Zonta Birthing Kit Packing Day 2015

Every woman has the right to a clean and safe childbirth but unfortunately this is not always the case. Thousands of women in developing countries are forced to give birth without access to sanitary and functional birthing materials.

In an effort to reduce the number of risks associated with delivering a child in these conditions, 24 QASMT students assisted members of the Zonta Club of Brisbane River, in packing 1200 basic birthing kits. The assembly process took place on our school campus on Saturday, 9 May. These birthing kits ( consisting of a sheet of plastic, 3 pieces of string, a scalpel, 5 sheets of gauze, soap and gloves ) are to be transported to expectant mothers in Central Africa and Papua New Guinea, where mortality of both delivering mothers and newborns are the highest due to unsafe birthing conditions.

This was an incredibly rewarding experience and we thank the Zonta Club of Brisbane River and Ms Gorman for allowing us to take part in this event. We are grateful for the opportunity to support an important cause and empower women worldwide.

Isabella Juria and Asawari Parulekar ( Year 11 students)