Donate your unwanted tools
Richard: one of the beneficiaries from TFSR collections
We are friends and help others to help themselves.
who drove a van full of collected tools to TFSR in Milton Keynes all the way from Thame.
who was interviewed about this collection by Mix 96 FM Radio and BBC Radio Oxford.
The Rotary Club of Thame collected filled up a van with lots of unwanted tools from the local public who checked their sheds and lofts and brought their old tools in the main car park of Thame near the Market House.
year the Rotary Club of Thame runs a collection point for unwanted tools. These
are then taken to 'Tools for Self Reliance' collection centre in Milton Keynes.
The latter are a charity which refurbishes them and sends them to NGO's in
Africa. The NGO's then distributes them FREE to men and women which helps them
to obtain work.
the tools sent to Africa are used to provide training and equip trainees with
their own start up kits to set up their own businesses after completing
training not only in their chosen trade, but in business management, financial,
and life skills.
trainee is Richard from Malawi. Richard was unable to complete his education
but since learning to be a tailor, and receiving additional training in
business and life skills, financial planning, and health awareness, his life
has been transformed. He received a start-up kit to establish his own tailoring
business, and his monthly income has now doubled as a result. Richard has used
the additional income to purchase goats, a new house for his family with an
iron sheet roof, and most importantly for him, pay school fees for his children
- making sure that they get the education he missed out on is Richard's
which can be collected include sewing machines, tools used for plumbing,
carpentry, metalworking, building, bicycle repair, shoe repair, car repair. No
garden tools are accepted.
The event was featured by Thame.net , Mix96 FM , BBC Radio Oxford, Freestyle Magazine, Chinnor Pump and Thame Gazette .
More photos are available on our Facebook page.
Photo: courtsey of Tools for Self Reliance - the charity.
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