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£1,250raised of £1,250 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,250 to Help provide educational and health services to children and communities.

    Location
    Kenya, Zambia and South Africa
    Time left
    Funded on Thursday, 9th February 2017

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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

      4 months ago

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    • Asanga Baer

      Asanga Baer

      5 months ago

      Asanga Baer

      We've hit the target of £1250! I want to thank everyone who has donated towards this! Your generosity and support for this volunteer work means a great deal! I will be updating my Facebook page when I can so for those who would like to follow the work that will be done then you'll find it all uploaded there! Once again a massive thank you to all of you who have donated and helped me with the events that were put together! There is still 4 days left until this page closes so by all means if you feel you wish to donate still, then please do!

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      Asanga Baer

      5 months ago

      Asanga Baer

      I want to thank all those who attended the Pub Quiz evening on Sunday 15 January! It was a great turnout and a total of £316.16 was hit that night which is truly incredible. Thank you all again for your generosity!

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      Asanga Baer

      6 months 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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    30

    • Stefan Rose

      Stefan Rose

      Feb 6, 2017

      Hope this will get you to your target. Best of luck Asanga!

      £16.00

    • Margaret Murphy

      Margaret Murphy

      Feb 5, 2017

      I hope you have a wonderful time. My son went to Uganda last year.

      £10.00

    • Ross Mitchell

      Ross Mitchell

      Feb 4, 2017

      I hope you find the way of the warrior

      £10.00

    • Tina Cave

      Tina Cave

      Feb 4, 2017

      Good luck Asanga, hope it goes well. Well done!

      £50.00

    • Julia Z.

      Julia Z.

      Feb 4, 2017

      £10.00

    • Jonathan Bryant

      Jonathan Bryant

      Feb 4, 2017

      Hi Ash , this is from Emma who has some technical/JustGiving issues... Message is: God bless, you're a star!

      £70.00

    • No name

      No name

      Feb 3, 2017

      In memory of Barbara Hohol, who would have loved to support you in what you are doing!

      £100.00

    About the fundraiser
    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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