Life begins at Halcyon

Kits will assist women

29 September 2016 | by Halcyon

Article appeared in the Caboolture Shire Herald, 29 Sept 2016.

Homeowners at a Caboolture over 50s community have banded together to make 1400 birthing kits for women in developing countries.

Halcyon Glades homeowners welcomed not-forprofit organisation Zonta International into their Recreation Club last month where the birthing kits were put together.

About 30 Halcyon Glades homeowners assembled 1400 birthing kits, which will be sent to places such as Ethiopia and Pakistan to assist in safer births.

The group aims to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy and envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognised as human rights.

Halcyon Glades homeowner Barbara Rollins volunteered on the day and said it was an enlightening experience.

“We actually learnt a lot about women’s rights in third world countries, or lack thereof, which really put things into perspective for us,” she said.

“It’s heartwarming to know you’ve made a small difference to the lives of those less fortunate.”

Each of the birthing kits assembled by homeowners costs just three dollars and consists of a one metre by one metre sheet of plastic, five pieces of gauze, string, a scalpel, a bar of soap and a pair of rubber gloves.

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