A call has gone out to Rotary clubs to create Toiletry Kits for children in Central Australia to support the elimination of trachoma.  Trachoma is an eye infection that can lead to blindness and can be prevented by good hygiene practices. Australia is the only developed country in the world with trachoma. The World Health Organisation has a global goal to eliminate trachoma by 2020.
 
Each Kit is made up with the following contents:
 
At our November Sunday Market, we distributed a flyer showing some of our current projects and asked the local community if anyone would like to help us.  Pambula Hospital Staff generously responded and advised they are in the process of assembling all the required items and busy sewing bags to help us achieve our goal of making as many bags as possible.   The Toiletry Kits will be distributed to schools in Central Australia early January 2021 in readiness for the school year.
 
We would like to thank everyone involved for their immense help in this very worthwhile project.