Posted by Noel Halford
The next Wednesday Evening Meeting will be held on 27th March, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Vision Australia.
 
Lesley McCarthy of Flemington Kensington Rotary Club will speak on Rotary Overseas Recycled Playgrounds.  
 
This project arose from a “wish list” as part of a container of educational equipment to a girls orphanage in Sri Lanka in 2017.
Research identified that councils, schools and community organisations recycle their playground equipment on a regular basis due to changes in Australian Standards, wear and tear, fear of litigation.  They go to landfill!
 
Using the Donations in Kind organisation and with support from the Municipal Association of Victoria, we are harvesting these playgrounds, repairing elements, and shipping them to 3rdworld countries where such equipment is unheard of.  When money and food is scarce, playgrounds are not high on the priority list.
 
Lesley has  Power Point presentation for members to enjoy.