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Rotary Club of Stamford sends donation of books and sewing machines to Sri Lanka

2 February 2018 - 73   - 0

A container of donated books and sewing machines weighing ten and a half thousand tons has been sent to Sri Lanka, according to the Bourne Local

Since 2006, the Rotary Club of Stamford in the UK has been collecting items from residents to send to children in f Sri Lanka after teaching English was made mandatory in all state schools.

On Thursday last week, the container began its journey from the hangar where it was stored at Copthill Farm, Uffington, to Kandy in Sri Lanka.

Pic courtesy By Lee Hellwing/bournelocal.co.uk

 

Tony Wakefield, of the Rotary Club, said: “We have given Sri Lankan children the chance to get an education, it just makes all the difference to their lives.”

Once in Sri Lanka the books will be distributed by The Rotary Club of Kandy, the publication said.

The container includes 150 sewing machines, which will be given to families so they can set up sewing businesses, as well as teaching and children’s books.

 

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