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  • Gaylene Meeson - 424NT

Service in Action

Updated: Jan 13, 2021

The 424th NT Pack B Brownies have been helping the Hong Kong community by getting involved in the ImpactHK drive to put care packages together for the homeless in Hong Kong. Each Brownie is putting together one (or two) complete package for one homeless person.

They also embarked on a United Nations water challenge badge earlier this year and the last part of the badge was a take action project. After learning about all the communities around the world who don't have access to clean safe drinking water, they chose to purchase water filters in Nepal and Hippo Rollers in South Africa but first they had to raise some money.

They spent several weeks making beeswax covers which they sold around the community and also collected up second hand books which they sold in pop-up shops on the side walks.

Their efforts raised a whopping HK$13,000 which was split between Nepal and South Africa. The water filters will go to a former leper community which has been rehabilitated after being ousted from their former villages around Kathmandu. they haven't received them yet at the time of writing because of a COVID outbreak but we anticipate it will be soon. The charity is called

The other half was enough to purchase 5 hippo rollers for the African Marmalade Project headed by Siphiwe Sithole who has extensive knowledge of African seeds which she produces on her organic farm located in the Cradle of Humankind.

You can learn more about her here and about the hippo rollers here The hippo rollers allow the community to roll 90 litres of water at a time and they have a built in filter if needed for drinking. This community will be able to grow more crops commercially as a result of these drums.

The Brownies are now thinking about their next service in action project....mmmm what will they choose?

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