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On September 16th, I begin my ‘Experience’ gap year with XLP. I'll be volunteering with London’s churches, communities & secondary schools. I'll also be involved in an overseas mission trip. I'll be training & working with XLP from September to July.
For approx. 15 hrs per week, I'll be doing youth & community work. I'll be placed in a Borough Team at the start of the year and will work with this team for the whole year. I'll be involved with things such as running lunchtime & after-school clubs; teaching RE & PSHE lessons, & delivering assemblies; supporting young people one-to-one with reading & homework; & working on estates on the XL-R8 double decker bus.
For approx. 12 hrs per week, I'll work with my placement church. I’ll be involved in serving the youth/children’s work; helping run mid-week groups; & helping run outreach work in the community (e.g. detatched youth work, sports clubs, home visiting, mentoring).
For approx. 6 hrs per week, I'll be training in Youth work & Theology. I'll also be part of a 10 day mission trip to either Ghana or Romania.
In Ghana we'll work with the Ashanti-Akim Community Organisation (www.aaco.org.uk). During this trip, I'll work in schools & villages, including a secondary school in Dampong which XLP set up in association with AACO.
In Romania, we'll work with the Casa Harului (‘House of Grace’) project who provide training & family breaks for those with disabilities. We visit schools to provide education on life issues & run sessions for disabled children & their carers.
I'd really appreciate any funding I could get towards this year, as the more I can raise, the more I can invest into building up my own, and other people’s, future(s).
My ambitions for the near future are to become a youth worker. Youth workers can have an incredible impact on the lives of young people. Young people are so full of potential & I want to help others to discover and embrace this.
For more information about XLP, visit xlp.org.uk
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May 7, 2018
Thank you for NLH photos, enjoyed looking through them, good luck on your gap year.
Mar 20, 2018
Best of luck xx
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