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    Weʼve raised £820 to Katherine's Challenge for Challenge Ministries Swazi: Clinic

    Bulembu, Swaziland
    Funded on Saturday, 25th August 2018

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    In September I have the amazing opportunity to visit Swaziland with Challenge Ministries.

    One of the projects I feel particularly impacted by is the work of the Health Care team. They specialises in running rural clinics, supporting the 'In Community By Community' community developments, providing first aid training and basic hygiene education.

    As one of the 10 smallest countries in Africa, the HIV/AIDS population is higher than any in the world, the effects of this has significantly reduced the number of adults, the average life expectancy here is 47 (2015). With so few parents, teachers and doctors in the country, many children have to fend for themselves, emotionally, educationally and medically.

    As a teacher and young adult in England with vast amounts of educational resources and reliable adults in my life, it pains me that the same opportunities aren't afforded to the children of Swazi because of the reduced number of healthy adults. By raising money for the Health Care Team, I hope that life spans may be extended, saved and protected, with the long term goal of ensuring there are enough adults to raise the future children of Swaziland. (A huge venture that I can only hope to help in anyway.)

    To raise money for this venture I have challenged myself with an open water swim. On Saturday 18th August, I will be swimming the 1.5 mile stretch of sea between Eastney Swimming Pool and South Parade Pier. As a pool swimmer the challenge of open water will vastly differ from my normal, comfortable pool surroundings!

    Your sponsorship for this challenge is so meaningful, not just to me but to the futures of children in Swaziland, whose educational experience (I can only hope) will be more extensive due to having more teachers and caring adults in their lives to guide them. 100% of your donations* to my challenge for Challenge Ministries will go to sourcing and providing medical resources in Swaziland.

    * Donations lost through processing fees, will be made up by me.

    https://cmswazi.org/health-care/

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    • K Nicholls4 months ago
      K Nicholls

      K Nicholls

      4 months ago

      So it is Swimming Challenge Eve and I am getting my things together ready for the morning. I have all my swimming gear laid out and I've looked up the weather information for my chosen location! The weather change this week is certainly making my Challenge for Challenge Ministries well, a Challenge. If you've been thinking about donating but haven't got round to it yet... Now is as good a time as any! PLEASE

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    • K Nicholls5 months ago
      K Nicholls

      K Nicholls

      5 months ago

      Into the sea I go! Safety first with my new visibility buoy. Really happy with today's practice and feeling enthused about my new time element challenge as part of my 'swim challenge' for Challenge Ministries. I'm also really grateful to everyone who has donated thus far and by the generousity of everyone. So, in upping my challenge, I'm upping my taraget too! Please help me reach this and to support the teams working out in Swazi, aiding and caring in the rural communities.

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    6 months ago

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    Supporters

    13

    • Emily

      Emily

      Aug 18, 2018

      Good Luck Katherine :-) Proud of you!! Lots of love Em and Jack xxx

      £40.00

    • Alex

      Alex

      Aug 18, 2018

      Good luck - I know you'll ace it!! Lots of love xx

      £26.00

    • Liam Wright

      Liam Wright

      Aug 17, 2018

      Good luck!

      £5.00

    • Sheldon Cooper

      Sheldon Cooper

      Aug 17, 2018

      🖖🏻

      £73.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 9, 2018

      £10.00

    • A A

      A A

      Jul 9, 2018

      \(^o^)/ \(^o^)/ \(^o^)/ 人人人人 へ( ゚ェ゚)_ 人人人人

      £191.00

    • Pip

      Pip

      Jul 8, 2018

      hope this helps

      £150.00

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    K Nicholls

    K Nicholls

    Bulembu, Swaziland

    Hi, I'm Katherine and I'm a language teacher in the UK. One of my favourite things about my job is when students come to class and tell me that they used a class learnt phrase or grammar 'in the real world'. Education and helping others be the best we can be is my drive in life.

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