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Weʼre raising £800 to Katherine's Challenge for Challenge Ministries Swazi: Clinic

Bulembu, Swaziland
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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.

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  • K Nicholls2 days ago
    K Nicholls

    K Nicholls

    2 days 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 Nicholls1 month ago
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    K Nicholls

    1 month 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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Page last updated on: 8/18/2018 8:44 AM



  • Emily


    Aug 18, 2018

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


  • Alex


    Aug 18, 2018

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


  • Liam Wright

    Liam Wright

    Aug 17, 2018

    Good luck!


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    Aug 17, 2018



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    Jul 9, 2018

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  • Pip


    Jul 8, 2018

    hope this helps


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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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