you can drop them at the John Dow Unit at Orchard Bank Industrial Estate who have kindly offered to store them until they can be sorted and readied to be dispatched
Hand tools are often left aside when we find their uses overtaken by battery and electrical machinery so “dig” out what you no longer use and you can be sure that you your donation can in a simple way Change a Life and or a Community.
Contact Forfar Rotary at www.forfarrotary.org.uk OR A phone call to 07835013095
News of Forfar Rotary Projects are also on our Facebook Page
An example of how YOU can make a difference.
Jane opened a small tailoring shop in Kenya Following her husband’s death from an AIDS related illness, Jane struggled to provide food and medical care for her two daughters and couldn’t afford to send them to school. Now that she has completed her training in tailoring, and gained some business skills, she’s able to make clothes and school uniforms. Jane said, “I am free from the worries I had before. I know how to determine the price of my products so that I can take care of my family without a husband.”