Nelson West recently joined forces with the Rotary Clubs of Nelson and Rutherford Nelson to secure a Rotary Foundation grant to renovate the facilities of Youth Nelson. This organisation provides alternative education to teenagers who have been unsuccessful in mainstream education, with them aim of helping them return to school or prepare them for further training or employment.
Each club contributed $750 and together the clubs obtained a matching District Grant from the Rotary Foundation, which paid for painting supplies and new furniture. A team of Rotarians then spent four days in October giving the Youth Nelson rooms a complete makeover. The photos tell the story.