‘Open Door’ (Association La Porte Ouverte) is a drop-in centre in Civray, just over the border of 79 in Vienne, where you can have a cup of coffee and chat and borrow a book or DVD. I shall be writing more about it in another article. It has decided to support the work of the English based charity 'Tools for Self Reliance'.
Lynn Beaumont explains.
For people in Africa with skills and drive, a good set of tools can help them earn a living for themselves and their family.
Tools for Self Reliance gives practical people in Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Zambia, Malawi and elsewhere in Africa the chance to take control of their lives and build their communities by giving them the tools and training they need.
We need top quality hand tools for metalworkers, woodworkers, mechanics, electricians, builders and leather workers. We also need Singer round bobbin treadle or hand sewing machines, and electric zig-zag machines in good working order.
Our participation will be to collect second hand tools, refurbish them and send them to the Southampton depot of Tools for Self Reliance, who will package them and send them on to the various projects in Africa.
Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Open Door drop in centre at 18 rue Pierre Pestureau, Civray any Tuesday or Wednesday morning between 10h00 and midday. You could also leave a message on the answerphone 05 49 87 97 36