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£520raised of £500 target by 17 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to help fund my volunteering trip to Uganda

Location
Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

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Next summer I am planning to spend two weeks in Uganda volunteering in childcare with IVHQ. This will involve being placed in extremely under resourced day care centers and nurseries where I will look after vulnerable children living in poverty - many of whom will have lost one or both of their parents due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. My role will include educational activities where I will assist in teaching the children basic English and Maths, health and hygiene, and reading and writing. I would also play games with the children and assist in arts and crafts, feeding and daily chores. It has always been a goal of mine to go and volunteer in Africa and to offer my knowledge and skills to help those in need. I have decided that next summer would be an ideal time to do this and wanted to get the ball rolling as soon as possible. Due to the high cost of flights from Scotland to Uganda I am looking to raise as much money as possible to cover this as well as the project fees required through the organisation I will be working with. This will go towards the money I will be saving up over the next year to be able to afford the trip. Anything anyone can spare would be amazing :)

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  • Scott Calvert3 days ago
    Scott Calvert

    Scott Calvert

    3 days ago

    TARGET HAS BEEN REACHED! Thank you for all the support on the run up to my volunteering abroad trip. I now have my certificate in international volunteering and apart from a mosquito net I am fully prepared for my departure in 3 months time. BUT, it is not too late to donate! Any funds I raise from now on will go directly to supporting local projects in need in Uganda. It will also allow me to purchase basic school supplies etc. for the children when i'm there which will in turn be helping boost the local economy. Thanks again soso much to all!

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  • Scott Calvert1 month ago
    Scott Calvert

    Scott Calvert

    1 month ago
    Update from the Page owner

    THANK YOUUU!!!!

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  • Scott Calvert1 month ago
    Scott Calvert

    Scott Calvert

    1 month ago

    Happy new year all! The goal is in sight!! Just three more £10 donations will take me to my target (yay!). We are now in 2018 so it is officially the year that this will take place, with it approaching very quickly which is very exciting. I have now received approval from the Ugandan government to enter the country on my planned dates with a visa invitation letter from them to prove so on arrival. I have also now completed my volunteer training with IVHQ and just need to obtain my certificate in international volunteering. Thanks to all again!

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7 months ago

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17

  • s Stuart

    s Stuart

    Jan 19, 2018

    All the best Scott they are very lucky to have you stay safe and I'll hear all about it when it home xx

    £30.00

  • roslynn

    roslynn

    Jan 18, 2018

    Wohoo! Almost there x

    £10.00

  • Isabelle Santos

    Isabelle Santos

    Jan 18, 2018

    Good luck! You’re doing something great! Isa xx

    £10.00

  • Kevin Mowatt

    Kevin Mowatt

    Jan 6, 2018

    Good luck, take care.

    £20.00

  • Chloe & Gaz xx

    Chloe & Gaz xx

    Nov 19, 2017

    All the Best Scott

    £10.00

  • Lee Calvert

    Lee Calvert

    Nov 10, 2017

    Enjoy NB x

    £30.00

  • Caitlin Paton

    Caitlin Paton

    Nov 10, 2017

    You’re nearly there fleef!!xx

    £20.00

About the fundraiser
Scott Calvert

Scott Calvert

Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

I'm a 20 year old student from Aberdeenshire studying Biomedical Science in Paisley and living and working in Glasgow. I love to travel the world and experience difference cultures and also give up my time to help those in need through charitable work.

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