Weʼve raised £255 to allow me to fulfill my dream of teaching primary school children in rural Chile from July 2019 to June 2020.
- Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
- Funded on Saturday, 5th January 2019
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I am Alex Walker a sixth year student, currently studying my Highers at South Queensferry High School.
As a young girl my father took me to India, and the universal joy and compassion I witnessed in the face of adversity, really left a significant mark on me.
When I faced my own challenge of full blown Alopecia a few years ago, my memory of the positivity I had seen, helped me remain strong and pulled me through.
When my hair returned, I made a vow to make my whole life a positive and decided to try to help others in some way.
In May of this year I made application for a one year self funded teaching post, in the hope I may be invited to the selection process the following month.
I was invited and following a stretching but enjoyable week of tests and challenges, I was delighted to receive an offer to teach a group of primary school children in a rural part of Chile from summer 2019 to summer 2020.
This is where I am seeking your help.
In order to make a difference to 30 children I need to raise £6,200.
I appreciate that may seem a large amount of money, but this will cover my training, travel, food and accommodation for the whole year.
I have numerous fundraising activities planned over the next year and i will be be regularly updating my progress via twitter and Facebook.
If you want to know how my dream is progressing, pop in and even consider dropping me a line!
I know that everyone is regularly asked to make donations to good causes, and acknowledge that everybody has their own friends and family to support, however could you spare a little ?
Each small donation will allow me to take a small positive step towards my goal.
Thank you in advance for reading and considering helping me.
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Aug 31, 2018
Jul 17, 2018
Good luck from the Kilpatrick’s 😉 xx
Jul 17, 2018
Hey Alex, I’d like to wish you all the best in Chile! I’ll miss you loads 💗Xxx
Jul 6, 2018
You are off to a nice start...keep up the momentum !! Jake B
Jul 4, 2018
Good luck Alex :-)
Jul 2, 2018
Hope your dream comes true!
Jul 2, 2018
Alex, not only will this be an amazing experience, but will also be character building and set you up for the challenges ahead in life. Wishing you all the best. Stephen
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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Alex Walker (17) South Queensferry High School Edinburgh Chile bound in 2019/20 to fulfill my dream of teaching and supporting primary school children in rural Chile.