Top UK tool brand, Stanley is now “top of the class” in Tanzania, after supporting a team of volunteers working on an ambitious building project.
After being approached by Sean Murphy, a volunteer for Child Reach International and leader of the project team, Stanley donated a raft of tools to help renovate a local school and equip a vocational training centre in the remote village of Mahida, in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania in East Africa.
The project involved renovating a school building which is used to teach almost 700 children. Working around the clock, the team of unskilled volunteers, plus one trained carpenter and project leader, were able to complete the ambitious project in just under two weeks. This involved installing electrical wiring and lighting, building a new latrine with water connection and erecting a security fence around the 1.5 acre site.
“This has been a tough but immensely rewarding challenge,” commented Sean Murphy. “It came close to the wire but thankfully we managed to complete the project with just 20 minutes to spare, just before the grand opening by the Duty High Commissioner for Tanzania!”
David Osborne, head of marketing at Stanley, commented: “Stanley was delighted to be involved in this project and it is very rewarding to think our tools have helped build a school and training centre in a village that desperately needed it.”
For further information on Stanley Tools visit www.stanleyworks.com and to learn more about Child Reach International visit http://www.childreach.org.uk/
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