Weʼre raising £3,900 to support my son Ben, 15, to volunteer in Kenya, carrying out vital work in 3rd world communities building homes, schools & clean water supply
- Bradford, UK
- 10 hours to go
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This fantastic oportunity was far too good to give up when it hit my in box two months ago.
With trepidation, a small group of warrior Hanson school students, along with my son Ben & nephew Alex, signed themselves up for the volunteering experience of a lifetime. The volunteering expedition will take place over four weeks & each student must raise £3740 each to get there.
Kenya is the home of Camps International; projects have been running there for over 15 years. From housing and welfare to improving water and food security, healthcare and sanitation to education and training, wildlife conservation and environmental protection along with helping to develop sustainable livelihoods, these projects are real, grassroots initiatives developed in partnership with local communities to tackle some of the day to day issues they are facing. This year, they are currently working on 103 initiatives worldwide to support rural communities, protect wildlife and preserve fragile ecosystems. Hanson School are taking a team of students over to Kenya to make a life changing difference to some of the world’s poorest and most in need communities. Living alongside the local communities, our group will be just a stone’s throw away from the project work that 36% of the trip costs will be contributing towards. These projects are invested in by the local community and Camps have employed over 150 local staff worldwide (in our offices, as drivers, camp managers, cooks, security, housekeeping, project leaders, operations teams and guides) to provide sustainable and long-term employment. These guys are the experts of what they need, and how best to achieve it. Conservation work will be carried out through beach cleans, reforestation and helping reduce wildlife/human conflict. In the last 15 years Camps have removed 15 tonnes of waste from fragile coastlines, planted over a million tree’s and protected over 130,000 acres of wildlife reserve. Hanson & its brilliant group of volunteers will be playing a key part in continuing this vital work to help improve Kenya for the future generations.
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May 21, 2018
Good luck with your fundraising! It'll be an amazing experience!
May 19, 2018
Awesome opportunity and cause. Good luck, Ben! Love from Ros, Freya and Finn xxx
May 18, 2018
Best wishes Ben
Alison de Lima
May 17, 2018
Good luck Ben!
May 16, 2018
Wow Ben what an experience. I want to hear all about it on your return. Lots of love. Xxx
May 15, 2018
Good luck with fund raising enjoy the adventure to Kenya. What an experience Take care luv u xx
May 15, 2018
Fab...go for it Ben! xx
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I work in a school in inner city Bradford & strive to give our students enrichment opportunities they would never ordinarily have a chance to experience. I truly believe that by helping others in a third world country, will show our students for life, that anything is possible.