March 2007 Recipients
Young scouts are happy campers thanks to the Mazda Foundation.
More than 147 youths have benefited from a grant which has provided them with the tools they need for their intrepid adventures.
Funding from the Mazda Foundation to the tune of $14,450 enabled New Zealand’s second largest scout group, Motu Moana Green Bay Scout Group, to purchase new tents.
The tents have replaced old, worn tents and are used for outdoor programmes which involve teaching girls and boys aged between six and 20 personal development, life skills, survival skills, respect for nature and leadership skills.
Eddie Mei, Chairperson for the Motu Moana Green Bay Scout Group, which is located in the Auckland suburb of Green Bay, says the organisation is extremely grateful.”We got the tents made after receiving the funding and it is unbelievable how much use they have been getting so far.”
He says the tents are very high quality and will also be used at national scout jamborees and camping expeditions throughout New Zealand.
“These tents will provide children with safe and secure shelters for years to come. They are solid enough to stand strong in all weather conditions,” says Mr Mei.
The tents are also available for use at the Group’s Green Bay site by scout groups from the greater Auckland region as well as other groups and organisations within the community.