Zonta Club of Warwick Birthing Kit Assembly Day 2016

Another successful Birthing Kit Assembly Day was held on 7 May with nearly 70 volunteers helping Zonta Club of Warwick members pack 1000 kits in about an hour.

Warwick club president Jacinta Fromm said the birthing kit assembly was a popular project for many Zonta groups around Australia.

“Our mission is basically to advance the status of women through improved services and advocacy, and this is basically helping to improve health services for women overseas,” Mrs Fromm said. “I think it’s important to highlight the service work Zonta does by engaging the community, particularly students, while also helping women in other countries who need safe and clean birthing to prevent mortality. We’re really grateful for the community support and we always welcome donations to be able to fund projects like these.”

PGC College boarding supervisor Jen-Rose Holmes said it was great for students to be exposed to global issues in such a practical way.

“Many of our students come from remote communities so could relate to the lack of services,” Mrs Holmes said. “I think it’s great to be involved in a community project that’s meaningful and connect to the school’s philosophy of helping others, and it’s good to have boys involved so the message gets out to young men as well.”

(From Warwick Daily News)