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Weʼre raising £2,000 to teach sports education to children in South Africa.

Leeds, United Kingdom
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I am travelling to KwaZulu Natal in South Africa in June 2017 with a small group of students at the University of Leeds as part of 'Gryphons Abroad', a project to help young kids in Africa with sports, education and their leadership abilities.

Specifically, we will be working with the Mnyakanya High School in the Nklanda region, an extremely deprived area where 90% of adults are affected by HIV, 90% are unemployed and there is an extremely high rate of illiteracy in adults of over 60%.

These children do not have the same opportunity to the education that we get and that's why this project is so important. One of the aims of the project is to teach the children how to ride a bicycle. This is not only a good form of exercise, but it could help to tackle the issue of some students being unable to attend school due to the distance they have to walk. In addition, providing these children with a sports education will be extremely beneficial in their future as they will have developed leadership and teamwork skills essential for a successful future career.

I am extremely invested in this project as I have been to multiple training sessions for child safeguarding and protection, first aid and there are more to come. I will post updates on these training sessions and my endeavours to fund-raise.

All the money raised will go towards the costs of the project, including flight and accommodation costs, and whatever else is made will go directly to the the partnership or the school itself that we will be working with.

Any donations would be so greatly appreciated, so if you have a spare fiver then it would be so kind if you could help me towards this project.

Also, please share my crowdfunding page on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other platform to help me getting a larger response! I would be extremely appreciative.

If you are interested in finding out any more, click the link below: http://sport.leeds.ac.uk/sport/gryphons-abroad/

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  • Charlotte Guest

    Charlotte Guest

    7 days ago

    Charlotte Guest

    Training starts for the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge! Any sponsors would be immensely appreciated! <3

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  • Charlotte Guest

    Charlotte Guest

    a month ago

    Charlotte Guest

    Now that exams are over, fundraising and training for South Africa can continue! Over the holidays I manged to raise some money by working at my job, but fundraising is still going. Our first team meeting of the year is tonight, and next week we're learning how to fix bikes for our Cycle to Success Project, where we will teach the kids how to ride bikes in order to get to school! If you feel like making a donation I would genuinely appreciate it so much <3 Thank you for those of you who have helped so far, especially to the McAras! <3

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  • Charlotte Guest

    Charlotte Guest

    2 months ago

    Charlotte Guest

    I have set up a Depop account in order to sell some of my clothes to fundraise for this project! Please check it out and share it with your friends if you would like to support me! ❤ ❤ ❤ www.depop.com/charguest

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  • India Hamilton

    India Hamilton

    Jan 24, 2017

    Good Luck Charlotte! Xxx


  • Jane McAra

    Jane McAra

    Jan 10, 2017

    Very proud of you Charlotte and have THE most amazing time.Our love and safe travelsIan and Jane McAra xxxxx


  • Chris Rye

    Chris Rye

    Dec 11, 2016


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