TEECH are fundraising to support a bathroom installation project in the Republic of Moldova in August 2021. All funding will be used to purchase supplies for the project; sanitary ware, electrical items (lighting, hand driers etc) along with hot water boilers, new flooring, toilet cubicle partitions and much more. The project will create, for the first time, indoor bathrooms for a school, where the current 'normal' is to use a long drop style outside toilet for the children and teachers.
TEECH was established in 1998 when a group, who worked (at that time) together at BT near Ipswich, Suffolk, took up the challenge from a colleague to help repair two hospitals in Bucharest. About fifty volunteers travelled to Bucharest, under the banner of ‘BTL Aid to Romania’ in August that year and set about painting, plastering, providing lighting and generally making the hospitals cleaner, safer and brighter places. After the success of this trip, and seeing the need to be more structured the volunteers organised themselves into a Registered Charity and hence TEECH (Telecommunications Eastern European Challenge) was born. TEECH is a small independent charity, run by an unpaid team of volunteers, which welcomes volunteers from all walks life.
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