Responsible schools are a rich source of reusable goods, especially when the entire school community is involved. We encourage schools to identify every available reusable item. DIK distributes these items to improve schools in many developing countries where there is a clearly-defined need.
School End-of-Year Surplus Stationery Re-Cycling – Books, Pencils, Rulers etc.
This is a project every Rotary Club and School and can support with a focus on helping schools in Timor Leste, Pacific Islands and Africa.
One of the most effective ways to help improve education in developing countries is to provide the students with basic learning consumables. The best environmental way to do this, is to gather and repurpose surplus reusable goods from students at the end of each year.
In Australia, many students have surplus reusable items at the end of each year. Rotarians, Students and Teachers all care about the environment. This provides a great opportunity to take action. We also care about helping students in developing countries to receive a better education. Talk to your local school and give them the chance to help students in developing countries while helping the environment.
Club Environment, International and Youth Committees: Please Download DIK Rotary Club Stationery Appeal brochure to send to local schools.
DIK’s goal is to re-purpose all reusable items including:
- School desks/tables
- Teaching resources
- Library racks and shelves
- Children’s early learning books
- School stationery, (pens, pencils, markers, rulers, exercise books, sharpeners, scissors, etc.)
There are several ways that school communities can show they care. They can donate items to significantly improve schools in poor areas and they can assist in fundraising for the transport costs. Schools can also develop specific relationships with schools in developing countries to find out what specific needs exist and to see the tangible benefit of their donations.
Rotary clubs are encouraged to make contact with schools in their community to promote DIK’s service and to ascertain what goods are available.
Does your school have a re-cycling champion? Someone aware of the needs of school students in developing countries? Someone who cares about the planet? Someone who can redirect funds allocated for disposal toward transportation costs?
If your school has goods to donate please contact your local Rotary Club or please contact DIK by EMAIL