Access for all at Estoi’s Casa do Povo

Rotary Club Estoi Palace has for years provided support to Estoi’s Casa do Povo (a state community centre) in a number of different ways. In its most recent contribution, the Club has arranged for a metal wheelchair ramp to be installed at the entrance of the building.

The ramp itself was manufactured by Metalgarve, a local metal working firm based in Bordeira.

The work, which was paid for by charity donations to the Club, was organised by Rotarian Natacha Nowack, who arranged for one of her exchange students, Jean-Baptiste Mondon, a French student metal worker from Tours, France, to work for Metalgarve as an intern during the manufacture of the ramp.

Meantime, the Club is currently sponsoring the formation of a Rotaract Club to be based in São Brás de Alportel. Rotaract Clubs are for young people aged between 18 and 30 who wish to make a contribution to the community. Email [email protected]