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Medway Volunteer Workshop in Kent is a local initiative to help a national charity, Tools with a Mission, headquartered in Ipswich

Welcome To Medway Volunteer Workshop

Update: Medway Volunteer Workshop remains open during November lockdown Click here for details 

Medway Volunteer Workshop in Kent is a local initiative to help a national charity, Tools with a Mission, headquartered in Ipswich. 

TWAM supports, in a practical way, people in Africa by refurbishing donated tools and sewing machines and creating the tool kits necessary to turn training into a livelihood. 

There is more demand in Africa than Ipswich can meet, so they have been encouraging the formation of local organisations throughout the UK to increase refurbishment capacity.  Opened in spring 2019, Medway Volunteer Workshop in Chatham, is one of these centres.

Can you help with this worthwhile work by volunteering time, donating items or helping with running costs?

Medway Volunteer Workshop works with Tools with a Mission who collect unwanted tools, computers and sewing machines across Kent.  These are refurbished and compiled into trade kits, which are sent to Africa to equip people who have recently completed training schemes so they can earn a sustainable living.   

Our Kent workshop refurbishes carpentry tools and sewing machines for Tools with a Mission who send around 20 containers to Africa every year, each filled with over 10 tonnes of tools.

Medway Volunteer Workshop is supported by:

        

Volunteer

Join our band of volunteers at Chatham. 

We already have twenty volunteers manning the workshop for three days a week and need to double that number so we can operate throughout the week.  

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