November saw us pack Christmas boxes for Frontline Fife which aims to eliminate homelessness in Fife and Christmas gift bags for Women’s Aid. For both of these exercises we were delighted to have the continued help from family, friends and people who wanted to help. We also had some fun trying to cover the shoe boxes and make sure that correct items went into the appropriate age and gender boxes.
International Night was a great success and even though the snow fell none of our members did! Our speaker Adrian Gosling from ONCALL Africa gave an interesting and inspiring talk which resulted in a number of questions and further discussions.
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT -14th DECEMBER 2017
We are really pleased to be welcoming Emma Patton from ‘On Call Africa’ to join us at our International Night. Emma was until recently On Call Africa’s Zambia Co-ordinator. On Call Africa assists thousands of people who would otherwise have little or no access to essential healthcare services, by working to strengthen and augment existing services.
As you will know by now our International Night event will be on Thursday 14th December in the Pitbauchlie Hotel on Aberdour Road, Dunfermline. The menu has been circulated and looks wonderful. If you have not yet booked your seat please speak to Elma as soon as possible. We have been asked to arrive at 6:30 for a 7pm start.
SIGBI CONFERENCE CARDIFF 2017
We had been asked to present a short resume of the completion of the See Solar Cook Solar aspect of our Rwenzori project on Thursday morning of conference. Which of course we were delighted to do!
The Rwenzori project was agreed by our club to be an ongoing activity over several years which we started in 2013. Our initial aim was to enable children but in particular girls to be able to attend school by helping to remove barriers. We started with the idea that we could provide lighting to allow the girls to be able to continue their studies at night and when it became dark. As Helen was visiting the school – Musasa Primary- she agreed to take our allocated funds with her and purchase suitable individual solar lights. This proved very helpful and allowed us to plan further work; provision of Solar panels for 1 classroom and 1 computer; a Solar cooker – 1 hour of cooking to give 40 meals; and 1 Solar water purification unit.