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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help support schools in Rwanda

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In November I shall be travelling to the south west of Rwanda for a month in order to volunteer in a number of schools. These schools are supported by an organisation called Hands Around the World, a charity for vulnerable children: http://hatw.org.uk/

Obviously, this is terribly exciting for me - my first trip to Africa. But I'm also hoping to Add Value, as the management speak in my office goes. This means that as well as painting school walls/maybe do a bit of teaching/definitely do a lot of playing, we need to be spending money locally and supporting local businesses, for example, by purchasing school books, desks, sports equipment etc in the local area. Rwandans are keen further to develop their own economy and HATW is doing all it can to support this.

We are planning a construction project, building classrooms so that more children can access secondary education. Volunteers will be involved in helping to renovate classrooms, mainly through painting, working alongside local people - and teaching English.

Whilst I am funding my own trip and expenses, I would love it if my family and friends (family, by another name, bless you all) would also like to join in supporting this fabulous endeavour. The extra money we raise through fundraising will be matched by Jersey Overseas Aid and will contribute to buying painting materials as well as new doors, and window frames.

At the moment, I've not a clue what I will do to deserve this fund-raising effort. Maybe buy you coffee? Or it may simply be running a couple of 10ks, although I do quietly have the crazy idea of running 6 parkruns around the country to spell R-W-A-N-D-A, if I can logistically pull it off. Who knows?

Anyway, you know what to do....

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  • Anna Brooke10 days ago
    Anna Brooke

    Anna Brooke

    10 days ago

    1st target is Bristol 10k on 5th May. My first 10k. Seemingly everyone else in Bristol has done/is doing it. My turn.

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 25, 2019

    Best of luck Anna - a great cause.

    £20.00

  • Martin Polley

    Martin Polley

    Mar 19, 2019

    Great stuff! Love from the Polleys

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 17, 2019

    You are amazing to be doing this. Lol

    £20.00

  • Sophie Collet

    Sophie Collet

    Mar 16, 2019

    Xxx

    £20.00

  • Camille Parke and family

    Camille Parke and family

    Mar 16, 2019

    Good luck, Anna. Enjoy the experience.

    £100.00

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Travelling to Rwanda later in November and December this year to work in schools supported by Hands Around the World. I'd love it if you feel able to support our efforts. You're FAB.

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