RCOB logo

Rotary Beaumaris and MotoAid have entered a partnership!

MotoAid are very pleased to announce the beginning of what we hope will be a long relationship with Beaumaris Rotary.

The local Beaumaris Rotary Club has chosen MotoAid’s current project training midwives in Timor Leste to support with seed funding. Rotary has a long history of providing support to both local and international development programs.

Health, education and advancement of women are three key areas so MotoAid’s work with the Timroese midwives meets all these criteria.

MotoAid would like to particularly thank Ken Mirams for his support and interest in our work in Timor.

Gloves

Donations of motorcycle gear urgently needed!

We will be heading to Timor in April to provide motorcycle safety training to midwives, and hope to also provide some healthcare products which are in very short supply.

In order to provide the training, we need to source and supply motorcycle safety gear, and send this on a container ship leaving at the end of February!

As such, we are looking for donations of the following:

• Motorbike helmets – small ladies size
• Motorbike jackets and gloves – small sizes
• Dopplers for midwives
• Sphygammometers
• Tape measures
• Baby clothes
• Baby blankets

New or good used conditon. Please contact us on: motoaid2015@gmail.com or call 0395970852 to arrange delivery or pickup.

Thank you for your continuing support to enable us to carry out this important work.

whats in store

What’s in store for this year ?

Over 2020 we plan to train the midwives in Timor-Leste who use motorbikes to deliver care to women and babies. We will train them in basic motorbike maintenance and riding skills. Because yes, that’s right, these midwives and the patients they treat depend on motorbikes coming to them to bring them the treatment and healthcare they need.

Nurses, doctors and community healthcare workers across Timor use motorbikes. If these break down there’s no RACV to pick them up, and often no workshop to fix them up. Without a motorbike there’s no way to provide crucial healthcare. We provide training on safe riding and basic daily mechanical checks. This keeps healthcare workers safe, and keeps the motorbikes on the road.

We’re planning a trip to train the midwives in the first half of this year – updates to follow! In the meantime we are always looking for donations of ladies motorbike gloves, helmets and jackets. Please contact us to arrange pick-up.

Motoaid-Chain

Our new app!

During 2019 MotoAid partnered with an amazing team at Federation University who has been designing a new phone app for us. We hope that the app will become a reality and can be used to help healthcare workers look after their motorbikes, stay safe and deliver more health care.