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Neighbours Aid E News March 2017

LAUNCHING OUR NEW INITIATIVE – NEIGHBOURS AID RECYCLABLES

Here at Neighbours Aid we are not only focused on bringing positive change to children and their communities in the developing world. We also recognise the importance of caring for our environment. We live in one of the world’s most beautiful countries and we have a responsibility to pass that beauty on to future generations. One of our strategies is to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfill. Our latest initiative is an expansion of our recycling operations. The Howard Street Nambour Warehouse under the capable direction of Paul Hinson, his willing offsider Moshe Zanetti and their teams of hardworking volunteers, is expanding its recycling and exporting department to increase the numbers of containers sent to the Pacific Islands.

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR DONORS. YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS ARE CHANGING LIVES IN DEVELOPING NATIONS AND ARE PART OF THE WESTERN WORLD’S CHALLENGE TO REDUCE – REUSE – RECYCLE.

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“Some of us will have to do with less if those who have very little are going to have enough to survive. It may require a conscious act of some of us saying no in addition to finding other less destructive ways to say yes.” Wangari Maathai – Replenishing the Earth.

NACS Helping to Change Lives in a Kolkata Slum

Every day 50 children arrive at the Educare School in Ultadanga Slum Colony to study Hindi, English, Maths, Art and Craft and enjoy a nutritious meal. Their families, living in some of the 1100 slum dwellings, have been helped through our medical camps and skill training workshops.

One of the children, Archana, was in a very desperate situation. Her father is blind and her mother does housework to make a living. The mother is unable to care for the children so Educare have placed the little girl in their children’s home where she is feeling secure and cared for, with 3 nutritious meals each day and regular school attendance.

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Warren Buffet on Investing in the next generation, “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long ago.”