£415raised of £1,750 target by 17 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,750 to Help provide educational and health services to children and communities.

Kenya, Zambia and South Africa
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Beginning 1 March 2017 I will spend five months in Africa to volunteer in local communities and schools.

I will begin my journey in Kenya working in West Special School in Bungoma. This school supports and aids the development of children with mental and physical disabilities and those with hearing impairments. I will be supporting the staff with the children's studies and sports as well as general care, maintenance and the school's development.

I will then travel to South Africa where I will work in the Vrygrond Community with the organisation "DreamsToReality" helping the children and youths of the community to develop their skills, teaching them about health, aiding their studies and also enhancing the safety of their community by rebuilding, improving and protecting their facilities.

I will then move on to Zambia where I will work in a school and local community through the group "Dream Livingstone Zambia", teaching children who are orphaned or less privileged, helping them with HIV/AIDS awareness, education and sports. I will also work in a training centre providing tuition in essential life skills and development to aid those who cannot find much-needed support elsewhere and help them become self-sufficient.

Your donations are greatly appreciated. Even small amounts can go a long way. Any amount you wish and can afford to give, however big or small, will help make a direct and positive impact in what I can provide the respective schools and communities.

Both the Zambian and South African projects are run through IVHQ; an organisation based in New Zealand which places volunteers abroad for elongated periods of time. I'm currently working through the information IVHQ provides to enable volunteers to give the best service possible. You can visit their website here - https://www.volunteerhq.org

If you have any further questions please do let me know and I'll happily answer them!

Together we can make a difference.

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  • Asanga Baer

    Asanga Baer

    a month ago

    Asanga Baer

    Just to update you all - So far we've already raised £225 which is an incredible start! There will be a pub quiz and raffle for those interested on January 15 @ 19:30 at the Royal Standard Pub in Ely! I'd love to see everyone there that can attend! Once again, thank you so much for your donations. We can hit this goal! 51 days to go!

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  • Axel


    Jan 18, 2017

    Have a great journey!


  • Jason, Christine, and Jonah

    Jason, Christine, and Jonah

    Jan 14, 2017

    Looking forward to hearing all about it.


  • Houguang Liu

    Houguang Liu

    Jan 14, 2017

    Have a nice trip in Africa.-Hugh


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Asanga Baer

Asanga Baer

Kenya, Zambia and South Africa

Hi everyone! My name is Asanga or Ash as you prefer. I'm currently 21, born in Sri Lanka and adopted to the UK from an orphanage in Negombo at a young age. I have begun studies into law enforcement and criminology and am currently working with the Police in Restorative Justice.

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