Tools for Self Reliance
The Rushcliffe Rotary Club would like to send a huge “thank you” to everyone who responded to the appeal for surplus tools on behalf of the Tools for Self-Reliance charity.
In total fourteen boxes of tools, a workmate bench and seven sewing machines were collected. They will be dispatched to the charity for sorting, refurbishing, packing and shipping to their training partner organisations in Africa.
The tools will not only provide opportunities for people to learn a trade such as carpentry, tailoring, welding and bricklaying but provide them with a skill for life. After training the graduates are donated tool kits which together with lessons on business management enable them to set up their own business and become self-reliant.
The tools collected bacj in the autumn have now been delivered to the Tools foe Self Reliiance workshop at Milton Keynes. They opened up specially to recive trhe consignment from Jim Crane. The tools will now be refurbished by their team of disabled workers before being put to good use aroufd the world
The picture below shows Rtn Jim after collecting the tools, and above in the Tools for Self Reliance workshop.