Midie Sarah and Gill Potter went along to the District International Rally at Peopleton Village Hall, near Pershore. This year the District International Committee has decided to raise funds to support a project in Sri Lanka which aims to build twin toilets at schools in the Trincomatee area - 'twin' meaning separate toilets for boys and girls.
The speaker was Ann Angood, joint President of Pershore Inner Wheel who, with her husband, spent six years living and working in Sri Lanka. They were both Rotarians.
Ann explained that although there had been a rebuilding programme for schools, toilets had not been included. This partilcarly affected girls often resulting in irregular school attendance. It makes sense therefore to support the 'twin toilet' project addressing the basic human need of sanitation. Each toilet block can be built at a modest cost of around £1500 and architects plans etc are in place.
Following the vote of thanks to Ann, we enjoyed a delicious two course lunch before we all joined in a 'toilet related' Quiz.
Everyone agreed we had enjoyed the day, despite the serious side of the project we had found plenty to laugh about.