Tools for Africa: local charity’s refurbished tools head to Malawi

22nd January 2020

The Ecology Centre, a local environmental charity, based in Kinghorn run weekly workshops in their Tool Shed where staff and volunteers come together to refurbish tools for reuse.

The Tool Shed have recently filled an amazing six carpentry boxes with over 250 recycled and refurbished tools, along with ten manual Singer sewing machines and treadle bases that are on their way to be reused in Malawi.

As well as supporting other local charities and community groups with refurbished tools for projects, the Tool Shed also work with Global Concerns Trust, a Scottish based charity that aims to reduce poverty and empower vulnerable people with disabilities, equipping them with the skills and tools needed to be self-sufficient and earn a living.

The refurbished tools and sewing machines are shipped to Malawi to be used by Global Concern’s partners to provide vocational training in carpentry, tailoring and cane furniture. A fantastic and worthwhile project to be involved in!

The Tool Shed staff and volunteers are always looking for donations of old tools and sewing machines that are no longer needed so they continue with their refurbishing programme and getting them put back into reuse. If you are looking to have a shed or garage clear-out please consider donating them. Tools and sewing machines can be dropped off from Monday to Friday between 9am - 4pm.

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