Our new members, Ann & Diane have enabled our project to ‘End Trachoma’ near completion.  Ann contacted Colgate who very generously provided toothpaste and toothbrushes.  Diane contacted Jo, a quilting friend from the Quilters Club of Mildura, who supplied and posted (at her own expense) enough different materials to make individual bags for each of the school children who will be receiving a Toiletry Kit.  The Toiletry Kits will be distributed to schools in Central Australia.
 
A sample of the beautifully lined Toilet Bags made by Shirlee Hall, a friend of our Rotarian Roger.  Shirlee has made 40 bags, all different so each school child will know which bag belongs to them! 
We are getting ready to assemble all the items and they will then be sent to NT.
 
A huge thank you to everyone involved for their support in the elimination of this terrible disease.
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: