The Ecology Centre has sent a toolkit containing 46 high-quality refurbished tools and one completely serviced and fully functioning sewing machine to a project in Turiani-Mvomero, Tanzania. The tools, which were donated to the Centre’s Tool Shed project, have been fully renovated by volunteers and have been donated to Tools for Self Reliance which gives people in Africa the skills and tools to get them out of poverty and into work. Jamie Vint, the Tool Shed Officer at The Ecology Centre said “we are delighted to be in a position to send these much needed tools to Tanzania. Our contribution will help to train 10 tailors and up to 25 carpenters/ wood carvers, helping to create employment, increase production and income”. The Tool Workshop has been a huge success for The Centre with hundreds of items already been refurbished for use on the site or donated to local projects and schools around Fife. Jamie commented “we are always grateful for donations of tools, particularly carpentry or old manual Singer sewing machines as these items are in great demand. We also welcome new volunteers to our workshops who are willing to share their skills, learn new ones and make friends along the way.” To donate your tools or get involved in the friendly workshops please contact: Jo Hobbett, The Ecology Centre, e-mail email@example.com, tel. 01592 891567 Workshops currently run on a Monday & Tuesday 1pm to 4pm, and Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm. There is also a specialist sewing machine workshop which takes place every other Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm.
Tool donation for Tanzanian Project