GAP Group kits out school group for charity construction project

National equipment hirer GAP Group has donated personal protection equipment (PPE) kit to a group of school pupils on a mission to improve the housing standards of communities in Oradea, Romania.

In conjunction with the charity, Habitat for Humanity, 13 final year pupils and two teachers from the Royal High School in Edinburgh spent ten days building safe, clean and comfortable homes for families and orphans. GAP was more than happy to kit the team out with safety trainers, helmets, gloves and glasses to help them in this fantastic cause.A host of fundraising events were put on by the pupils in the run up to their time on site in Romania. Zoe Kirkpatrick, one of the pupils involved, said: 

This is a project that all of us are incredibly dedicated to seeing through. We know that we have the opportunity to really do some good for people who have not had the same advantages as ourselves.

Since then, GAP is delighted to have learned that the trip was a huge success. The students built the structure from the ground up, successfully completing the foundations and 3 walls for a building designed to contain four flats. They were also involved in making a large supply of rebars for Habitat for Humanity Romania to use on their other sites in the area.

One of the Royal High School teachers involved in the project, Neil Tilston, said:

We’re really grateful to GAP for providing us with the PPE for the project. By bringing our own equipment, we were able to help the charity keep costs down making the goal of affordable housing possible.

Through this project, GAP was able to play a small part in giving back to less fortunate communities, while also supporting projects that introduce youngsters to the rewarding benefits of a career in construction.