Ellon Rotarians’ in tools for Africa appeal reminder

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Ellon Rotarians are reminding people of their refurbished tools for Africa project.

Tools for Self Reliance (TFSR) is a registered charity working to help relieve poverty amongst the local populations.

The project is a practical way of supporting craft workers and food growers who live in extremely poor areas.

Tool collection and a refurbishment process is being organised by Ellon Rotarians who work with partner organisations in Africa to help bring effective change in communities in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Sierra Leone.

Locally-based organisations assist people to get the skills they need to work successfully as metalworkers, woodworkers, mechanics, builders, seamstresses, leather workers and food growers.

Implements that can be collected are blacksmith’s tools especially anvils, vices and hand-operated drills, carpentry tools particularly planes, chisels, saws, screwdrivers, and metal working tools, especially bench grinders and screw jacks.

The Ellon club takes donated tools to the Camphill Rudolf Steiner workshop in Aberdeen where they are refurbished before being packed to be sent to Africa.

The goods and services that result benefit not just families but also the wider community.

The collection of these implements is an ongoing project in the Ellon area throughout the year.

If you are clearing out unused or redundant tools from your workshop, garage or shed do contact Allan Dent on 01358 851257 who can arrange collection or inform you where the tools can be deposited.