Students partner with Rotary for international aid
Woy Woy South Public School has partnered with the newly-formed Rotary Club of Brisbane Water to contribute to international child aid projects.
"Students have been collecting dozens of the bottle-tops from milk and juice containers that would normally end up in landfill," said Rotarian Mrs Jayne Mote.
The bottle-tops are recycled into prosthetic mechanical hands and arms for crippled children using 3D printers through the Australian non-profit Envision Hands Project.
"These hands and arms are changing lives of children with missing limbs in underdeveloped countries," Ms Mote said.
"The project has drawn a lot of interest and was one that fitted in well with the community support ethos of Rotary as well as Woy Woy South, which did not hesitate to take part.
"No sooner had the school come on board with the Envision project, than they were keen to donate their old library books to children in Papua New Guinea, Nepal and Uganda," Mrs Mote said.
Mrs Mote and her husband and club president Mr Peter Mote recently took a load of the books to Queensland for dispatch overseas.
Mrs Mote said the school's adoption and support these projects has been outstanding and that the club looked forward to continuing this partnership in the future.
Media release, 7 Nov 2019
Di Bartok, Rotary Club of Brisbane Water
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